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Belly Button Touch Pain
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
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
Slight pain when i touch the inner upper part of my belly button...any help? Pain started yesterday night
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
I have pain just above belly button bit to the right comes and goes hurts more when touched or if I bend over had it for few months what could it be?
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
See MD: Could be infected. I'd see a physician ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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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Swollen, hard, discolored, hurts to the touch, sharp pain out of nowhere around the belly button. What is this?
Pain on left side above belly button that is tender to touch. I've also been experiencing pain that comes and goes.
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
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???
Just above my belly button and a little to the left I have a pain when i touch it or press it i can feel it or if i brush my belly it hurts?
Umbilical hernias : Can present this way. Get examined by a doctor to see what is going on. ...Read more
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
I recently just got this bump next to my belly button on the right side and it hurts a lot when it's touched. there is no discharge or opening .
Some pain around and in the belly button area. It doesn't hurt when i walk and move. It just hurts a bit when being touched or when i stretch. Help?
I'm a 49 year old male, for about three days now my belly button hurts when i touch it and also the area 2 inches to the right of it with my finger.
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?
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?
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
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
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
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