Causes of umbilical region pain

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hilda Mahmoudi M.D., M.P.H.[2]


Umbilical pain is pain localized in center of the abdomen. The pain can be focused on the umbilical region or radiate out to other parts of the abdomen. Appendicitis is a major consideration in the assessment of any patient with umbilical pain.


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Life-threatening causes include conditions which result in death or permanent disability within 24 hours if left untreated.

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Causes by Organ System

Cardiovascular Ruptured aortic aneurysm
Chemical/Poisoning No underlying causes
Dental No underlying causes
Dermatologic No underlying causes
Drug Side Effect Antibiotics, anticonvulsants, bronchodilators
Ear Nose Throat No underlying causes
Endocrine Diabetic ketoacidosis
Environmental No underlying causes
Gastroenterologic Abdominal distension, abdominal migraine, acute peritonitis, amoebic liver abscess, appendicitis, bowel obstruction, celiac disease, colon cancer, constipation, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, gastroenteritis, intestinal anthrax, intestinal parasites, intraperitoneal abscess, irritable bowel syndrome, mesenteric adenitis, mesenteric ischemia, omphalitis, rectal cancer, small bowel bacterial overgrowth syndrome, umbilical hernia
Genetic Celiac disease
Hematologic Mesenteric ischemia
Iatrogenic No underlying causes
Infectious Disease Amoebic liver abscess, intestinal anthrax, intestinal parasites, intraperitoneal abscess, lesser sac abscess, rocky mountain spotted fever, streptococcal pharyngitis
Musculoskeletal/Orthopedic No underlying causes
Neurologic No underlying causes
Nutritional/Metabolic Fructose deficiency, lactase deficiency, trehelase deficiency
Obstetric/Gynecologic No underlying causes
Oncologic Colon cancer, rectal cancer, Wilms' tumor
Ophthalmologic No underlying causes
Overdose/Toxicity No underlying causes
Psychiatric No underlying causes
Pulmonary No underlying causes
Renal/Electrolyte Pyelonephritis, urinary tract infection, Wilms' tumor
Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy Celiac disease, Crohn's disease
Sexual No underlying causes
Trauma No underlying causes
Urologic No underlying causes
Miscellaneous No underlying causes

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