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Persistent pain that may occur around the belly button,also referred to as the navel, can be caused by various health problems related tothe small and large intestines. A certain small amount of pain shouldn’t bealarming, but if the pain persists, especially if there are some othersymptoms, one should definitely consult their doctor.


This is one of the most common causes of abdominal pain withchildren. This condition makes the appendix, the extension of the largeintestine, enlarge abnormally which in turn causes pain, and very often thepain is triggered by an infection. Other symptoms of appendicitis includenausea, loss of appetite and fever.


Ulcers can form in both the small and large intestine and cancause a lot of pain and troubles. In layman’s terms, ulcers are pretty muchjust open wounds on the walls of the intestines and can often trigger internalbleeding, which in turn also causes pain. If ulcers are not treated, they justget worse and worse, as do most other health problems.


The urinary tract includes ureters, kidneys, urethra andbladder. If any of these becomes infected, a person feels an increased urge tourinate, which is followed by a rather smelly discharge. The pain is mostsevere while urinating, but it is present throughout the day. Bladder is mostcommonly the one that is infected.


A cyst is a pouch-like structure that is formed by andconsists of bodily fluids. They can form for various reasons and then causepain and even though they are benign, they are sometimes reason for beingalarmed since through certain common tests a difference between benign andmalign growth can’t be made.


Pain in the abdominal area that becomes accompanied by asmall lump in the same region is usually a sign of hernia, a condition whichcomes as a result of weak abdominal muscles which lead to protrusion ofinternal tissues. The most common cause of hernia is lifting heavy weightswithout taking all necessary precautions.


Pain in the bellybutton area during pregnancy is verycommon and is no reason for being alarmed. It is caused by the abdominal wallnear the belly button being very thin, so the fetus applies added pressure toit. After the baby is born, the pain should also stop.


All of these causes for pain in the belly button area arefairly common and easily treated. Some will require surgery while others willbe solved by antibiotics.

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