Pain in the umbilical region may indicate different hazardous conditions, e.g., the formation of a diverticulum. This kind of bulging pockets at the end of the small intestine.
As explained in Instagram oncologist proctologist and Elena Smirnova, the food can get into the pocket during natural promotion. This not only hinders digestion, but causes it to decay. Diverticulum dangerous because it may provoke bleeding, intestinal obstruction and even perforation. In some cases, it leads to the development of cancer.
— The treatment is only surgical. Pocket excised, the intestine is sutured, — said Smirnov.
A major role in the spread of diverticulitis plays reducing the amount of plant food in the diet and the prevalence of meat and pastry dishes, which leads to constipation. Development of diverticula is associated with obesity, flatulence, transferred intestinal infections, prolonged use of laxative medicines.
Another pain in the umbilical area could be appendicitis. If the pain overtook suddenly, the pain just above the navel, around the navel, in the stomach, we can assume that appendicitis. Typically, these pains become more intense, their localization moves to the right side of the body.
Enteritis, or inflammation of the small intestine, and gastroenteritis are common causes of pain in the navel area. In addition to the pain in enteritis may occur with nausea, vomiting, disorders of stool, rumbling, bloating.
In women this pain can be a symptom of inflammation of the ovaries.
Sometimes the cause of pain in the navel area is very prosaic – too tight clothing or a belt with a metal buckle presses into the abdomen that causes pain.