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On and off stabbing pain behind belly button. Pregnancy test negative. Cause for pain?

Hello! I had some pain behind my belly button this morning that lasted a little over an hour. It was on and off for an hour and ranged from mild pain to sharp stabbing/pulling pain behind the belly button. I ve only experienced this once before, around 6 months ago, a few days after an early miscarriage . The pain then was also on and off but milder and lasted maybe 2 days. I took a pregnancy test again today and it was negative. I m at day 34 of my cycle so I am a few days late. My average cycle is 30 days. If I m not pregnant, what is the cause of the belly button pain? Pre- menstrual cramps feel different. I would appreciate your help. Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Maris,

Thanks for posting on HCM,

Abdominal pain around your periods may be due to many causes. Taking pregnancy test in an early stage of pregnancy might come negative (UPT are not 100% effective) and so it is required that you visit your doctor so he can request for a serum beta HCG test and also for an ultrasound to determine the cause (and exclude pregnancy as cause). Other cause of abdominal pain might be pre-menstrual (and since you mentioned that yours feel different during this period, then that should be excluded), pelvic infection, threatened abortion etc.
I suggest you get properly investigated for pregnancy before you repeat another miscarriage again. A preventable cause of miscarriage could be detected early enough.

Hope this helps and wish you the best
Answered: Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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