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A 46-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Navel infection.: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your belly button itches?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unsure: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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 frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your belly button pushes out?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If your navel is normally depressed and now protrudes that could be an umbilical hernia ; would warrant medical eval.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Winganswered
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
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 that is infected? Is there any associated rash or blisters or hives?
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have an "outty" belly button?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
An outty? Seek help: Good morning this usually represents an abdominal wall hernia or an umbilical hernia. If this is not hurting there is no real urgency to getting this repaired. But, a short visit at your health care providers office can confirm this diagnosis.

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