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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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My penis sticks up towards my belly button during an erection. Is this normal?

My penis sticks up towards my belly button during an erection. Is this normal?

Just a variant: Penile size and shape varies greatly. Even the way it curves and points will vary. The size and shape does change over time depending on chronic manipulation (masturbation, pumps, etc.). ...Read more

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I'm really cauntious about my stomach. It sticks out around the belly button area.After i eat lunch it goes from little bump to huge bloated stomach. ?

Bloated: Sounds like you are describing an umbilical hernia as bloating in response to eating. Some evaluation into the cause of your bloating is warranted such as food intolerance (lactose, etc). Also if the hernia is bothersome you can consider surgical repair. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Sure Sounds Like One: What you are describing sounds like an umbilical hernia. If small and w/o symptoms, these may be rx'd conservatively. Otherwise, simple outpatient surgery can fix the problem. I recommend that you see a hernia surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any significance to the way a belly button appears, such as in or out?

Is there any significance to the way a belly button appears, such as in or out?

No: Usually there is no significance to the way your baby's belly button appears. Sometimes babies will have what looks like a very big "outie" belly button in the first few months of life. This can be an umbilical hernia, which are harmless more than 95% of the time and will resolve on their own. If you're unsure if your baby has an umbilical hernia, ask your pediatrician to check his/her belly! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

?Hernia?: A bulge at the belly button is usually secondary to a hernia, which is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall. These bulges often "yo-yo" in and out, but can become "incarcerated" and permanently protrude. Less likely, an infection may be present (omphalitis): this would be warm, red, and very tender. As with most of these situations, it would be wise to see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8 190. I've always had deep belly button an now its comeing to surface and fast why?

I'm 5'8 190. I've always had deep belly button an now its comeing to surface and fast why?

Hernia: Is it more visible when you lift or stain? Ever painful when you cough? If so, you may have a hernia. Get checked. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside, what can cause this?

I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside,  what can cause this?

Small & Large Bowel: Pain and discomfort around the belly button are associated with small bowel and some colonic pathologies such as early appendicitis, gastroenteritis, constipation. If you experience continued and or increasing pain, fevers and chills you should see a doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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