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A 37-year-old female asked:

what causes a swollen belly button?

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Dr. Howard Greller
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Hernia: Most common reason for a lump or bulge at the umbilicus is am umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an exam.

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