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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My belly button hurts. Pain is slightly relieved when lying on back. Slight swelling in belly button but not around.

My belly button hurts. Pain is slightly relieved when lying on back. Slight swelling in belly button but not around.

Umbilical hernia?: Might be a tiny belly button hernia, especially if you have an "outie" belly button. Easy to fix with a mini-surgticakl procedure by a genearl or pediatric surgeon. Many pediatric urologists also do this kind of surgery. Certainly worth having it checked out.. ...Read more

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Had my belly button pierced 5 months ago, all of a sudden slight bleeding and yellowish pus no pain or redness or swelling

Had my belly button pierced 5 months ago, all of a sudden slight bleeding and yellowish pus no pain or redness or swelling

Infection: Even in the absence of redness I consider this to be an infection in the navel. Treat this with warm soaks, pat dry and apply an antibacterial ointment like neosporin. Wipe the surrounding skin with rubbing alcohol to prevent spread of bacteria there. If surrounding redness,swelling,fever,chills or continuing draining of pus occurs, see your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Right lower ab squishy swelling starting in belly button for a week. Dull pain when moving, random sharp pain. unusualy short heavy period?

Right lower ab squishy swelling starting in belly button for a week. Dull pain when moving, random sharp pain. unusualy short heavy period?

RLQ pain: Right lower quadrant and belly button pain could be ovarian / appendiceal or other If this persists you have worsening discharge nausea fever etc I would speak to your PMD for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My partner has been having abdominal cramps for over 5 days with severe pain starting in belly button and right side abdomen swelling?

My partner has been having abdominal cramps for over 5 days with severe pain starting in belly button and right side abdomen swelling?

Could be appendiciti: Unresolved belly pain for several days is an indication for a visit to a doctor before it is too late. ''could be appendicitis or kidney infection of diverticulitis or any other type of infection and needs to be examined. ...Read more

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What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could local hardening/swelling mean?

What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could  local hardening/swelling mean?

Hernia, Appendix, : The sensation you are having could be many different things. It could be a hernia, or a lipoma – which is a benign fatty tumor under the skin, appendix –. Unlikely because it would be very painful, abscess or cellulitis- a skin infection that requires prompt attention & antibiotics. If the skin is red, swollen then it is a skin infection. In this case you need to see a doctor promptly. ...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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