belly button pains

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  1. zo75

    zo75 Active Member

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    Hello all, just wondered if anyone else had experienced sharp pains from your belly button down to your ladies bits. I have these very occaisionally (have had from around week 15, now 19.5 weeks). It almost feels as though there's a cord being pulled tight from one area to the other. It's quite painful and stops me in my tracks at times. when I touch my belly button afterwards it feels really sore.

    zx
     
  2. BubbleOne

    BubbleOne Well-Known Member

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    Hi Z,

    I don't get the pains exactly as you describe yours but if I cough or sneeze I get a terrible pain from behind my belly button. It almost feels like it might burst for a split second. And it aches for a while after if I press it.
    I have a very very deep belly button and not sure if this has anything to do with it!! I can't see my belly button popping out during pregnancy either!! Before being pregnant I could stick my middle finger in my hole and my finger would disappear up to the first knuckle bit on your finger!!! TMI!! LOL!!
     
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

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    I have had these pains in the past when I wasn't pregnant. I don't know what they are but they're really painful!
     
  4. LouisecH

    LouisecH Well-Known Member

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    I've had them before pregnancy too. I find it's worse if I'm not drinking enough water (but could be coincidence).
     
  5. emilia

    emilia Well-Known Member

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    As far as I know, our abdominal ligaments are longways (vertical) or from top of ribs straight down to lower pubic area. This apparently causes the aches and sharp stitch-like pains either behind belly button or groin area.
    I'm experiencing this for the 3rd time now - having had it with both previous pregnancies. The bigger your uterus becomes, the more likely your are to have these stabbing pains. Every time I get out of a chair - it hits me very hard and I end up folded over waiting for the pain to fade.
    Just hang in there - you'll get use to it, but my personal advice would be to avoid moving too fast and to tighten your tummy muscles when coughing or sneezing.
    Good luck
    xx :)
     

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