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What causes pain in the navel?

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Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017
Question: i'm 54 and work hard physically as a sprinkler service tech in Co. Some months ago I noticed a painless cyst-like swell filling 1/2 to 3/4 of my belly button that a Phys.Asst. customer of mine dismissed as a "baby hernia, nothing to worry about". A month ago, after twisting while throwing a tarp of dirt 35-40 lbs into a truck I felt a heavy twinge in my right side,lower back and love handle area, not enough to keep me out of work, which within the week seemed to travel to just my love handle then to my rt.groin and now my right testicle area accompanied by an off-and-on stomach ache as if mildly kneed, for example, in the testicles. I'm writing because now, for approx. 2 weeks I have a perpetual, on-and-off mild ache in my testicles and stomach and leaning forward while sitting causes the ache to worsen. The back and love handle pain are long gone.
Related to my belly button swell? Is this something that can wait to be looked at for awhile? Here in CO, the winterization of sprinklers has started so I'm relied on heavily at work until Dec. and this is the last income until Mid-March.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hernia symptoms

Detailed Answer:
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You seem to have early symptoms of hernia. The hernia could be in inguinal region that is groin that seem to put pressure on the seminal cord and into the scrotal region hence you have those symptoms.
Whenever the pressure inside the abdomen builds up e.g cough, heavy weights, abdominal exercises etc the symptoms worsen.
It is wiser to check/examine by physician if the hernia is given into the canal initially. Anycase you have to avoid lifting weights during your work and I know this is your bread winning job but somethings have to be clarified to avoid potential complications.
And it may be connected to button swelling but sometimes I find simple cysts in the belly button which are not connected to hernia.
To say anything further I suggest to get a physical examination by doctor on early available appointment basis if my presumptions are correct.
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Brief Answer: Hernia symptoms Detailed Answer: Hi, You seem to have early symptoms of hernia. The hernia could be in inguinal region that is groin that seem to put pressure on the seminal cord and into the scrotal region hence you have those symptoms. Whenever the pressure inside the abdomen builds up e.g cough, heavy weights, abdominal exercises etc the symptoms worsen. It is wiser to check/examine by physician if the hernia is given into the canal initially. Anycase you have to avoid lifting weights during your work and I know this is your bread winning job but somethings have to be clarified to avoid potential complications. And it may be connected to button swelling but sometimes I find simple cysts in the belly button which are not connected to hernia. To say anything further I suggest to get a physical examination by doctor on early available appointment basis if my presumptions are correct.