Omphalophobia is the fear of bellybuttons,[1] and particularly of having one's bellybutton touched, or sometimes of seeing one being touched. It is sometimes linked to the feeling of an umbilical cord still being linked to the internal organs.[2] Some sufferers may become nauseated from just a picture of a navel. As for most phobias extensive therapy or medication can be effective at relieving the anxiety that comes with the phobia.

The term omphalophobia comes from the Greek ὀμφαλός - omphalos, meaning "navel"[3] and φόβος - phobos, "fear".[4])

See also


  1. "World's weirdest phobias". The Courier Mail. Retrieved 17 March 2012. 
  2. Mike Hayes. 18 Phobias You Would Rather Not Suffer From. BuzzFeed. Archived from the original on November 17, 2012. Retrieved on 19 October 2013.
  3. ὀμφαλός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  4. φόβος, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus

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