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I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside, what can cause this?

I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside,  what can cause this?

Small & Large Bowel: Pain and discomfort around the belly button are associated with small bowel and some colonic pathologies such as early appendicitis, gastroenteritis, constipation. If you experience continued and or increasing pain, fevers and chills you should see a doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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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What could cause behind my belly button to hurt?And my belly button to bleed?

What could cause behind my belly button to hurt?And my belly button to bleed?

Infection: Some people have a small pocket at the base of their bellybutton. This can get infected which can cause the bleeding and pain. Please se your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting a pulling pain behind my belly button and going down to my vagina, i had it before today but just wondering what causes it?

I have been getting a pulling pain behind my belly button and going down to my vagina, i had it before today but just wondering what causes it?

Hard to say...: However, if not pregnant, the bladder is in that anatomic area, and each perceives discomfort in their own way, so may be a urinary tract infection. Should see your dr / gyn or an urgent care for a urine test, possibly pelvic exam and diagnosis to resolve. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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Can messing with your belly button cause problems?

Can messing with your belly button cause problems?

?messing?: Not sure what you mean by "messing with", but if one was to try and pierce themselves per se, for a belly button ring, that would not be advised, as it may lead to infection. Best to have any piercings done by a certified professional. ...Read more

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What causes pain to the right side of my belly button?

What causes pain to the right side of my belly button?

Pain right belly: Depending on duration and other associated symptoms and signs , common causes of right side abdominal pain include appendicitis, gall bladder problems, kidney pain including ureteric pain, ovarian pain, small intestinal pain, pain in abdominal wall musculature etc. ...Read more