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I have a pinching pain when I touch my belly button.. What

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I have a pinching pain when I touch my belly button.. What could this be?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

This could be a small hernia Kristina

Do you see any bulging or anything?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't see or feel any bump..
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

It could be a very small hernia

Other possibilities would be irritable bowel (if you have any bowel changes) or female pelvic issues like endometriosis, ovarian cysts or other problems.

I would consider an ultrasound of the area to help figure it out

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Should I wait a few days to see if it goes away? Do you think it may? I feel like I've felt this before..
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
this isnt anything to worry about- nothing serious? ..if a hernia- what is treatment
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

Yes, you can wait.

Treatment for a hernia is usually surgery

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok so this is all it could be?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

Or the above I suggested.

It is really a lot of possibilities

you need a good physical exam and an ultrasound to be sure

If it suddenly gets worse go to ER but I doubt that will happen

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do hernias usually grow and pain get worse?
Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

over a long time. yes.

Expert:  DocPhilMD replied 10 months ago.

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