could it be infected? that can happen. maybe gently clean w. a cotton ball/q-tip and alcohol? what about a pimple, ingrown hair in there? can that happen? i would imagine it hurts since its such a sensitive area. make another appointment.
sounds alot like an umbilical hernia. press your hand firmly on your belly button and bear down like your having a bowel movement, sometimes you will be able to feel it "pop" against your hand. i have had 4 in the past 2 years and let me tell ya they are no fun.
I went to my OBGYN yesterday and she said it's not an umbilical hernia (which I was afraid of). She said an umbilical hernia would be pretty obvious. She referred me to 3 other IM physicians; the only reason I went to my OBGYN was because the first general practitioner I called told me to go see my OBGYN - go figure.
So I'm hoping that it's just a pimple or even an infection that I can cure w/antibiotics - it's better than some of the other stuff I've been reading. I think I'll clean it everyday, give it 'til Monday and if it's still not gone, I'll go to the doc again.
Meanwhile, if there are any other theories out there, please feel free to share them w/me. Thanks!
I am having the exact same pain you are describing. It is not painful enough to run to the ER, but I made an appointment for Thursday. It is very strange. It hurts the most when I push in the innie and right above it. My stomach also feels a bit bloated and I feel a little sick to my stomach, not bad, just uncomfortable. I also thought of a hernia??? I guess I'll find out more when I go to the doc.
Did you get any answers - I'm in the same situation - have been to the reg doc and OB.
I just saw a new doctor yesterday. He said it's a type of umbilical hernia. It does not protrude - in this case it's a small hole. It is changing the shape of the skin around my navel.
I see a surgeon next week.