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Cause Of Sore Belly Button
Get it checked.: 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
See below: 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
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things: There is not sufficient information to provide an informed answer. It may be as simple as flatulence to a malignancy. How old are your? When do you get the pain? Relation to meals or bowel movement? Change in bowel habits? Palpable mass in abdomen? Relation to periods? If pain persists beyond two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
What kind of viruses cause lower abdominal/ around belly button pain(only) n takes 5-7 days of healing?
Numerous: there are many viruses that can cause such symptoms. However, such a presentation is not limited to viruses but could be bacterial or parasites. In fact many bacterial causes of intestinal infection such as campylobacter (the most common) self resolve in such a time frame. When talking viral infections, they generally are self limiting. the key thing to remember: many viral and nonviral causes ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: You have to think about external as well as internal causes. Has there been any external trauma to the area in sports, playing, etc? Thinking of internal issues, is there a history of constipation, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease? Have the child seen by the doctor for a good history on the problem, and a thorough exam. Hope this is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son complains of lower abdominal pains, around the area of lower belly button. What could be the cause?
Many conditions: cause lower abdominal pain in children, and evaluation depends on the severity and duration of the pain. Progressive pain that starts around the navel and moves to the RLQ along with fever and nausea/V needs to be assessed for appendicitis, but more common are viral gastroenteritis, constipation, indigestion, gas from lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, imbalanced diet, or nervous stomach. ...Read more
Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tightness around/behind belly button, small purple/yellow bruises to left and right of belly button. Sometimes hurts. Back pain around bulging disc. Diarrhea, throat dry. Been drinking plenty of water?
Not at all : That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
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
Very sore bloated feeling in abdomen , heart rate increased under belly button tender what could be causing this?
What could cause pain and tenderness directly on and below belly button accompanied by bloating, a feeling of fulness, nausea & fatigue? Not pregnant!
Does pancreatitis cause burning across the gut, above the belly button, sudden vomiting and weakness?
Could a UTI cause soreness around belly button and 2 inches right of it? I have no pain when urinating but am urinating often. What else could it be?
Infection: I suggest you seeyour dr. Today.Get a more detailed answer ›
My abdomen is sore on the left side. Right next to my belly button. What could cause this. The pain intensifies when i press on it.
Need more info: I assume there was no trauma. Is it a very deep belly button? Sometimes you can have a yeast infection with ulceration of the skin. If that is the case you can try some anti-fungal powders and keep it as clean and dry as possible. Sometimes keeping a gauze sponge packed into it will help wick out the moisture and keep the skin edges apart. ...Read more
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests an infection and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more
My belly button is very red and really sore, and looks like puss inside as well as an odor. what is this? what causes this?
I've had some cold sore appear right under my belly button and they are letting out liquid and blood, what can be the cause of this?
Have a sore area in my abdomen. It's between my belly button and ribs. Very sore when pressed. Occasional pain on movemen or dull ache. Cause? Action?
Many causes: This area of your abdomen contains many organs, any of which could be causing discomfort. Among these are the stomach, spleen, pancreas liver and gallbladder. At your age, the gallbladder is the most common. This can be associated with fever, nausea, or vomiting would make the likelihood higher. You will need to see your primary care doctor, or emergency if pain becomes severe or for vomiting ...Read more
Nausea, in my throat, worse after eating. Burning with urinating, tender breasts, tiredness. Feel a pain near belly button everytime i pee. Causes?
Causes: Inflammation or presence of a hernia(umbilical hernia) are two possible causes of discomfort there. If there are associated redness and discharge infection is likely. A small lump is characteristic of a hernia. See your physician for diagno is and treatment as you shouldn't delay if the hernia is stuck(incarcerated) or if there is active inflammation/infection present. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma? ...Read more
It may be: Infected.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?
Wet dressings.: You can try wet dressings, using water with a bit of salt dissolved in it, 2-3 times per day. But if the discharge increases and/or it becomes painful, you really should see a doctor because you may be developing an infection. ...Read more
Inside my belly button is very sore, when I touch it I can feel something there. one day I pushed it and it popped and the pain stopped its back now ?
Sore navel: May be a little abscess ( do you have a ring? ) or a cyst as they tend to recur unless the wall is removed, . Consider dabbing some alcohol on it. and follow up with doc urgent care this week , especially if sore as may need antibiotics. Also check for umbilical hernia whihc may need treatment ...Read more
Very sore and weeping belly button been occurring for a few years. Clears up and comes back often but always clears up by the time I get an appontment?
Umbilicus: Infection/inflammation of the umbilicus can be chronic or recurrent and at times solid material collects and must be cleaned out thoroughly. Daily cleansing is important. If there is constant signs of inflammation, consult a surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment suggestions which may involve taking a culture and sensitivity test of the drainage followed by a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi last night I started to get a soreness pain a little above my belly button Sometimes it hurts when I move and it also hurts when I massage the area?
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