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What causes pain above the belly button?

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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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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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

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What caused pain around the belly button? There is really nothing else going on just pain around the belly button.

What caused pain around the belly button? There is really nothing else going on just pain around the belly button.

Causes: Mild discomfort? If pain migrates to right lower quadrant of abdomen or becomes severe, this warrants surgical eval. If there is mass(the changes in size) close to the naval, this also warrants evaluation (but not urgent). ...Read more

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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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Pain near and around belly button when bending/hunched. No pain when pressing on it. The pain comes and goes. What could cause this? I feel fine.

Pain near and around belly button when bending/hunched. No pain when pressing on it. The pain comes and goes. What could cause this? I feel fine.

Musculoskeletal: Sounds like it is musculoskeletal in nature. Probably related to stretching of tissues in the abdominal wall around the region where the muscle fibers / tendons and fascial pieces come together. This may eventually become a hernia although it may just resolve. No need to worry unless this is progressive. ...Read more

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What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

Skin infection: A skin infection centered in the belly button can do that (especially if overweight or the area is not exposed to air). The first step is gentle cleaning with an antibacterial soap daily. There are rare conditions that can cause an opening of a congenital tract that leads to your belly button - either way, if this perssists, it makes sense to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more