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Belly Button Sore 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
My stomach feels irritated from belly button up. Tender to touch at button. No fever, stools and urine look normal. Gas and burping at times.?
Abdomen : Start by making sure you are not pregnant. ...Read more
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
Infection: I suggest you seeyour dr. Today.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
My belly button was sore for a few days and today its pussy and I can see in it why is it like this?
Infection?: You may be describing an infection in that area. See a doctor who can determine what is going on. ...Read more
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
I was cleaning my belly button a few days back. But after that it became red and sore and its wet at times. What do I do?
Normal: Shower with soap do not rub too much. Wait for 1 wk ...Read more
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
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
Husband26yr old 5^9in height weighs 190ish. He noticed he has a sore spot about two inches above& to the right of his belly button. Worried-possibility?
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
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
It may be: Infected.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
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
I Got a pulling feeling behind my belly button and across that area. Its not sore just feels weird also nippeles small bit dry and tender to touch?
Discomfort: Could you be pregnant? If so do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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