Pain in belly button especially when bending over

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Hi, I'm male, 40 years old and have pain around the belly button when I bend over. The pain is a short stabbing pain but quickly disappears when i change position, I have no other symptoms what could this be?

possible hernia?

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  • Posted

    it is a possibility as well as pulled nerve/muscle.

    you defo need to pay a visit to your gp

    • Posted

      can you get a pulled muscle around the belly button?

  • Posted

    Hi James,I just had to reply to this, as i have recently had something similar,

    I had a pain around my belly button,, it was worse when i bent over too, could feel a pain just to the right of it, , it was driving me mad wondering what it was i even visited GP who told me it was nothing, anyway i noticed that it started to feel saw, and there was a bad smell from it (Sorry gross i know 😦 ..... ( i have an inny type belly button) and found that i had an infection inside my belly button, it turned out to be a Thrush infection as id has a course of anti biotics a while before, which can cause or bring on thrush, After another course of anti biotics it went away, I still now have to make sure its really clean & then dry it really well after a shower etc, but have had no problems since,

    Just a thought?

    • Posted

      Hello.. I had these exact same symptoms earlier but i have had this pain since 3 months, i took 2 courses of antibiotics but the pain has not gone. How much time did your lain take to go? I have done ultrasound and CT scan. It shows no abnormalities. Please reply. I am in such a despair with that pain.

  • Posted

    have you had an utra sound scan done on you gallbladder may be gallstones

    • Posted

      No not yet, im on holiday in Cornwall so need to make an appointment with my own GP when i get back. i saw a doctor down here and he said it could be a hernia, but i have no bulge, only pain.

      I'm worried what it could be.

  • Posted

    The pain could be any number of things. Best to see your doctor.

  • Posted

    Did you ever find out what it was? I have the same thing, pain in my belly button when bending over. I also noticed the skin around it is more sensitive too, when i press on the right side of my belly button too. I thought it might be a hernia too but i have no bulge. I've had it about 4 months. My doctor said it was related to the nerves but im not sure why one area of nerves would do that.

    • Posted

      Hi Kiwirose,

      I have exactly the same as you, did you find out the casue as I am still suffering.


  • Edited

    Did you find out what it was? I have these symptoms too and have had it weeks.

    • Posted

      Hi sorry for the late reply, i never found out what it was that caused it, but it eventually went away on it own. however its back again so I can only presume its some kind of hernia, nerve or muscle. its definitely worse with bending and activity.

      the good news i suppose is that mine previously disappeared and hopefully for you and me it will go again.

      I hope you and everyone else on this thread are well.


  • Posted

    did anyone ever find out what was causing their pain? I've had this for months

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