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pain around my belly button......

(5 Posts)
blushingm Wed 01-Dec-10 20:43:06

i keep have a really sharp stabbing pain in and around my belly button - sometimes it feels like someone had poked something sharp into me - i can't wear trousers or jeans or tights with the waist and that goes anywhere near my belly button. I think i have slight gap between my muscles after having two big babies but it's not really that noticeable

has anyone ever heard of or experienced this? It's driving me mad but i;m afraid the dr might think i am bonkers

Elibean Thu 02-Dec-10 10:17:34

Go see your doctor - my friend had this, it was a hernia: not one that stuck out, but still needed attention and felt just like you describe.

Doctor will not think you bonkers, but I might if you don't go and see him/her winksmile

asdx2 Thu 02-Dec-10 10:23:26

Could be a grumbling appendix, pain starts at navel then moves down to the side as appendicitis progresses. Definitely see your GP.

blushingm Fri 03-Dec-10 21:49:46


indigobarbie Sat 04-Dec-10 22:17:40

I had an emcs earlier this year and I had a large split/diastasis of my tummy muscles, around 8 fingers wide. I've brought this down to 2 fingers and I'm still trying to close it. I have the sharp stabbing pain thing, but have been advised that nothing is poking through. I get it more when I've been doing the exercises to close the gap, I think it's the muscles re-strengthening which causes it for me.
Best you get checked out though. AFAIK the gap (If you have one) can be closed using the Julie Tupler technique, if you google it tells you how to do it on her website. Some Doctors don't see the gap as a problem, which I don't think it is - but it does help to strengthen the back/core etc. Sorry went a bit off topic there, hope you are OK.

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