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Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Sharp pains: Dont know answer is too big for vague pain but if it gets worse go to er! ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. can you tell me whats wrong with my belly button??

I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. can you tell me whats wrong with my belly button??

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my belly button and it feels like something is pulling it from the inside. What is the cause of this pain?

I have a sharp pain in my belly button and it feels like something is pulling it from the inside. What is the cause of this pain?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely cause of your symptoms is an umbilical hernia with fat caught in it. Do you notice a bulge in the umbilicus? A simple physical exam should determine if you have a hernia. ...Read more

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I've been having a serious sharp pain in my belly button that greatly worsens when i bend over or sit up from laying down or roll over what's wrong!?

I've been having a serious sharp pain in my belly button that greatly worsens when i bend over or sit up from laying down or roll over what's wrong!?

Possible hernia: A hernia is a weakness in the abdominal wall, and this commonly happens in the belly button area. It can allow your intestines to be pushed out under the skin, and it sometimes gets stuck inside the hernia and causes pain. If it gets stuck for a long time, it can cause a portion of the bowel to die which is a life-threatening emergency. Please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my belly button when i pee?

I get a sharp pain in my belly button when i pee?

Uti: you may want to check for bladder infection, or if not infected possible due to bladder is contracted if you held the urine too long ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my belly button and discharge coming out is this a reason to go to the emergency room?

Yes: It seems you may have an infection. If your physician is unable to walk you in today, then go to the ER for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

Lots of things: There is a long list of things that can cause abdominal pain. Unless this was just there for a few minutes and went away i would suggest getting in to see your primary care provider relatively soon. If it is there and hasn't gone away you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more