Abdominal pain by the belly button? Causes?

Appendix vs Other. In a young person who still has an appendix, fever and sudden onset of pain around the belly button can signal early appendicitis. If the pain moves to the lower right area of your belly or intensifies you should be seen in an ER. Blood in the stool is not usually a feature of appendicitis but should also be evaluated in-person if it continues with above symptoms.
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. Get checked.

Related Questions

I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

Appendicitis. Evaluating abdominal pain is like solving a mystery. There are usually many different possibilities, which can be narrowed down by asking the right questions, doing a careful examination, performing simple blood tests+/- radiology tests. Constant rlq abdominal pain needs to be approached as "appendicitis until proven otherwise" due to the risks of no treatment. Please see a doctor asap. Read more...

11year old gets sick every 3 months. Abdomen pain near belly button. Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed. Now again?

See GI doc. A number of things could cause these symptoms. A meckel's diverticulum comes to mind. This is an abnormal area in the intestine that occurs during fetal development. It can cause symptoms that come and go, including pain and GI bleeding. A doctor who specializes in the digestive tract (gastroenterologist) might be the right person to figure out what's going on. Ask your provider to refer you! Read more...

I'm having pelvic back and low abdomen pain for about 3 days now. I have a 99.8 fever. Also pain around the belly button. Stomach is hard and swollen.

See a doctor ASAP! There are several possibilities for symptoms like these, many of them potentially serious. If you are sexually active, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection) due to chlamydia or gonorrhea is high on the list. Others include appendicitis, severe urinary tract infection, diverticulitis, endometriosis, infected ovarian cyst, and others. Don't mess around with this: get care now! Read more...

Lower abdomen pain below belly button trailing right through intestinal. 7 hours radiates from discomfort to high. Nausea and 101 fever?

Appendicitis. If you have your appendix, you may not by tomorrow morning. This description sounds very suspicious for acute appendicitis. If you already have fever as you report, you may be close to rupture if not already. You need to get yourself to an emergency room tonight. I'd prefer someone drive you or call ambulance. Don't wait any longer - go now! Read more...