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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


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I have a soft/hard lump 5 inches from my belly button on the right side. When im not touch it, the size shrinks and get soft. Its 3 inches long? Info?

I have a soft/hard lump 5 inches from my belly button on the right side. When im not touch it, the size shrinks and get soft. Its 3 inches long? Info?

Hernia: Would need more information but sounds like it might be a hernia. If you are not experiencing pain then schedule to see your doctor to evaluate. If you have pain and increased swelling in the area go to urgent care. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid if fat under belly button?

Can you tell me how to get rid if fat under belly button?

Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of that fat underneath your belly button?

What can I do to get rid of that fat underneath your belly button?

Belly Blubber: Get rid of abdominal fat by spot reducing. If you lose weight a portion of that weight loss will reduce abdominal fat. Additionally, core toning exercises will help you stand more erect & improve your appearance. To lose weight keep up your physical activity and insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Weight training can help build muscle which helps to increase your metabolic rate. ...Read more

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Can your belly button get unfolded? I was afraid when I clean my belly button. And can you fold it back if its unfolded?

Can your belly button get unfolded? I was afraid when I clean my belly button. And can you fold it back if its unfolded?

Not permanent: By all means keep your belly button clean. In folding it will not be permanent. The hygiene factor will be appreciated. Great job. ...Read more

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Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do?!

Smelly Belly Button: Smelly belly button can be due to growth of bacteria and fungus as it does not get enough air and stays moist and swetty, it happens more often to people who are obese and lot of fat in the belly area, but can happen to others as well.
To get rid of it you need to clean it thoroghly when you take a bath/shower and dry it with a hairdryer everyday and repeat daily, you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Unusual watery discharge from the depths of my belly button...How do I get rid of it? I've cleaned it, dried it. Nothing seems to work.

Unusual watery discharge from the depths of my belly button...How do I get rid of it? I've cleaned it, dried it. Nothing seems to work.

See answer: Infection/irritation is most common cause of bellybutton discharge but a persistent watery discharge as you describe suggests the more uncommon cause known as "urachal remnant." before birth, there is a connection between the bellybutton and the bladder, called the urachus, which normally closes before birth. A patent (open) urachus allows urine to drain from bladder to navel. See md for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise to get rid of a little fat under the belly button on your stomach?

What is the number one doctor-recommended exercise to get rid of a little fat under the belly button on your stomach?

All exercise is good: You need to lose weight. For this you must eat less and exercise more. But calorie rich food is the main culprit. Exercise alone would not make you lose much weight unless you also cut down on calories. Eat healthy foods which are low in calories such as veggies, fruits and grains. Avoid high sugared foods, meats, fried foods and dairy. Then you will have a flat belly in a couple of months.. ...Read more

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My arms and neck are super skinny, but the area below my belly button is still fat! How do I get rid of this pot belly?

My arms and neck are super skinny, but the area below my belly button is still fat! How do I get rid of this pot belly?

Pot belly: For a flat abdomen 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 (i.e., running, swimming, nordic track, bicycling, kickboxing, walking, cross country skiing, hiking, etc.). ...Read more

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I've had a hernia behind my belly button since I was born. Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk. Can I get my belly button pierced?

I've had a hernia behind my belly button since I was born. Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk. Can I get my belly button pierced?

No: Umbilical hernias are common, and in most cases do not cause trouble. However, they can incarcerate or strangulate, causing severe pain and bowel obstruction. The belly ring only increases these risksd, along with possible infection. ...Read more

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Long thick pieces of hair growth from rough patch on chin/edge of belly button. 24yo female. Not pregnant/sexually active. Areas itch, but are cleaned?

Long thick pieces of hair growth from rough patch on chin/edge of belly button. 24yo female. Not pregnant/sexually active. Areas itch, but are cleaned?

Excess hair growth: The normal amount of body hair for women varies. Most of the time, a woman only has fine hair, or peach fuzz, above the lips and on the chin, chest, abdomen, or back. If you have coarse, dark hairs in these areas, the condition is called hirsutism. See your doctor, excess hair growth on chin, belly could be altered hormones. And condition like Polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Heard belly button piercing hurts when u r fat?

Not needed: You do not need to get a piercing. Fat or skinny, it is a useless practice. ...Read more

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How to lose that tiny last bit of belly fat under my belly button?!?!

Exercise...: There is no such thing as spot reduction of fat. Its going to come off where it wants to but eventually as your percentage of body fat declines with exercise and healthy eating, it will flatten out your upper and lower stomach unveiling that 6-pack within. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have some pain around my belly button area...Only happen every now and then. What can I do to make it go away? Do have fat around the belly..

Too little info: It could be many things...Not enough information to go on for a definitive answer here.
I would suggest a visit to your family doc for a detailed history and physical exam.. ...Read more

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I have double belly. I have belly above belly button as well as bellow it. How do I loose it? I have the most difficulty in loosing upper belly fat...

I have double belly. I have belly above belly button as well as bellow it. How do I loose it? I have the most difficulty in loosing upper belly fat...

Don't we all. ..!: Body sculpting sounds promising (there are gimmicks & diets that promise you their products can do this), but the only way to effectively spot-reduce is surgery. You can't pick where weight loss occurs, but you can't go wrong with eating a moderate diet, regular exercise (get a personal trainer who can help you strive toward your goal), & calorie counting. & See my answer re: Body Weight Planner. ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Horrible c sec belly button down can't lose belly fat... What can be done?

Horrible c sec belly button down can't lose belly fat... What can be done?

Diet and exercise: Only treatment that works is diet and exercise. Eat less then you burn off. 3500 calories to the pound. Will reduce your risk of diabetes, high bp, heart disease, cholesterol, infertility, etc. ...Read more

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How does a belly button get infected?

How does a belly button get infected?

Many ways: If you don't keep it cleaned. If there is any foreign object. If there is any injury to skin of the belly button. ...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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Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime I stretch?

Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime I stretch?

Possible hernia: You could have an epigastric hernia with incarcerated fat. Stretching narrows the opening putting pressure on the extruded fat causing pain. Do you have a palpable lump at the site of your pain? If so then it is a hernia. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

Many causes: If you are having pain from your belly buton to your genital area, there are many causes possible - so if it troubles you or doesn't go away, you may want to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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My belly button is hypersensitive my whole life if you touch it. How do you clean it out with it being so sensitive??? Is this normal?

No need?: Perhaps you don't need to clean out the belly button - does it get red, swollen, or drain? If not just leave it alone and wash normally in tub / shower with soap. ...Read more