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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Bellybutton

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What causes a swollen belly button?

What causes a swollen belly button?

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.

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What would cause swollen neck nodes, some in deep cervical and groin are hard and fixed, hard knot to left of belly button with pulse, knot in lrq?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes can be caused by infection, inflammatory conditions, or malignancy--many different causes. If these masses are truly lymph nodes and are hard and fixed as you describe them, they sound like real problems. You should be seen by a doctor immediately.

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Severe bruising after an umbilical hernia repair 2 wks ago. The top flap of skin above bellybutton is still very swollen. When will it go down?

Severe bruising after an umbilical hernia repair 2 wks ago. The top flap of skin above bellybutton is still very swollen. When will it go down?

It depends: Swelling is common after surgery. The amount of swelling is based on the extensiveness of the operation, your body size, the location of the incision, but also can be due to a collection of fluid or blood under the skin, or an infection, or a recurrent hernia. it can last from a few days to several weeks.

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What is the cause of my body swollen?

What is the cause of my body swollen?

Anasarca?: If there is swelling involving the entire body, the list of things that can cause it is long. Abnormalities relating to the heart, kidneys, intestines and the endocrine system can do this. Certain medications are implicated as well. Being more specific about the swelling would help your doctor provide a better answer. The complaint of "body swelling" requires a visit to the doctor.

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What causes a swollen tecticles. But no pain?

What causes a swollen tecticles. But no pain?

Swollen testicals: Painless swelling is different if one testicle is involved or both are affected. Hernias, hydrcoeles or tumors are possible. Make an apt for examination

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What causes tissues to become edematous (swollen)?

What causes tissues to become edematous (swollen)?

Swelling: Injury releases factors from cells that activate fluid flow between cells and extracellular fluid. Good wikipedia question for more details.

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My boyfriend has swollen balls what could cause this?

My boyfriend has swollen balls what could cause this?

Many things: Has there been injury? Does he have signs or symptoms of infection? One could consider tumor as the cause. This is not normal and I would recommend an urgent evaluation. Torsion of the testicles is another consideration but not common for both to have such an incident. Urge him to get checked out.

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What is the cause of enlarged or swollen urethane opening?

Urethral caruncle: A fleshy mass at the urethral opening around menopause are not uncommon. See this site for more info. Http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/urethral-caruncle.

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What would cause the left side of my side to appear swollen?

What would cause the left side of my side to appear swollen?

It depends: It depends. Do you think or skin is swollen? Where exactly is there swelling on your body. Swelling is usually the result of inflammation, the question is what is causing the inflammation. See your doctor for a proper history and physical exam.

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What could cause you wound to get further inflamed and swollen?

What could cause you wound to get further inflamed and swollen?

Red not always bad: The most integral part of wound healing is inflammation. This is when blood vessels get bigger to bring fresh blood and healing factors to the wound remove waste products and foreign bodies. That is as you describe it may actually be healing and not infected. If the wound is getting smaller, it absolutely cannot be infected. Avoid antibiotics unless infection is absolutely identified.

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What would cause my boyfreinds right nut to hurt him and sometmes be swollen?

What would cause my boyfreinds right nut to hurt him and sometmes be swollen?

See a doctor: It's hard to say without examining him. I suggest that he goes see an urologist for evaluation.

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I woke up this morning and my whole body is a little swollen and I gained 3 lbs. In the last 4 days. What could cause this?

Water: Your body is collecting water in the form of edema and it is a reflection of poor metabolism. In fact, if you have any heart or nervous system symptoms this could be severe vitamin b1 and/or magnesium deficiency.

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What causes neck to be swollen?

What causes neck to be swollen?

Many things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.

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What causes swollen eyelids?

What causes swollen eyelids?

General Symptom.: It is a general symptom. It can be anything from a mild virus infection, allergies, sinus infection. It can also be a serious sign of fluid status of the body. If it is bad enough to affect your vision or self-perception then See your doctor for a review. At your age, if the simple mild answers are not obvious, then a more full investigation may be warranted.

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What causes a swollen liver?

What causes a swollen liver?

Swollen liver: The liver can become enlarged because of being diseased (either from toxins such as meds or alcohol), or can be enlarged secondary to other organ disease such as congestive heart failure. It is never a normal situation.