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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Repeat occasions of belly button pain and bloody discharge expelling. Doc says its nothing but keeps coming back every few months? Doesn't smell bad.

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Repeat occasions of belly button pain and bloody discharge expelling. Doc says its nothing but keeps coming back every few months? Doesn't smell bad.

Urachus/fistula: You may have a pathway from your bladder or bowel to your umbilicus? Ask your doctor to check this out. Or a cyst that fills up? All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Seegers
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days ?

Dr. Edward Seegers
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
41 years in practice
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IkeM928: We unfortunately dont have your age, but mild inflammation around the umbilicus is not uncommon, and usually caused by not drying well when exiting the shower or bath, to sweating in hot climates, but the important issue is not to mistake that for a periumbilical hernia, where there is usually swelling and pain as well. Keep it dry, report changes AND SWELLING and apply bacitracin ointment. thanks ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days ? How long will it last without the medicine?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days
? How long will it last without the medicine?

RED BELLY BUTTON: IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF AN INFECTION. PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST. BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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I have pcos and I have a lot of pain under my belly button. Pain on my back to. I had ones milky discharge.?

Dr. Timothy Raichle
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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I have pcos and I have a lot of pain under my belly button. Pain on my back to. I had ones milky discharge.?

Pain and discharge: Pcos is associated with irregular cycles, ovarian cysts and irregular bleeding. With regard to the pain under your belly button, this is not specific and could be anything from a bladder infection to appendicitis and should be evaluated by your doctor. With regard to the milky discharge, the most likely causes are yeast infections or something called BV (a common infection as well). Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why do I have belly button pain?

Dr. Ron Eaker
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why do I have belly button pain?

Where tissue connect: The lining of the abdomen called peritoneum all bunches together at the belly button therefore anything that moves or irritates those tissues can result in discomfort or stretching in that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why do I have belly button pain upon stretching?

Dr. Ron Eaker
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Where tissue connect: The lining of the abdomen called peritoneum all bunches together at the belly button therefore anything that moves or irritates those tissues can result in discomfort or stretching in that area. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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What can be the cause for sharp belly button pain? I rarely get these anymore, but it worsens when bending backwards or going to the bathroom?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
27 years in practice
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What can be the cause for sharp belly button pain? I rarely get these anymore, but it worsens when bending backwards or going to the bathroom?

Hernia: Is hernia possible soft bulge within umbilicus. Belly button does not commonly hurt unless infection or hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Heather Joyce
Board Certified, Pediatrics
10 years in practice
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Do you have any idea about belly button pain for a child?

Dr. Heather Joyce
Board Certified, Pediatrics
10 years in practice
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Do you have any idea about belly button pain for a child?

Needs more info: Pain in the belly button can a sign of infection or an object in the belly button. If you are talking about abdominal pain around the belly button, the most common causes are constipation and high acid in the stomach. Seek medical care if the child develops fever, severe pain, persistent vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or pain in the right lower part of the abdomen. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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I HAVE A TERRIBLE BELLY BUTTON PAIN I AM 8 WEEKS PREG IS IT NORMAL I CANT BEND OR TURN AROUND IT HURTS SO BAD ?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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I HAVE A TERRIBLE BELLY BUTTON PAIN I AM 8 WEEKS PREG IS IT NORMAL I CANT BEND OR TURN AROUND IT HURTS SO BAD ?

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked NOW. ...Read more

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