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Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Victor Yang Dr. Yang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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During pregnancy is it normal to have a belly button bruise?

During pregnancy is it normal to have a belly button bruise?

No: Unexplained bruising is not normal. You need check with your OB doctor.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Wenjay Sung Dr. Sung
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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?

Dr. Victor Yang Dr. Yang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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During pregnancy is it normal to have a belly button bruise?

No: Unexplained bruising is not normal. You need check with your OB doctor.

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Jason Sample Dr. Sample
Surgery
20 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Mary Vanko Dr. Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Afraz Adam Dr. Adam
Urgent Care
27 years in practice
University of Sydney Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Walter Exon Dr. Exon
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
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Dr. Natalie Hodge Dr. Hodge
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
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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!

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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I have a bruise on the lower left side of my stomach near my belly button. I do an injection in that place. Could that be the cause of it.?

Most likely: Yes since you inject in this site very common to injure the tissue. Are you a diabetic????

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Yvette Westford Dr. Westford
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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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)

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Patrick Weix Dr. Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine.

Dr. Peter Kurzweil Dr. Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
46 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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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.

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