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it hurts to touch my belly button

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
See your doctor: There are many possible causes of tenderness in the right upper abdomen, some of which can be serious. If your tenderness is still present, I would s ... Read More

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, it could: Why are you using peroxide in your belly button? Peroxide is actually too harsh a chemical for skin, particularly abrasions or skin infections. You co ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Exam: I suggest a medical examination to rule out either an abdominal or urinary infection. Do not ignore these symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Stop peroxide: First i'd try stopping the peroxide you're using a lot--you may be reacting to that. If it's not red, not having purulent discharge (pus), leave it al ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Belly Button: Pain. One would be concerned about a hernia in this area. You need to visit a doctor and get this area evaluated.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: An infection or umbilical hernia are two possible causes.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Belly button pain: I would go to Dr and have them push it. Could be hernia.
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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Hernia: You most likely have an umbilical hernia. These, when painful, MUST be fixed surgically.
A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is ... Read More
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Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly could be: an omphalomesenteric duct cyst which is a fetal remnant of the maternal-fetal circulatory system. Benign, but uncomfortable. I would suggest a surgi ... Read More

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