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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Diamond
44 years experience in Family Medicine
Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience in 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, aft ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Common: See your doc. May need removal. Will need antibiotic rx.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Skin Irritation: Wash with soap and water and pat dry and then may try topical steroid ointment.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing con ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Huh?: I am sorry. I do not understand.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: It does.
A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info please: When did it start? Is there area redness or even drainage? Or does the stinging feel deeper inside your abdomen, like with your organs? Please get bac ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Urachal cyst: Umbilical hernia, urachal cyst, some other skin infection, or cyst. Potential danger. See general surgeon.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience in General Surgery
Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cellulitis?: It is not uncommon during pregnancy and strectching of the abdominal wall to have pain and possibly even some redness at the belly button. If there i ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Too little: Information to venture any kind of guess. Add some more specifics like type of pain, onset, duration, associated symptoms and re-post. Only then cou ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Wash better: Usually an indicator of inadequate hygiene--use soap & water--cotton tip if cannot get rag & finger in to clean deeply. Be gentle, sometimes base will ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Beware : Could be an infection. Could be appendicitis. If it's that severe i would get checked out at the hospital.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Owens
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Unsure: This could be a number of things and really needs to be evaluated in a doctor's office.
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