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Why would my belly button pop in? I am a male age 28 over weight a little. When i got off work today for some reason slightly pushed my belly button in and it popped in. Wondering what happened

Why would my belly button pop in? I am a male age 28 over weight a little.  When i got off work today for some reason slightly pushed my belly button in and it popped in.  Wondering what happened

It : It is possible that you have a small umbilical hernia, which with gentle pressure popped back into your abdomen. If this recurs, you may have to see your physician for further evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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Stomach pain above belly button. I'm 20 and not overweight. I've had heartburn a lot before too. What could it be? It hurts more when i press it.

Stomach pain above belly button. I'm 20 and not overweight. I've had heartburn a lot before too. What could it be?  It hurts more when i press it.

Impossible to say...: Lots of possibilities here--which require a physical exam & simple testing. Your symptoms may be related to the abdominal wall (superficial location) or internal (deep location); may be of gi, gynecologic, or musculoskeletal origin; may be serious or minor. With regard to heartburn, please re-evaluate your diet, consider an otc acid blocker (like Prilosec otc), & discuss response with doctor. ...Read more

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4 regular periods. 5 neg HPT and 1 neg blood test -- overweight. If I press in below my belly button 3-4 in it feels hard. Is this a baby? ~18 weeks.

4 regular periods. 5 neg HPT and 1 neg blood test -- overweight. If I press in below my belly button 3-4 in it feels hard. Is this a baby? ~18 weeks.

Not baby: Hi. If you're having regular periods and have had 5 negative urine pregnancy tests and 1 negative blood pregnancy test (assume this is all in your "18 week" time frame), then I would say it's not a baby you're feeling. ...Read more

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Struggling with tinnitus and notice lately my belly button hurts, I'm a cancer survivor, and overweight for my height,but eat healthy;bad metabolism.

Struggling with tinnitus and notice lately my belly button hurts, I'm a cancer survivor, and overweight for my height,but eat healthy;bad metabolism.

Tinnutis, naval pain: May be small umbilical hernia, especially if you had surgery or are obese or may be gastritis /reflux with or without h pylori, or gallbladder . Tinnitus may be from medications/infections or age, noise, rarely vascular. Would follow up with doc and ENT for the ear ...Read more

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How should I clean a belly button piercing?

How should I clean a belly button piercing?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Clean the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton ball three times per day. ...Read more

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What to clean a belly button ring and with what?

What to clean a belly button ring and with what?

Navel piercing: 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 a ...Read more

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Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Navel Piercing: 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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My belly button hurts after I cleaned it with alcohol?

My belly button hurts after I cleaned it with alcohol?

Alcohol dries: I'm not sure why you were cleaning your navel with alcohol. If you want to clean it out (and you don't have any open sores) consider hydrogen peroxide and a gentle swabbing with a q-tip. ...Read more

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Belly button hole is shrinking as I get fatter. How to clean it?

Belly button hole is shrinking as I get fatter. How to clean it?

Lose weight use Qtip: Obesity has become the #1 health problem in us. Is the major cause of type 2 diabetes, preventable heart & arterial disease & later in age need for hip and/or knee replacement. So please get on a program to reduce your caloric intake. You may feel great at the moment, but health problems will start insideously. Using a moist q-tip is perfectly safe to use in the belly button. ...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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more