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What might cause bruising around belly button?

What might cause bruising around belly button?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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


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What might cause bruising around belly button?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Common: This is common early after an operation, and I assume that you are describing a laparoscopic surgery. Swelling, bruising and mild discomfort are common. Ask your surgeon if you have concerns. ...Read more

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How come I have bruising around my belly button?

How come I have bruising around my belly button?

Injections?: Are you injecting Lovenox (enoxaparin) or blood thinners by your belly button? Can you be more specific with your medical history or symptoms? ...Read more

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Why do I have a bruise below my belly button?

Why do I have a bruise below my belly button?

You may recall incid: Maybe a hickey, a pinch, a blow? Do you have pain? Are you sick? Receive an injection? ...Read more

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Sudden bruises around belly button?

Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feels like a bruise under my belly right side of belly button, is this early pregnancy?

Feels like a bruise under my belly right side of belly button, is this early pregnancy?

Pregnancy: You would have to be 20 weeks along for this size and it would be remarkable at age 48 to be pregnant. ...Read more

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I habbc e bruising round my belly button?

I habbc e bruising round my belly button?

Get it examined: It is very difficult to comment without having a look at the rash. Can you please upload a pic. A bruise on your abdomen could be due to a clotting disorder, infection, an insect bite or something more significant such as a pancreatitis or other causes. Very difficult to comment without a proper examination. If it persists you need to get it examined. ...Read more

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My nearly 4 week old has a bruise looking mark on the right side of her tummy near the belly button. Is this anything to worry about?

My nearly 4 week old has a bruise looking mark on the right side of her tummy near the belly button. Is this anything to worry about?

Was she born with it: If she was born with it, this may be a Mongolian Spot birth mark. If this is new and was NOT there at birth, bring her in for her one month check up and have her pediatrician take a look at it! Hope this helps! Enjoy your baby! We COULD help figure this out in a Prime Visit with good photos and detailed history! ...Read more

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I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

Unrecognized trauma: You have most certainly bumped your tummy against something or perhaps pinched your skin somehow. It does not take a lot of force to cause minor bleeds and bruising. It is also easy to be distracted. I don't see the sauna being related. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this burning bruising pain above my belly button and I'm 8 months pregnant what could it be?

What to do if I have this burning bruising pain above my belly button and I'm 8 months pregnant what could it be?

Benign: Usually results from the stretch or tearing of the ligaments inside the wall of the abdomen (remnants of old blood vessels) ...Read more

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Why is my bump sore (above and slightly to the right of my belly button) at the end of the day (very tender, it feels like a bruise)?

Why is my bump sore (above and slightly to the right of my belly button) at the end of the day (very tender, it feels like a bruise)?

Umbilical Hernia: Could be an umbilical hernia. Even without an overt hernia, some women have stretching of the fascia around the umbilicus (belly button), during pregnancy. This can lead to soreness. An office evaluation can help. ...Read more

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I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?

Take out the: Piercing. The foreign body in your skin may be causing irritation. You could be allergic to the metal in the contraption. Take it out and let the wound heal.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Pain just barely to the right of the belly button only hurts when I push down feels like a bruise pain or something similar to costochondritis?

Pain just barely to the right of the belly button only hurts when I push down feels like a bruise pain or something similar to costochondritis?

A muscle bruise or..: This could be a a bruised abdominal muscle that runs vertically along either side of the belly button (umbilicus). Interestingly, some people get an infection inside the belly button, and you may not even see it from the outside, because it is under the flap of skin that cover the belly button. Or is it that the button or belt buckle on jeans is too tight and pushing into your abdominal muscle. ...Read more

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I got my belly button peirced 4 days ago and it's been itching it's a little red and swollen now it's bruising, is this normal??

Infected?: No, it's not normal. To have redness, swelling and bruising of area after piercingAre you uptodate with tetanus toxoid? Keep area clean and dry. It should be open to air for 20 min twice a day. If no improvement in 2 days, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My appendix got removed Saturday and in the last the last 2 days have gotten a huge bruise from my belly button down to my pelvis and it hurts?

Exam needed: This extensive ecchymosis and associated postoperative pain is of concern and I feel that the operating surgeon will want to evaluate you for possible infection and/or excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed monday. I did heavy lifing yesterday and started to bleed and swollen above the belly button. Sever pain and bruising.

I had my gallbladder removed monday. I did heavy lifing yesterday and started to bleed and swollen above the belly button. Sever pain and bruising.

Call your surgeon: It could be s small collection of blood or fluid under the skin, or the sutures on the inside may have pulled through the tissue causing a "hernia". Usually when stitches pull through tissue this early after an operation we call it a "dehiscence". In any case, you need to be seen by your surgeon in the office today. ...Read more

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He has a pain below his belly button and he says it feels like a bruise but he hasn't been hit or anything, what could it be?

He has a pain below his belly button and he says it feels like a bruise but he hasn't been hit or anything, what could it be?

Depends: Belly button pain can be, skin infection superficially, intestinal due to gas referred pain, due to appendicitis or as simple as constipation or diarrhea. Perhaps a face to face visit with your doctor will give more information? Cheers ...Read more

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Hi I have what feels like a bruise to touch about 2 inch above my belly button it prob seems like nothing but the bruise feeling is not going away?

Don't touch it: It could be something is pushing on it or perhaps it is a small piece of fat which has herniated. In any event do not touch it, Wait. And if it is still present call you medical professional ...Read more

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Right side of my stomach hurts near my belly button with redness and bruising. Any ideas?

Right side of my stomach hurts near my belly button with redness and bruising. Any ideas?

Get evaluated!: Could be a soft tissue infection within the skin, or could indicate a problem under the skin such as appendicitis or pancreatitis. I recommend prompt evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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My mom had a appendectomy on Monday & is the incision on her belly button is starting to look purple, like a bruise, is this normal?

My mom had a appendectomy on Monday & is the incision on her belly button is starting to look purple, like a bruise, is this normal?

Bruising normal: Some bruising is normal after any surgery -- the skin, underlying tissue, and muscle has to be penetrated, and that leads to blood vessel breakage (bruising) that heals on its own. Warning signs of infection on the incision site include worsening redness, swelling, worsening tenderness, pus. For these, she should be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder removed laprascopically last Tuesday. I'm not in pain but have some bruising below my belly button. Is this normal?

I had my gall bladder removed laprascopically last Tuesday. I'm not in pain but have some bruising below my belly button. Is this normal?

Yes, the incisions R: Stab wounds actually, & as 1 would expect there 2 B some bleeding from them. This causes the discoloration & may change many colors as the blood is broken down & absorbed by the body. ...Read more

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I had lap appendix on Monday. Home on TuesdayHuge bruises on my belly button My my tummy is still very distended. I have no appetite. BNO I'm very so?

I had lap appendix on Monday. Home on TuesdayHuge bruises on my belly button My my tummy is still very distended. I have no appetite. BNO I'm very so?

Here are some...: Although appendectomy via lap is a relatively minor procedure, the degree of its related peripheral effects may widely vary and linger, like those from anesthesia-/analgesic-related slow bowel activity, that is, ileus. At this time after surgery, it is good idea to check back with your surgeon by following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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