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Doctor insights on: Belly Button Pain And Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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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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I have a slight swelling redness just above my belly button...pain when stretching..otherwise no pain...i am 32 yes male?

I have a slight swelling redness just above my belly button...pain when stretching..otherwise no pain...i am 32 yes male?

Umbilicus: The umbilicus is often the site of infection and this may cause the discomfort. Have the area cleaned with a mild soap and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin or neosporin to see if the inflammation resolves. Consult your physician as needed. ...Read more

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Why do I have belly button pain?

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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Why do I have belly button pain upon stretching?

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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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 ?

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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Do you have any idea about belly button pain for a child?

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

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