Pain near the navel - causes and practical recommendations


Let's look at what to do with pain near the navel.

Pain can twist any of us suddenly and for no apparent reason. But the pain itself is not dangerous - it's just a symptom of the more fundamental processes taking place in our body. What should I do if I have pain in the navel? And( more importantly) is the symptom of which ailments it can be? Let's try to solve this question.


  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Probable diseases
  3. When pregnancy
  4. The child
  5. What to do

The abdomen hurts

A sharp pain in the navel area can be provoked by a variety of reasons. Often we are dealing with an alarm bell that signals serious pathological changes inside our body. If you feel pain in the abdominal area, try to figure out for the beginning the following:

  • localization( top, bottom, navel);
  • character of the pain;
  • disposable factors( under what circumstances the syndrome increases);
  • the power of sensations.

Probable diseases

The best diagnosis is to see a doctor.

The best diagnosis is a doctor's appointment.

Having defined the above factors, we will try to make preliminary diagnostics. This information can be useful if the clinic is away from you( the neighboring village, for example).In other cases, we recommend prompt treatment to a doctor.

Acute intestinal diseases

A flash of pain in the abdominal region( more precisely - the navel) is sometimes caused by problems of the small intestine, and quite sharp. Often, such problems are accompanied by flatulence, with which smecta, polyphelane, activated charcoal or simethicone drugs are easily coped.

Approximate cost of drugs:

  1. smecta - 150 rubles;
  2. polyphelane - 35-60 rubles;
  3. coal - about 10 rubles( 10 tablets);
  4. Simethicone preparations - in different ways.

It also happens that the diseases of the small intestine become chronic, beginning to bother us regularly. Examples include enterocolitis and chronic enteritis. In this scenario, the pain in the navel will not be acute, but permanent. During eating, unpleasant sensations will intensify. This means that the hour of the trip to the gastroenterologist has struck.

Chronic enteritis

Dull pain in the navel can be a sign of chronic enteritis.

Stupid pain in the navel can be a sign of chronic enteritis.

Pain in the navel will be dull and aching. Unpleasant sensations break out regardless of when you ate. Prepare for a sense of heaviness after a tight dinner. Sometimes there is swelling and loss of appetite.

Accompanying symptoms:

  • nail brittleness;
  • excessive dryness of the skin;
  • high fatigue;
  • weakness;
  • bleeding gums.

Acute appendicitis

Pain in the abdominal region is sometimes due to a cause requiring urgent surgical intervention - acute appendicitis. This ailment can surprise you suddenly, and painful sensations affect different areas of the abdomen, gradually shifting to the right part of it. If you press on the stomach - there will be a sharp pain, which is exacerbated as the pressure decreases.

Additional symptoms:

  1. heart palpitations;
  2. dry mouth;
  3. temperature rise.


Hernia on the navel.

Hernia on the navel.

In addition to painful sensations in the navel, you will encounter a visual manifestation of the disease - an oblong formation. Pain is always sharp. Suspected for yourself the presence of a hernia, urgently call an ambulance, otherwise you can not avoid the deplorable consequences. Self-medication here is inappropriate - in front of you is really a serious problem.

Accompanying symptoms:

  • vomiting;
  • nausea;
  • gas formation;
  • difficulties with the chair.

Small bowel cancer

The worst possible explanation for navel pain. Which, unfortunately, can not be ruled out. The symptoms are:

  1. spasms;
  2. vomiting;
  3. nausea;
  4. sharp weight loss;
  5. gas formation;
  6. loss of appetite.

Abdominal migraine

This disease is characterized by the intensity of unpleasant sensations. The duration of spasms varies from several hours( consider, you are lucky) to several days. The risk group is teenagers.

Secondary symptoms:

  • diarrhea;
  • vomiting;
  • nausea;
  • headache;
  • numbness of the limbs;
  • pallor.

Inversion of the intestine

An example of what the gut looks like when you turn.

An example of how the intestines look when they are turned.

This ailment that affects the small intestine, always makes itself felt suddenly. The nature of the lesion is acute. Localization - the navel area and the right abdomen.

Secondary characteristics:

  • gassing;
  • constipation;
  • vomiting;
  • painful spasms;
  • acute pain.

Some patients prefer to suppress unpleasant sensations with drugs of antispasmodic action, but this will lead to nothing good, because the cause is not eliminated and the disease progresses. Ignoring the signals of your body, you run the risk of health and can please under the surgical scalpel.

Other options

We examined the most common diseases, but there are other options, which are morally prepared.

  1. adhesions;
  2. small intestine tumors;
  3. diverticulosis;
  4. intestinal obstruction;
  5. of the nervous system( vegetative);
  6. poor blood supply of the abdominal cavity;
  7. aortic aneurysm.

If we divide( conditionally) the umbilicus region into 2 sectors, we will notice that the nature of pathologies will be different.

Above the umbilicus

This places the pyloric section of the stomach and a fragment of the duodenum. The most common problem in this area is ulcerative defect. Often a defect originates in the mucous membrane( stomach or intestine), later it grows in width and depth, and then the process becomes irreversible. The stomach cancer is no less dangerous, and the least of all is gastritis.

Below the navel

There are already more options:

  • endometriosis( endometrium of the uterus occurs where it is not necessary);
  • cystitis( inflammation affecting the bladder( more common in women);
  • inflammation of the pelvic cavity;
  • uterine fibroid;
  • ovarian cancer;
  • uterine cancer;
  • aneurysm of the abdominal aorta.

When pregnancy

Well, if the expectation of replenishment in the family is normal, without failures and unpredictable ailments. However, the expectant mother sometimes encounters and pains in the navel, which are sometimes safe, and sometimes make you think.

The reasons can be as follows:

  1. Stretching the skin.abdominal wall weakness.
  2. Umbilical hernia, the likelihood of its occurrence is higher than it would be desirable. Having suspected a bad thing, hurry to the doctor.

During pregnancy, the woman should tell the doctorabout all the oddities observed in her body. This is especially true for the abdomen.

The child

The tummy of the child hurts.

The tummy of a child hurts.

Complaints of children are the subject of close attention of pediatricians. If your child suffers from abdominal pain - ask him about the situation and make an accurate picture of the alleged disease.

We found out that the abdominal disease is inherent in the adolescent period. This is explained by two factors:

  • uneven development of organs;
  • spasmodic development of organs.

At an early stage the disease can easily be confused with poisoning. At the same time, the limbs become cool and turn pale. Also added is a headache( migraine), which does not let go for many hours.

Curvature in a small child may happen with a greater probability than in an adult. If you do not make timely hospitalization, obstruction( curvature of the intestines) can result in death.

Sometimes the nature of the disease lies in the psychological plane. For example, a child experiences going to the blackboard and speaking to a large audience( classmates).Now the so-called "shkofofobiya" is gaining momentum - the fear of the process of schooling. One of the symptoms of this ailment is umbilical pain.

What to do

Do not ever think of ignoring the persistent signals of the body trying to warn you about the danger. The abdomen is the focus of vital organs: the

  • of the intestine;
  • of the stomach;
  • of the liver;
  • of the uterus( in women);
  • of the pancreas.

The procedure for pain syndrome is as follows:

  1. Call an ambulance.
  2. Take anesthetic.
  3. Lie on your back( legs must be bent at the same time).
  4. Place a high pillow under the head.
  5. Place a heating pad on the stomach.

For your well-being, you need to keep constant observations, so as not to miss the moment when you need to take action. Having appeared in the clinic on time( or dialing the number "ambulance"), you can save your life.

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