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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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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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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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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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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

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Pain on left side above belly button that is tender to touch. I've also been experiencing pain that comes and goes.

See physician: any distended organ (a loop of intestine, for example) will cause that. You need your physician to evaluate this. He/she is likely to need Xrays, ultrasound and blood tests to complete the workup and provide appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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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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