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Belly button bulging?

Belly button bulging?

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, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Belly button peircing infection?

Belly button peircing infection?

QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing. ...Read more

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Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Will vibrating belly reduce belly fat?

Will vibrating belly reduce belly fat?

Well.... There's no : Such thing as natural spot fat loss. You need to lose weight in general & a certain % will be abdominal fat. Eat healthfully & be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge & “bicycling” exercise on your back. Engage in regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

Umblical hernia: Inn belly buttons are normal, but in some kids and it can continue in adults there is little out belly button called umblical hernia. ...Read more

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Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. (btw-the adjective of "pus" is purulent, not pussy). ...Read more

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Belly button piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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Sudden bruises around belly button?

Sudden bruises around belly button?

Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

Not at all : That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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