Many things can cause the navel to be sore. The same nerves serve the periumbilical skin and several intraabdominal organs. Pain from the stomach, intestines, and colon due to gastroenteritis, constipation, or constipation can occasionally manifest around the navel. There are skin rashes
and muscular problems (such as an umbilical hernia
) which can cause pain. Children can have trauma to the area that may cause discomfort. Importantly, children often report anxiety and other psychological stress as abdominal pain. Most of these problems are not extremely serious and can be treated.
Your daughter should definitely see a doctor
if the pain is associated with fevers, nausea, difficulty eating, constipation, inability to attend school and other activities, or if it simply does not resolve. An office-based abdominal exam and more information about her other symptoms will help determine the cause of her pain.