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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience Family Medicine
Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor o ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Contact dermatitis: The most common cause i see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Perhaps infection: try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatolog ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Belly Button =: Navel = Umbilicus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
You can not: The umbilicus is used to deliver nutrition during development. It had a tissue anchor internally so you can not simply flip it inside out.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Innie or outie?: Here's one variation:
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
More details please: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix ... Read More

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