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What does it mean when you touch your belly button and it hurts

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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. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Interesting: That is an unusual situation. The belly button can accumulate debris/sweat and may have developed an irritation. There are some oily glands there. Cle ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Omphalitis: People with a deep navel + hair on abdomen, usually related to persistence of the fetal urachus, may get hairs trapped in the navel. The hairs have ti ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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. 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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Umbilical Hernia?: Intolerable abdominal pain is an emergency. When ever a doctor hears this complaint it is either get to my clinic right now or go to the emergency ro ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
24 years experience ADHD and Autism
Depends : The age of your son, the amount of blood and whether there is associated swelling or pain around the site affect whether the cause is likely to be mor ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
See MD: Could be infected. I'd see a physician
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Linder
24 years experience Gastroenterology
Small hernia?: You may have a small umbilical hernia. Sometimes they are tender and sometimes not. There is no way of answering your question with pure accuracy wit ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Umbilical hernias : Can present this way. Get examined by a doctor to see what is going on.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia?: It could be an umbilical hernia. Get it checked by your doctor or at an Urgent Care.
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