Top
30
Doctor insights on: Belly Button Sore Irritated

Share
1

1
Why is my belly button sore and irritated?

Why is my belly button sore and irritated?

Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia. ...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


3

3
My belly button is sore and slightly red. What is wrong?

My belly button is sore and slightly red. What is wrong?

This could be an: Infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema or hives,. ...Read more

5

5
Why would my belly button bulge out on one side and be sore?

Why would my belly button bulge out on one side and be sore?

Umbilical Hernia: Symptoms of an umbilical hernia include a knot or bulge near the umbilicus. The size of the bulge may increase during lifting, laughing, straining, or coughing. Usually, the bulge can be pushed back into the abdomen. Symptoms of a serious umbilical hernia may include hernia pain or swelling, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, vomiting, constipation, or fever. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

7

7
My belly button is swollen inside. Should I be concerned. It is not sore?

My belly button is swollen inside. Should I be concerned. It is not sore?

Swollen umbilicus: Sounds like an umbilical hernia. If it is not bothering you, you can just monitor it for now. Be sure your primary care doctor knows about it so when it becomes symptomatic he can refer you to a surgeon for repair. ...Read more

8

8
My belly button is red, sore and has a strong odour. What could be causing this?

My belly button is red, sore and has a strong odour. What could be causing this?

Infection.: Infection of the canal. Might want to clean this with peroxide or saline and put an antibiotic cream in there until it heals. ...Read more

9

9
What can cause your belly button to bleed its sore bleeding light and I hurt all over

Need more info: I assume there was no trauma. Is it a very deep belly button? Sometimes you can have a yeast infection with ulceration of the skin. If that is the case you can try some anti-fungal powders and keep it as clean and dry as possible. Sometimes keeping a gauze sponge packed into it will help wick out the moisture and keep the skin edges apart. ...Read more

10

10
I woke up this morning to my belly button being red and very sore what could cause this?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests an infection and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more

12

12
Cleaned my belly button earlier today and it felt sore and now I noticed there's like water coming out? Help!

Cleaned my belly button earlier today and it felt sore and now I noticed there's like water coming out? Help!

Get checked: Get it checked by your doctor. There could be infection there. Don't clean it more yourself. ...Read more

14

14
My belly button is very red and very sore, sometimes a little bloody. What is it, and what are some home remedies I could do?

Belly button: This is a localized irritation or infection of the skin in and around the belly button. Wash inside well and then wash with hydrogen peroxide. Then put a neosporin or bacitracin ointment in there for a few days. It should be fine. ...Read more

15

15
For 1.5 days, my belly button has been very sore (not sharp pain). The pain has not spread, gotten worse, or better. What might this be?

For 1.5 days, my belly button has been very sore (not sharp pain). The pain has not spread, gotten worse, or better. What might this be?

Belly Button Pain: It could be a superficial infection to something more involved, depending on how deep the pain is. Bladder or bowel (colon and appendix) are possibilities of deeper issues. These are usually accompanied by other symptoms. Skin infections, like yeast or cellulitis, a common superficial infection. I would suggest making an appointment with your doctor for an exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

17

17
My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

Causes: Inflammation or presence of a hernia(umbilical hernia) are two possible causes of discomfort there. If there are associated redness and discharge infection is likely. A small lump is characteristic of a hernia. See your physician for diagno is and treatment as you shouldn't delay if the hernia is stuck(incarcerated) or if there is active inflammation/infection present. ...Read more

18

18
What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma? ...Read more

19

19
What happens when your belly button becomes black and sore?

Bad belly button?: Black and sore? Not sure what you are referring to, is it dirty, filled with lint or infected? First step would be to get in the shower and give it a good scrub and see what happens. IS there a hernia? ...Read more

21

21
My abdomen is sore on the left side. Right next to my belly button. What could cause this. The pain intensifies when I press on it.

Diverticulitis: It is possible you have diverticulitis which can be a nasty problem if the area ruptures. Its inflamed that's the pain and pain with pressure. Don't eat go to the ER they can do simple tests and if it is start you on antibiotic but go now. ...Read more

22

22
I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

Wet dressings.: You can try wet dressings, using water with a bit of salt dissolved in it, 2-3 times per day. But if the discharge increases and/or it becomes painful, you really should see a doctor because you may be developing an infection. ...Read more

24

24
Inside my belly button is very sore, when I touch it I can feel something there. One day I pushed it and it popped and the pain stopped its back now?

Inside my belly button is very sore, when I touch it I can feel something there. One day I pushed it and it popped and the pain stopped its back now?

Sore navel: May be a little abscess (do you have a ring? ) or a cyst as they tend to recur unless the wall is removed,. Consider dabbing some alcohol on it. and follow up with doc urgent care this week, especially if sore as may need antibiotics. Also, check for umbilical hernia whihc may need treatment ...Read more

25

25
Very sore and weeping belly button been occurring for a few years. Clears up and comes back often but always clears up by the time I get an appontment?

Very sore and weeping belly button been occurring for a few years. Clears up and comes back often but always clears up by the time I get an appontment?

Umbilicus: Infection/inflammation of the umbilicus can be chronic or recurrent and at times solid material collects and must be cleaned out thoroughly. Daily cleansing is important. If there are constant signs of inflammation, consult a surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment suggestions which may involve taking a culture and sensitivity test of the drainage followed by a course of antibiotics. ...Read more

26

26
Iv woke up with a sore red itchy belly button?

Iv woke up with a sore red itchy belly button?

Yeast or staph: If you have a piercing, this could be a bacterial infection like staph. Even without a piercing, yeast infections also start in that area because it is warm and moist. Clean it carefully with a q tip and some peroxide for a couple of days, and try putting some lotrimin (clotrimazole) anti-yeast cream in the area. If the redness spreads, you get fever or you have increased pain, see your doctor right away. ...Read more

27

27
What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

What should I do if my daughter belly button is sore / redness?

Low grade infection: She have a low grade infection in her belly button. Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area 4 times daily. ...Read more

28

28
I have a lump just above my belly button and it is sore, what could this be?

Hernia vs cyst: Most hernias aren't tender to touch. Those that hurt need to be evaluated immediately, regardless of anatomy. Any hernia can become more prominent w/valsalva maneuver (which increases pressure in belly). Cysts & abscesses won't change in size w/valsalva. Cysts shouldn't hurt unless infected. Obviously a pus pocket is infected & needs to be drained. Go see your family doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more

29

29
Hi, I have puss coming out of my belly button, it's sore and red sometimes bloody

Hi, I have puss coming out of my belly button, it's sore and red sometimes bloody

Get it checked: This is probably an infection and may need oral antibiotics to treat as well as topical. You didn't mention if it was pierced, but if so, removal might be necessary for it to heal. ...Read more

Dr. James Mirabile
587 doctors shared insights

Irritability (Definition)

when you're irritable, you might become easily ...Read more