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I have this weird pulling/ripping sensation under my belly button, it's really painful if I move suddenly. What could it be?

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Dr. Matthew Fero
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Ventral hernia?

If you've put on weight it is possible to tear the midline tendon connecting your abdominal muscles.
This can result in a bulge in the umbilicus (belly button) or in the middle of your abdomen. It is easy to diagnose on physical exam, and usually requires no treatment. If the pain is severe get checked out anyhow as there can be other causes.

In brief: Ventral hernia?

If you've put on weight it is possible to tear the midline tendon connecting your abdominal muscles.
This can result in a bulge in the umbilicus (belly button) or in the middle of your abdomen. It is easy to diagnose on physical exam, and usually requires no treatment. If the pain is severe get checked out anyhow as there can be other causes.
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