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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Navel

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What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

What causes a swollen abdomen in older women?

Intestines uterus: As we age there is less muscle and our intestines and other organs can seem to protrude. Also, the elderly can sometimes appear to be swollen due to constipation and women can have a prominent lower abdomen due to a large uterus or fibroids. Other reasons include hernias of the belly button or from a previous incision on the belly. ...Read more

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What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

What causes a swollen pimple on right side of abdomen?

"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more

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What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

What would cause a swollen abdomen only in the evening?

Fatty food/gallstone: Intermittent swelling of your abdomen may be related to fatty foods and gallstones. Dinner is usually the highest fat meal. Fat triggers gallbladder to squeeze, empty its load of digestive bile into your GI tract. If you have gallstones, dietary fat triggers an abnormal system and bloating/swelling occur. Ultrasound can be diagnostic. Others causes: constipation, gastric bloat, mass. ...Read more

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3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs. After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

3 hours into sleep II wake up with sob and abdomen swollen and right up under my ribs. After standing up for 5 minutes it goes back to normal. Cause?

You need to c ur: Primary care doc or a cardiologist. It sounds like you may be having episodes of paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. This is a heart condition that causes s o b after lying down for a few hours. Go in today. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause a swollen lower abdomen?

Can a UTI cause a swollen lower abdomen?

Not usually. . .: Uti = urinary tract infection, which is either bladder or kidney. All include frequent burning urination w/sense of urgency. Kidney infections add fever & one-sided back pain to above. Swollen belly is not part of definition. Go see your doctor if you think you might a UTI which needs antibiotics to be cured. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

What causes pain on left side of abdomen, back pain, cramps and swollen abdomen?

Constipation: Constipation can present with these symptoms but so can several other medical conditions. Would recommend you see your physician for evaluation. Diverticulitis, a potentially serious common colon infection, and colon cancer should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Are swollen lymphnodes in abdomen and pelvis cause for concern if they remain swollen for weeks?

Are swollen lymphnodes in abdomen and pelvis cause for concern if they remain swollen for weeks?

Yes: Yes if persistent. Especially if they are associated with symptoms such as fever, night sweat, weight loss, etc and no other causes to explain. In the younger age group, germ cell tumors can also be a possibility. Of course, they are many benign reasons. My point is that persistent swollen lymph node is a concern and should be evaluated by doctor. ...Read more

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Can gallstones cause abdomen tenderness, & rib to feel swollen & feel bruised & stabbing pain? Also can you feel it swollen?

It may: Gall stones can possibly block the duct and cause pain which can be referred to the rib area, and swelling of the abdominal area in the mid-epigastric and the right upper quadrant. Get eval if you have these symptoms with known gall stones. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause a noticeably swollen abdomen, fever, shortness of breath, pain over my left shoulder, and dizzy spells.?

Coulld be serious: Fevers, abdominal distension and shortness of breath may represent a dangerous abdominal process. The shoulder pain might be from diaphragm irritation. This should be evaluated by a physician asap. To include imaging such as a ct scan. ...Read more

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My navel is swollen no pain or anything?

Hernia: You may have an umbillical hernia. If there is no pain, this is typically not an urgent problemhernia. ...Read more

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My grandson is eleven and has a swollen navel it looks finny?

Umbilical Hernia?: They usually go away by the age of 6; if it's still there at 11, might want to see a doctor about it. ...Read more

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Herniated navel painful and swollen is their anything I can do?

Painful hernia: A hernia that becomes 'trapped' or 'incarcerated' can become painful and swollen. It sounds like your umbilical hernia has recently changed from asymptomatic to symptomatic. This means it could be 'trapped' and you should see a doc now to get some treatment. The problem is, an infection can result and the hernia can 'burst' - so please go now to an ER and get some help. ...Read more

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My navel piercing swollen around entrance hole. What should I do?

My navel piercing swollen around entrance hole. What should I do?

R/O infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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L flank swollen, esp at level of navel. Nofvr. (same thing happened a mnth ago also, but went on tmp sm for an oral surgery, and felt better until 2day)?

L flank swollen, esp at level of navel. Nofvr. (same thing happened a mnth ago also, but went on tmp sm for an oral surgery, and felt better until 2day)?

Unsure: Swelling of the flank can be looseness of the muscles, inflammation of the muscles, distention of the left colon (large intestine) with stool and gas (most likely scenario). Or a tumor (which is unlikely to go away!). Hernias are rare in the flank. I would suspect a buildup of gas and stool; you may benefit from a fiber supplement like benefiber or a laxative like miralax (polyethylene glycol). Good luck! ...Read more

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My navel has a large blister on it, it is painful and swollen around the navel area and red?

My navel has a large blister on it, it is painful and swollen around the navel area and red?

Infected navel: You have an infection of your navel which is caused by either a staph or strep organism. See your doctor so he can take a culture and get you started on the right antibiotic. ...Read more

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My husband navel is swollen and sensitive to the touch x2 days. No discharge or pain around the area. Could this be an umbilical hernia?

My husband navel is swollen and sensitive to the touch x2 days. No discharge or pain around the area. Could this be an umbilical hernia?

Yes: A hernia here is basically a hole in the adominal wall through which intra-abdominal fat or intestines can protrude. If the intra-abdominal contents get stuck, they can swell and cause a painful lump under the skin. Try to push it back in the abdomen. If you can't, seek medical attention asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi! I had Laparoscopic Hysterectomy exactly 3 weeks 2 days ago. Navel red, swollen, oozing. Slight fever/extreme pain. What should I do?

Hi! I had Laparoscopic Hysterectomy exactly 3 weeks 2 days ago. Navel red, swollen, oozing. Slight fever/extreme pain. What should I do?

Call doctor NOW!: If you think you are having complications from that surgery, you need to be seen immediately. I would call, and if you don't get through, go to an emergency room. There can be complications of surgery like 'abscesses' that occur somewhere near the operation site. If you have fevers and a lot of pain, I'm suspicious for that and it needs urgent evaluation. Please see a doctor ASAP! ...Read more

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Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Left side of abdomen is bigger than right, almost like swollen?

Abdomen size irreg: Hello ~ this may well be the case but you must go and see a MD so that your perception can be validated, and decision made as to whether this needs investigation or evaluation or not. Thanks ...Read more

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Swollen, distended abdomen?

Swollen, distended abdomen?

Depends: There can be many causes for a swollen distended abdomen like constipation, diverticulitis or viral infection etc. But also more serious things like perforation or appendix or ascites. Check with your doctor to be diagnosed properly. ...Read more