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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned About My Baby Kicking Below My Bikini Line And My Belly Button

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Should I be concerned about my baby kicking below my bikini line and my belly button?

Should I be concerned about my baby kicking below my bikini line and my belly button?

No: Babies move around inside the uterus and their movements may be felt in many different areas of the pregnant abdomen. Babies also move their arms and can "punch" the wall of the uterus, often giving a sensation of being kicked in two different areas at the same time. Fetal movement is generally considered a sign of well-being and lack of fetal distress. ...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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Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Feel what is strangely like baby kicking on my right side around belly button. Sometimes with sharp pain...can see stomachs move, no gas,?

Abdominal pain: Get an evaluation, including an ultrasound or CT scan and colonoscopy if you have not had one in 10 years. Chronic liver and pancreas conditions can result in fluid in the abdomen known as ascites. The above tests will rule this out. ...Read more

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For the past three days I have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. I'm not pregnant.

For the past three days I have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. I'm not pregnant.

Need to be checked: At the risk of stating the obvious, if you are not pregnant then what you are feeling cannot be a baby kicking. You need to consult your physician to figure out what this really is. ...Read more

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What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

What is the pulsing in abdomen, kinda like baby kicking. To the right of belly button, lower right pelvis, and also just below right ribs/about 1 mo.

Abdominal aorta: You are most likely describing your abdominal aorta. The abdominal aorta is the largest artery in the body and in thin people is often normally palpable and felt to pulsate. If concerned, and you just started noticing it, let you dr. Know, and an ultrasound of the abdomen is non-invasive and can evaluate your aorta. ...Read more

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My babies umbilical cord fell off today (baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

My babies umbilical cord fell off today (baby is 1 Week Old). Do I put anything on it to help it heal faster?? The belly button is also outie.

Not necessarily: The umbilical stump is made to fall off - after it does there is often very little needed to facilitate it completing its healing. You can use a small drop of liquid soap (not antibacterial) to aid in the remainder drying out - but if you do nothing it will likely be just fine! If it is not healed by the 2 week visit - your provider will take care of the rest. ...Read more

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I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

I have a pulsing sensation on the left side of my belly button. It's not constant and could be described as a tiny baby kick! What could this be?

Fasciculations: Twitching, which is an abnormal firing of muscles, is the common term for fasciculations. The sensation of your abdomen twitching can be very annoying but no cause for alarm or fear. It could be the result of anxiety, stress, dehydration and/or mineral imbalance. Make sure you are getting enough fluids and adequate amounts of magnesium and potassium. ...Read more

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Low kicks (between belly button and hairline) will b 24wks preg in 4days. Is this normal kick in area. Is baby laying horizontally with feet dangling?

Low kicks (between belly button and hairline) will b 24wks preg in 4days. Is this normal kick in area. Is baby laying horizontally with feet dangling?

This sounds: Fine. Having been pregnant in the past - I sometimes found it confusing to try to figure out what part of the baby was bumping me in different areas. It isn't just their feet that be banging and bumping. (: Congratulations. ...Read more

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Dr at what time we need to start baby kicks count in pregnancy? I'm 24 weeks right now feeling baby almost all time near right side of belly button?

This is pass/fail: Baby kick counting is a pass/fail measure to alert you ONLY when there is a diminishment or absence to then notify your OB MD. Otherwise, you will need a computer to monitor ALL of the movements which is just not practical and you would have little time to engage in that thing called "life". ...Read more

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Baby moves/kicks/rolls right behind my belly button and it's so painful I scream. I try moving to side and same problem. Why so sensitive? Sharp pain

Baby moves/kicks/rolls right behind my belly button and it's so painful I scream. I try moving to side and same problem. Why so sensitive? Sharp pain

Pain when pregnant: Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable and physically demanding time for your body. There are a lot of changes that occur with your pelvic organs during this time. Even subtle baby movements can cause sharp pain. If you develop nausea and vomiting, high fevers, or inability to pass gas or stools, see your doctor immediately. Otherwise, maternity belts, rest, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are recommended first. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks prgnt. I've had lower back discomfort for a wk and pressure pinching only on my lwr rght abdomen towards bikini line. Should I be concerned?

I am 5 weeks prgnt. I've had lower back discomfort for a wk and pressure pinching only on my lwr rght abdomen towards bikini line. Should I be concerned?

Probably ligaments: In the absence of any bleeding, your symptoms are most commonly associated with ligament stretching. As your uterus begins to grow, the supportive, surrounding ligaments that are attached the uterus stretch and can cause discomfort. If you symptoms worsen, you begin to bleed, or have anything else that develops that is concerning, call your OB immediately. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to hurt your baby by playing with your belly button?

Shouldn't be a: Problem. Your navel is where the umbilical cord was attached to your mother's placenta. Your navel is not attached to your baby or your baby's umbilical cord. ...Read more

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I have a profound "heartbeat" in abdomen. Just above belly button. Should I be concerned about this?

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without knowing your age, eating habits, body habitus (weight, bmi), complete blood count and other lab tests, past medical history, a simple "no" or "yes" answer will not suffice. I would recommend visiting your primary care physician to discuss all of these. In general, thin individuals when laying flat on their back, can see their abdominal aorta (i.e. "heartbeat" in the abdomen) pulsating which delivers oxygen to the lower parts of your body, and this is normal. However, if you are having symptoms, have a past history or family history of "heart problems", it would be wise to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely. ...Read more

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Do you have any idea about belly button pain for a child?

Do you have any idea about belly button pain for a child?

Needs more info: Pain in the belly button can a sign of infection or an object in the belly button. If you are talking about abdominal pain around the belly button, the most common causes are constipation and high acid in the stomach. Seek medical care if the child develops fever, severe pain, persistent vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or pain in the right lower part of the abdomen. ...Read more

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What to do if my 7wk old baby has a infected belly button?

Time for a visit: The presence of redness and swelling or oozing from the site and skin around the belly button is rare at 7 weeks and can be a sign of a progressive and dangerous skin infection.In the short term, cleansing the area with rubbing alcohol can help dry and heal a simple belly button granuloma, but I would have the doc look it over in the office. ...Read more

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Does my youngest child have an innie or outie belly button, how to know?

Does my youngest child have an innie or outie belly button, how to know?

Innie vs. Outie: If the belly button protrudes it's an outit, if it's sunken it's an innie ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks if I put a earbud into my belly button will my baby hear the music?

Well: You do not need to put an earbud into your belly button. Remember your belly button was attached to your mother when you were a fetus. Your baby is not connected to your belly button. There is some evidence that babies respond when music is played near the mothers abdomen. It is fine to do that. ...Read more

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I am an inny. I noticed earlier today that my inner belly button is a very very bright red... This is not normal at all and I'm very concerned...?

Belly butt very red: 21 F notes: I am an inny. I noticed earlier today that my inner belly button is a very very bright red... This is not normal at all and I'm very concerned...? ANS: send picture. Suspect you have accumulated a lot of belly button lint and it is infected. Washing is always good. Send picture next time. If not better see your Dr. ...Read more

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I changed my belly button ring at six months. When I changed it it bled a little and I'm concerned it's by totally healed and I changed it too early?

I changed my belly button ring at six months. When I changed it it bled a little and I'm concerned it's by totally healed and I changed it too early?

Six months: Should be sufficient to heal the "hole" made with the ring! If it bled it is probably due to some trauma when you removed it! BTW the belly button by its very nature is NOT the "cleanest" place on your body so if you wish to keep a ring there KEEP THE AREA CLEA with frequent ALCOHOL WIPES!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more