Dr. Ertan Beyatlı

Belly Button Pain and Causes

(Update: ) - Digestive System Diseases

Belly button pain can be caused by many different causes. Some of these reasons are simple and limited to the umbilical area, while others are harbingers of very serious diseases.

What is Umblikus?

The belly button is known as Umbilicus (Navel) in Latin. Tissues under the navel support the umbilical cord (umbilical cord). The Umbilical Cord supplies all the nutrients that go from the placenta to the embryo and fetus in the mother's womb.

After birth, the umbilical cord is cut and clamped, and over time, scar tissue and pitting, which we call the belly button, occurs in the area.

Why does the belly button hurt

Belly button pain can occur in diseases related to the belly button (direct pain), but most of these pains are indirect (visceral / referred) or reflected (parietal) pain. Therefore, we can divide these pains into two main groups.

Indirect belly pain (visceral / referred)

In the abdominal examination, when the diseased organ is stimulated, the pain felt is felt in an anatomically different area. For example, the appendix is ​​located in the lower right corner of the abdomen, but when inflamed (appendicitis) Pain is felt in the lower right corner of the abdomen and around the navel.

Reflected belly pain (parietal)

The pain felt in and around the navel from an organ that is not under the navel while in a still and calm position is called the reflected pain. For example, in the later stages of appendicitis, the indirect (visceral) pain felt around the navel is now felt in the right lower abdominal corner (parietal pain).

What are the most common causes of belly pain?

  1. constipation
  2. appendicitis
  3. Umbilical herniapain when pressing around the navel)
  4. Omphalite

What are the different types of belly button?

Your belly button is one of the unique features that make you who you are. While the following are some common variations, there are actually many different belly button shapes.

What are the Belly Types?
Belly Types

What determines the shape of your belly button?

The navel is the remnant of the place where the umbilical cord attaches the baby to its mother during pregnancy. The Navel Button is where the cord joins the body. The umbilical cord has several important blood vessels that provide nutrients and oxygen to a growing fetus.

When you are born and you no longer need the umbilical cord, a doctor (or sometimes a doctor's assistant or midwife) cuts the umbilical cord. Then they placed a small clamp on it.

The remaining belly stump usually falls off within about 2 weeks (sometimes longer) after birth. What remains is your navel or belly button, a remnant of where and how your umbilical cord decides to connect.

Medical conditions that increase your chances of a "dislocated belly"

Some people may have medical conditions during infancy that make them more likely to have a prominent and protruding belly button.

Examples include:

  • Umbilical hernia: When the muscles around the belly button do not grow properly, the belly button pops out and can cause herniation.
  • Belly Granuloma: a condition in which hard tissue forms and grows a crust on the belly button.

Belly buttons are generally not proportional to a person's height or overall size. For example, a tall person may have a very small belly button, while a short person may have a relatively larger belly button.

So WHAT CANNOT DETERMIN THE SHAPE of your belly button

  • The belly shape is not the result of the way a doctor cuts or clamps the umbilical cord.
  • They're also not the result of the way your parents look at the tiny umbilical cord that remains after you were born. Dr. Mohamed Fahmy in his book “umbilical cord”anatomical joker cardHe calls it ”.

No, belly buttons don't predict your temperament or life span !!

Some people believe they can predict your life expectancy or tell something about your personality based on your belly button.

Knowing that this isn't true doesn't require a lot of Googling (although it's very, very funny).

Instead of reviewing your belly button to assess your potential lifespan, we recommend that you consider other, more scientifically-based factors such as family history, chronic illnesses, and lifestyle habits.

Can pregnancy change your belly button?

Pregnancy can cause the uterus to put extra pressure on the belly button. Because the belly button is essentially a weak spot in the abdomen, the extra pressure can cause the "inside of the abdomen" belly button to become a "foot". However, this usually returns to its normal state after a woman gives birth.

Some women find that the belly button changes shape after pregnancy. Usually the belly button will appear "shorter" or less vertical, according to a 2010 article. Also, the belly button may appear wider or more horizontal.

What if I don't like my belly button?

There are several plastic surgery approaches that can help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing belly button. When a surgeon revises your existing belly button, they call the surgery belly button surgery.

When they have surgery to create a new belly button (if you do not have surgery at birth or at a later stage), this procedure neoumbilicoplasty they say. Doctors do not local or general anesthesia they can realize under.

Your doctor will carefully review your goals with you and explain how your belly button may change in size, shape or position after surgery.

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