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My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology
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In brief: Belly button pain

There can be many different causes of belly button pain.
Skin rashes can involve yeast and this dermatitis, herpes simplex virus can cause a painful rash, and bacterial infections can cause pain. If someone is overly cleaning the umbilicus with q-tips and cleansers it can start to hurt. Some serious intestinal problems can refer pain to the belly button so see your doctor if it's not a rash.

In brief: Belly button pain

There can be many different causes of belly button pain.
Skin rashes can involve yeast and this dermatitis, herpes simplex virus can cause a painful rash, and bacterial infections can cause pain. If someone is overly cleaning the umbilicus with q-tips and cleansers it can start to hurt. Some serious intestinal problems can refer pain to the belly button so see your doctor if it's not a rash.
Dr. Ronald Shelton
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