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I am 42 and i recently felt a small lump just above my belly button that was sore to the touch i also had a bowel movement and found bright red blood?

I am 42 and i recently felt a small lump just above my belly button that was sore to the touch i also had a bowel movement and found bright red blood?

See a doctor: You need a full evaluation. Cannot begin to diagnose this, but it is imperative that you see somebody and have these issues addressed soon. Blood in stool is often from hemorrhoids or anal fissures but may also suggest cancer or other inflammatory illnesses. Go soon and good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
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Drink warm or cold fluids, whatever feels better
Once
Try acetaminophen or ibuprofen to relieve symptoms
Once
Avoid spicy or acidic foods
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I have diastasis recti , my belly button is now sticking out , is this ok , it is slightly sore to touch , is it my diastasis recti spreading ?

I have diastasis recti , my belly button is now sticking out , is this ok , it is slightly sore to touch , is it my diastasis recti spreading ?

Hernia...: Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal wall muscles above the belly button which causes a lump when intrabdominal pressure increases as when doing a sit-up. Protrusion of the belly button suggests a different problem - most likely a hernia. I suggest you see your physician for an exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Stay hydrated
Daily
Gargle with salt water
Daily
See your doctor if you have a fever over 101.5F or can't swallow
Once
See your doc if you can't open your mouth well or turn your neck well
Once
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I had my gallbladder out a year ago and my incision in my belly button is so sore and white puss and very red and hurts to touch I was also pregnant.

I had my gallbladder out a year ago and my incision in my belly button is so sore and white puss and very red and hurts to touch I was also pregnant.

Infection : It sounds like you may have a infection at your surgical site. You should make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or the surgeon who did the operation ...Read more

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I have seen doc in ER , he gave me meds however it keeps coming back , puss/ blood/ sore to touch belly button :( this is been going on for a year :(?

I have seen doc in ER , he gave me meds however it keeps coming back , puss/ blood/ sore to touch belly button :( this is been going on for a year :(?

Consult your doctor: If er treatment was unsuccessful you should consult your family doctor or a surgeon you need a re evaluation with exam and a culture of the pussy discharge and you may need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics and may need exploration of the area if indicated. ...Read more

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Treating a Sore Throat (Checklist)

Gargle with salt water
Daily
Take ibuprofen
3x day
Drink cool fluids
5x day
See your doctor
Once
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Have a pain in my belly button, sensitive and sore when touched and cough or some sort of strain?

Have a pain in my belly button, sensitive and sore when touched and cough or some sort of strain?

Hernia?: You may have an umbilical hernia or other derivation of similar etiologies. I'd suggest seeing a doc for further eval with history and then a good physical exam of it. ...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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