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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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Urachal cyst- I have fluid leaking through my belly button white yellow colour while on my period. Along with mid abdominal pain. What could this be?

Urachal cyst- I have fluid leaking through my belly button white yellow colour while on my period. Along with mid abdominal pain. What could this be?

Infection: Sounds like a infection. The cramping may simply be related to your period. See your physician for evaluation for antibiotics and ways to help with the cramping. ...Read more

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10 yo had lap surgery 1wk ago to remove a perf appendix. Glue is off his belly button incision. Its white/green but no wetness when dabbed. Infected?

10 yo had lap surgery 1wk ago to remove a perf appendix. Glue is off his belly button incision. Its white/green but no wetness when dabbed. Infected?

See a surgeon: Hard to comment on this without a direct exam and opinion. Many possibilities here, but all depend on the exam and interpretation of the cause ...Read more

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My belly button piercing has this white puss going out of it do I clean the puss away with a tissue or not?

My belly button piercing has this white puss going out of it do I clean the puss away with a tissue or not?

Q tip: Remove the belly button ring, wash with soap and water, clean the area with a q tip 2x2 etc. Apply antibiotic ointment to area and replace the ring. Do this several times aday until the infection cures up. Prior to all of this obtain a culture of the drainage. You may need antibiotics. You cld be allergic to the metal. ...Read more

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I have a pimple on my stomach it is about 3 inches above my belly button. It is a white ball and it's red and hard around it. It hurts and had pus.

I have a pimple on my stomach it is about 3 inches above my belly button. It is a white ball and it's red and hard around it. It hurts and had pus.

Skin infection: The bump you describe is likely an abscess, a bacterial infection caused once the skin barrier was compromised. It should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment. A healthtap prime or concierge consult may also suffice. ...Read more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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Belly button pops out why?

Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: Try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I pop my belly button out?

How can I pop my belly button out?

You can not: The umbilicus is used to deliver nutrition during development. It had a tissue anchor internally so you can not simply flip it inside out. ...Read more

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What does a big out belly button mean?

What does a big out belly button mean?

Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If you have a new or large protrusion - that could be an umbilical hernia which would merit medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more

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How come my belly button hurts so much?

How come my belly button hurts so much?

More details please: 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. More details pls. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

I don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Pain on right side next to belly button?

SXS: If the pain migrates from the area adjacent to the naval to the right lower abdomen, becomes severe, is associated with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or fever - then urgent evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more

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Is the belly button connected to anything?

Is the belly button connected to anything?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Severe pains just below my belly button why?

Go to ER: There are a number of causes and if the pain is severe do not wait go to er, some causes can be life threatening. ...Read more

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Is there any actual use for the belly button?

No.: Not after you are born. Prior to that time it was the tether that provided all your substance. Funny - it goes from being one of the most important things in your life to being nearly useless. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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I have a hard area right below my belly button?

I have a hard area right below my belly button?

Hard Area Abdomen: From all the information it appears that it may be either a hernia or it may be some inflammed gland.
You need to get it checked by a doctor to find the exact nature of it.
Hernia usually is painless but it may cause discomfort or pain when it becomes obstructed. ...Read more