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I had my gallbladder removed through my belly button. My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

I had my gallbladder removed through my belly button. My belly is swelling where the gallbladder use to be. Is that cause for concern?

Low liklihood: The gallbladder sits to right, up under liver.
Swelling of liver, or colon could occur in that area. If swelling is at surgical site that is different.
Let your surgeon know and check the area of concern. ...Read more

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My skin tender n red around belly button, but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button, but belly button is fine?

Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm, apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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I noticed today a yellow liquid in my belly button, innie belly button. The liquid smells. Should I be worried?

Infected BellyButton: It seems you have an infection in your Belly Button. You need to consult your Doctor and will need cleaning of your bellybutton and a swab for culture. Will need topical and/or oral Antibiotics ...Read more

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I had my gall bladder out 3 weeks ago through my belly button. My belly button has trace blood on the QTip when I clean it and an odor. Normal??

I had my gall bladder out 3 weeks ago through my belly button. My belly button has trace blood on the QTip when I clean it and an odor. Normal??

Maybe: A touch of blood is probably normal, but the presence of an odor is suggestive of a possible wound infection. If there is no associated pain, swelling, or redness than wash with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment twice a day. If the problem persists or if symptoms develop than consult your surgeon. ...Read more

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My son was circumcised at 2 weeks old and at that appointment, after the circumcision was performed and silver nitrate was put on his belly button, his belly began to turn blue. The dr ruled out an allergic reaction or poor oxygen levels so sent us home.

My son was circumcised at 2 weeks old and at that appointment, after the circumcision was performed and silver nitrate was put on his belly button, his belly began to turn blue. The dr ruled out an allergic reaction or poor oxygen levels so sent us home.

Silver nitrate: I'm not sure what your question is, but silver nitrate used on umbilical granulomas (small parts of the umbilical cord left after delivery) can stain the skin around the belly button. It usually turns a brown or black color, but it can also look bluish. If that's the case, should go away after a few baths. ...Read more

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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 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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