Do you have pain around your belly button? If you are experiencing intense, sharp pain with tenderness in the general area of your navel you need to seek medical attention immediately to be evaluated for appendicitis.
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts it is considered a medical emergency. And if your navel pain and tenderness is treated promptly you have a good chance for recovery without difficulty.
However, if you delay treatment, your appendix can burst which may cause an infection. Or in some cases death. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it most often occurs in those between the age of 10 and 30.
Appendicitis symptoms include:
- loss of appetite
- abdominal swelling
- inability to pass gas
- constipation or diarrhea
- low fever that begins after other symptoms
- pain in the abdomen ~ first around the belly button (navel), then moving to the lower right area
Not everyone has all these symptoms with their appendicitis.
If you notice the pain about your belly button intensify and worsen with movement, while taking in deep breaths, or the area becomes very tender, then you need to seek medical attention now. Don’t panic, just do it.
Should you find out that something else is causing your navel bellybutton pain and tenderness you will at least be alive to chuckle about it.