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Everytime I touch my belly button, it hurts. Could it be the peroxide solution?

Everytime I touch my belly button, it hurts. Could it be the peroxide solution?

Yes, it could: Why are you using peroxide in your belly button? Peroxide is actually too harsh a chemical for skin, particularly abrasions or skin infections. You could use diluted peroxide (at least 50% cold water, but why not use good old soapy water. If there is an open lesion on or near your belly button, peroxide is just too harsh. ...Read more

Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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What is wrong with you if your belly button hurts to touch? I use peroxide in it to clean a lot.

What is wrong with you if your belly button hurts to touch? I use peroxide in it to clean a lot.

Stop peroxide: First i'd try stopping the peroxide you're using a lot--you may be reacting to that. If it's not red, not having purulent discharge (pus), leave it alone and give it some time. If it's not improving, or if you get signs of an infection, please get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight pain when i touch the inner upper part of my belly button...any help? Pain started yesterday night

Slight pain when i touch the inner upper part of my belly button...any help? Pain started yesterday night

Pain belly button: Use over the counter neosporin or triple antibiotic cream and if you don't get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?

What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?

Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is there any puffiness?) If this has been going on for a long period of time, is is associated with other symptoms? Diarrhea,etc.? Most umbilical pain is related to bowel disorders, kidney disorders, infections, etc. Some can be serious. Check with Dr. ...Read more

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What is this pain around my belly button? It hurts so much even to touch?

What is this pain around my belly button?  It hurts so much even to touch?

Get a medical check: Pain around the belly button, if severe and persistent can be caused by appendicitis. If it does not settle down quickly you should go see your doctor right away. If you have any nausea/vomiting or fever, then it is an emergency and you should head to the hospital quickly. ...Read more

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When I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I touch around it the rest doesn't hurt. Could it be something serious?

When I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I touch around it the rest doesn't hurt. Could it be something serious?

Small hernia?: You may have a small umbilical hernia. Sometimes they are tender and sometimes not. There is no way of answering your question with pure accuracy without physically examining you. ...Read more

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My belly button is hypersensitive my whole life if you touch it. How do you clean it out with it being so sensitive??? Is this normal?

No need?: Perhaps you don't need to clean out the belly button - does it get red, swollen, or drain? If not just leave it alone and wash normally in tub / shower with soap. ...Read more

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I have had a severe pain in my belly button that comes and goes. If i touch it at all it is very painful. The pain feels like it is directly behind my?

I have had a severe pain in my belly button that comes and goes. If i touch it at all it is very painful. The pain feels like it is directly behind my?

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 pls. ...Read more

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I have a lump behind my belly button and is very painful to touch.?

I have a lump behind my belly button and is very painful to touch.?

"Omphalitis": is a term referring to an inflammed cyst in the "left over" from the umbilical cord when you were born!
See a General Surgeon for an opinion as to treatment options. In the meantime DO NOT "POKE" at it ..this only makes it worse! Apply HEAT .....

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have A burning sensation inside my belly button and it hurts when I touch it?

 I have A burning sensation inside my belly button and it hurts when I touch it?

Interesting: That is an unusual situation. The belly button can accumulate debris/sweat and may have developed an irritation. There are some oily glands there. Clean well with mild soap/water. If redness apply a little bit of neosporin with a qtip. if not better in AM or worsens rapidly see MD to make sure not an infection. If you have a piercing nearby may be having reaction to nickel in metal. ...Read more

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Why does the part of my belly button piercing that's under my skin hurt to the touch?

Why does the part of my belly button piercing that's under my skin hurt to the touch?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to know what may be happening to the piercings without examining you. The piercings could be infected. If you there is redness, discharge and/or fever, see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Swollen, hard, discolored, hurts to the touch, sharp pain out of nowhere around the belly button. What is this?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely you have an umbilical or peri umbilical hernia with fat trapped in it. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Pain on left side above belly button that is tender to touch. I've also been experiencing pain that comes and goes.

See physician: any distended organ (a loop of intestine, for example) will cause that. You need your physician to evaluate this. He/she is likely to need Xrays, ultrasound and blood tests to complete the workup and provide appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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Why is there a little sharp pain right below the belly button 9days after i got my appendix took out and it only hurt when i touch it?

Why is there a little sharp pain right below the belly button 9days after i got my appendix took out and it only hurt when i touch it?

Contact surgeon: You may need to see your surgeon about this, unless the place you're sore is around an incision. It's possible for infection to develop though, and this would result in pain. Are you having bowel movements? Normal appetite, etc? Fever? Your surgeon will want to know these things. ...Read more

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I have a lump inside my stomache ABOVE my belly button! It has been growing and hurts when i touch it or sometimes when i bend over???

I have a lump inside my stomache ABOVE my belly button!  It has been growing and hurts when i touch it or sometimes when i bend over???

Medical checkup: if you have a growth that you can feel in your belly,
please go see a physician for medical examination. It could be something serious, requiring further tests and an imaging study of the abdomen to confirm it. ...Read more

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I have been having pain in my navel for about 3 years. The pain is on and off, when i touch it i could feel a ball in my belly button. Am worried?

I have been having pain in my navel for about 3 years. The pain is on and off, when i touch it i could feel a ball in my belly button. Am worried?

Umbilical hernia?: A small, persistent umbilical hernia may be present. Alternatively, the lump you feel may be of dermatologic origin or from deeper inside (sister mary joseph's nodule). The longevity of your problem supports a benign process--so curtail worrying and get the problem checked for a definitive diagnosis. How big is the "ball" in question? Had a ct scan yet? ...Read more

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Have always had a very sensitive belly button. When touched/poked, i feel a sharp pain that goes internally. Didn't know it was abnormal. Any ideas y?

Have always had a very sensitive belly button. When touched/poked, i feel a sharp pain that goes internally. Didn't know it was abnormal. Any ideas y?

Umbilical Hernia: There is a very common condition at the belly button where the umbilicus did not close properly and there is a small hernia there. This should be evaluated by a surgeon and closed surgically. ...Read more

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I have a soft/hard lump 5 inches from my belly button on the right side. When im not touch it, the size shrinks and get soft. Its 3 inches long? Info?

Hernia: would need more information but sounds like it might be a hernia. If you are not experiencing pain then schedule to see your doctor to evaluate. If you have pain and increased swelling in the area go to urgent care. Hope that helps ...Read more

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My belly button hurts TERRIBLY during my cycle. It's very painful even w/a light touch or breathing. Without my cycle I feel no pain. Dr ignored ques?

My belly button hurts TERRIBLY during my cycle. It's very painful even w/a light touch or breathing. Without my cycle I feel no pain. Dr ignored ques?

Gynecologist: This is an area where small hernias are often present, but these shouldn't be affected by menstrual periods. Endometriosis, which is an extrauterine implant of uterine tissue does flare up during menses. Your gynecologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about these possibilities. ...Read more

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Belly button has a clear liquid inside. My bb already stinks, but the fluid makes it stink less. A crust forms in opening, & it hurts to touch & bend?

Smelly Belly Button: Any smell or discharge coming from the belly button can be due to an infection. The most common causes of infection in the belly button are due to piercings, fungal infections, yeast infections and obesity. If you are experiencing symptoms such as redness in the affected area, painful swelling, and curd-like discharge resulting in a smelly belly button, you should see your doctor as soon as possib. ...Read more

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I'm 9 weeks post op hysterectomy. I've been having pains on the right side of my belly button. Sometimes it hurts for my shirt to even touch my stomac?

See surgeon: This is not normal and you need to consult the surgeon to see what may be causing this pain. It could be from scar tissue or infection. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. See your primary care doctor if you cannot get in to see the surgeon soon. ...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