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Navel pain and discomfort and an umbilical hernia

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I have a stinging and burning around my naval. It hurts to touch and burns on the outside of my skin, but if I bend over or turn it burns/stings on the inside. The pain lasts, internally, until I move back to the position I was in, but externally the pain will stay when I touch the skin. It has been like this for 3 days now. There is no rashes or redness, everything looks normal.


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replied January 14th, 2009
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The symptoms you reported are not characteristic enough for any diagnosis to be given. Data about the regularity of the stool might have been helpful.


You might want to visit your family doctor and do laboratory tests for infections and/or inflammation. He might refer you to an abdominal surgeon to investigate for an umbilical hernia.


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