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what does it mean when your belly button bulges

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience 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 female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Please rephrase : From your question it sounds like you expect the "bulge above your belly button" should hurt. Is that correct, or was there a typo?
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A female asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
34 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia: It sounds like you may have a small umbilical hernia. The only way to definitively diagnose it would be by seeing your physician. These types of her ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hernia is but one: POSSIBILITY. You need to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. Peace and good health.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
About 10% of: Individuals have a protruding navel (outie). However, what you described could be an umbilical hernia. Your doctor should be able to diagnose if you h ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Belly-button tingles: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Navel infection.: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. B ... Read More
A 45-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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Differing reasons: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. B ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection?: Need more information, but the things that come to mind include infection/cellulitis vs. Skin reaction. Was there any trauma, or is there a piercing ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Unsure: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. B ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: You may have an infection or an allergic reaction. May want to have your physician take a look at it.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably nothing: The question is whether this is just sweat because it is warm or if there is actually discharge coming from the belly button area which should be furt ... Read More
A 49-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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Umbilical hernia: Most of umbilical hernia in infants disappears or gets less prominent by 2 years of age.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vira ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brad Douglas
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ruptured cyst: You could have a ruptured cyst.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Causes of bleeding: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequen ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequen ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Tache Leon
26 years experience General Surgery
Umbilical hernia: Those symptoms are usually due to a hernia. You should be evaluated by a physician. The physical examination alone can confirm the diagnosis most of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia: It could be a small umbilical hernia.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical ... Read More
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