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What is wrong with you if your belly button hurts to touch? I use peroxide in it to clean a lot.

What is wrong with you if your belly button hurts to touch? I use peroxide in it to clean a lot.

Stop peroxide: First i'd try stopping the peroxide you're using a lot--you may be reacting to that. If it's not red, not having purulent discharge (pus), leave it alone and give it some time. If it's not improving, or if you get signs of an infection, please get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi my belly button hurts when I touch it? What does that means? Should I go to the ER because my doctor said he cat see me tomorrow

Hi my belly button hurts when I touch it? What does that means? Should I go to the ER because my doctor said he cat see me tomorrow

Belly Button Pain: If the pain is at the belly button and within the skin or slightly deeper, it can probably wait until your doctor's appointment. However, if you have pain within the abdomen, fever, vomiting or other concerns, a trip to the ED wouldn't be a bad idea. Common problems here include granulomas, minor infections and cysts. ...Read more

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Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Hard marble sized lump under skin right next to and in my belly button. It hurts to the touch but that's it. What could it be?

Soft tissue mass: It could be a benign fatty tissue known as a lipoma, an overgrowth of skin called a granuloma, or an infected hair follicle. Apply some over the counter antibiotic ointment and leave it alone. If it gets larger or more painful, get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Feels bruised on right side, below ribs but above belly button. Hurts to move and touch when upright. Could heavy drinking for 2 weeks cause this?

Feels bruised on right side, below ribs but above belly button. Hurts to move and touch when upright. Could heavy drinking for 2 weeks cause this?

More info and eval.: Hi, is the pain in the right side or left side? Do you have any other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, change in ur stool, loss of appetite, heavy drinking definitely could cause inflammation of Pancreas and also Gastritis and ulcer in stomach, I suggest that you see ur MD ASAP. ...Read more

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When I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I touch around it the rest doesn't hurt. Could it be something serious?

When I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I touch around it the rest doesn't hurt. Could it be something serious?

Small hernia?: You may have a small umbilical hernia. Sometimes they are tender and sometimes not. There is no way of answering your question with pure accuracy without physically examining you. ...Read more

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I have A burning sensation inside my belly button and it hurts when I touch it?

I have A burning sensation inside my belly button and it hurts when I touch it?

Interesting: That is an unusual situation. The belly button can accumulate debris/sweat and may have developed an irritation. There are some oily glands there. Clean well with mild soap/water. If redness apply a little bit of neosporin with a qtip. If not better in AM or worsens rapidly see MD to make sure not an infection. If you have a piercing nearby may be having reaction to nickel in metal. ...Read more

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Everytime I touch my belly button, it hurts. Could it be the peroxide solution?

Everytime I touch my belly button, it hurts. Could it be the peroxide solution?

Yes, it could: Why are you using peroxide in your belly button? Peroxide is actually too harsh a chemical for skin, particularly abrasions or skin infections. You could use diluted peroxide (at least 50% cold water, but why not use good old soapy water. If there is an open lesion on or near your belly button, peroxide is just too harsh. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?

Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is there any puffiness?) If this has been going on for a long period of time, is is associated with other symptoms? Diarrhea, etc.? Most umbilical pain is related to bowel disorders, kidney disorders, infections, etc. Some can be serious. Check with Dr. ...Read more

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What is this pain around my belly button? It hurts so much even to touch?

What is this pain around my belly button? It hurts so much even to touch?

Get a medical check: Pain around the belly button, if severe and persistent can be caused by appendicitis. If it does not settle down quickly you should go see your doctor right away. If you have any nausea/vomiting or fever, then it is an emergency and you should head to the hospital quickly. ...Read more

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Why does the part of my belly button piercing that's under my skin hurt to the touch?

Why does the part of my belly button piercing that's under my skin hurt to the touch?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know what may be happening to the piercings without examining you. The piercings could be infected. If you there is redness, discharge and/or fever, see a doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Swollen, hard, discolored, hurts to the touch, sharp pain out of nowhere around the belly button. What is this?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely you have an umbilical or peri umbilical hernia with fat trapped in it. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Why is there a little sharp pain right below the belly button 9days after I got my appendix took out and it only hurt when I touch it?

Why is there a little sharp pain right below the belly button 9days after I got my appendix took out and it only hurt when I touch it?

Contact surgeon: You may need to see your surgeon about this, unless the place you're sore is around an incision. It's possible for infection to develop though, and this would result in pain. Are you having bowel movements? Normal appetite, etc? Fever? Your surgeon will want to know these things. ...Read more

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I have a lump inside my stomache ABOVE my belly button! It has been growing and hurts when I touch it or sometimes when I bend over???

I have a lump inside my stomache ABOVE my belly button! It has been growing and hurts when I touch it or sometimes when I bend over???

Medical checkup: If you have a growth that you can feel in your belly,
please go see a physician for medical examination. It could be something serious, requiring further tests and an imaging study of the abdomen to confirm it. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts TERRIBLY during my cycle. It's very painful even w/a light touch or breathing. Without my cycle I feel no pain. Dr ignored ques?

My belly button hurts TERRIBLY during my cycle. It's very painful even w/a light touch or breathing. Without my cycle I feel no pain. Dr ignored ques?

Gynecologist: This is an area where small hernias are often present, but these shouldn't be affected by menstrual periods. Endometriosis, which is an extrauterine implant of uterine tissue does flare up during menses. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about these possibilities. ...Read more

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Belly button has a clear liquid inside. My bb already stinks, but the fluid makes it stink less. A crust forms in opening, & it hurts to touch & bend?

Smelly Belly Button: Any smell or discharge coming from the belly button can be due to an infection. The most common causes of infection in the belly button are due to piercings, fungal infections, yeast infections and obesity. If you are experiencing symptoms such as redness in the affected area, painful swelling, and curd-like discharge resulting in a smelly belly button, you should see your doctor as soon as possib. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks post op hysterectomy. I've been having pains on the right side of my belly button. Sometimes it hurts for my shirt to even touch my stomac?

See surgeon: This is not normal and you need to consult the surgeon to see what may be causing this pain. It could be from scar tissue or infection. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. See your primary care doctor if you cannot get in to see the surgeon soon. ...Read more

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What are some causes of bleeding in the belly button? My boyfriends belly button bleeds off and on like it hurts at first then he notices if he touches the inside of his bellybutton that there is blood but it no longer hurts????

Embryonic remnants: The navel is the embryonic connection to bowels and bladder in its simplistic explanation. It sounds like a remnant has not totally closed, after all these years. See a urologist or gen surgeon. Minor surgery could be necessary to correct this ...Read more

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Pain between ribs and belly button on right side. Stabbing and consistant. Hurts to touch as well. Pain getting worse. 3 days.

See a doctor: Could be a problem with ovary, appendix, intestinal problem such as diverticulum or other. It's impossible to know without a proper work up. 3 days is concerning. ...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