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Dark line under belly button to pubic area. Could this be caused by the pill. Been on it for 4 months and it keeps getting darker. Not preg.?

Dark line under belly button to pubic area. Could this be caused by the pill. Been on it for 4 months and it keeps getting darker. Not preg.?

Yes: You describe the linea nigra or "black line" in the middle of the abdomen running upward or downward (or both) from the belly button. Yes, since you take birth control pills which raise your hormone levels, much like pregnancy does, it can cause the skin darkening. If not, you may be secreting abnormal levels of hormones from your adrenal gland and will need to have it checked. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have a dark brown pussy substance mixed with blood coming from my belly button... the odor is very unpleasant. Should I be worried?

I have a dark brown pussy substance mixed with blood coming from my belly button... the odor is very unpleasant. Should I be worried?

Skin infection: Not to worry but you have a condition known as oompholitis or inflammation or infection of the "belly button". See your doctor and have him cleanse the area and apply an antibiotic cream to the area. In the mean time, cleanse the area with peroxide and apply neosporine. ...Read more

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I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

See an md: Sounds like you may have an infection, I would go see an MD for an exam. Just use soap and water on your skin and avoid probing the area until you are seen. ...Read more

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Why is my belly button turning light purple my dr said it was a small yeastnfecton but since I started using the cream it got darker?

Why is my belly button turning light purple my dr said it was a small yeastnfecton but since I started using the cream it got darker?

May be temporary: After some skin irritations, especially if swelling was involved there may be desquamation during which the outer cells are sloughed off like blister skin. The normal color returns when those cells get rubbed away during normal washing. If the darkness persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have this dark brown stuff inside my belly button. I saw a dermatologist, he wants me to have surgery to remove, but he did not tell me what it is.?

I have this dark brown stuff inside my belly button. I saw a dermatologist, he wants me to have surgery to remove, but he did not tell me what it is.?

Just Ask: Because of information asymmetry, many patients don't ask for an explanation of treatment from their doctors. It is your right to be informed, that way when you give your “informed consent, ” you know exactly to what you are consenting. Ask him/her to explain the condition and the procedure in lay terms. If he/she declines, seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have a dark circle around my belly button could I be pregnant?

I have a dark circle around my belly button could I be pregnant?

Yes. . .: But only if you engage in unprotected sex. I wouldn't use that as your be all & end all as to determining pregnancy state. Instead, take home pregnancy test if more than 4wks late. Check out http://www. Whattoexpect. Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/linea-nigra. Aspx for more info re linea nigra. And if you don't want to become pregnant, talk to FamilyDoc about birth control options goo. Gl/2QKlgt ...Read more

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Had a dark spot next to belly button for years. Sometimes itches and may be tiny knot underneath. No changes. Derm doesn't know. Any ideas, serious?

Had a dark spot next to belly button for years. Sometimes itches and may be tiny knot underneath. No changes. Derm doesn't know. Any ideas, serious?

Rash: If you scratch it and it welts up then it could very well be something called a mastocytoma. If you have only seen one dermatologist then I would make an appt with a new one for a new and different opinion. ...Read more

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I have dark bumps directly under my belly button and I believe they may be razor bumps but I haven't shaved there in months, how do I get rid of them?

I have dark bumps directly under my belly button and I believe they may be razor bumps but I haven't shaved there in months, how do I get rid of them?

Time: Time, avoidance of sun and tobacco use are your initial best options. Silicone gel creams may also help. Scar revision are unlikely to produce improvements unless the scars are raised. Bleaching or laser treatments may help dark or hyperemic scars.
Salicylic acid may also help razor bumps. ...Read more

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I have darker red blotches on my stomach below my belly button. It isn't raised, doesn't hurt, or itch. I have bad circulation - could it be related?

I have darker red blotches on my stomach below my belly button. It isn't raised, doesn't hurt, or itch. I have bad circulation - could it be related?

NotDueToCirculation: It is not due to Circulation problem as circulation problem does not affect skin of abdomen
Watch it and if it changes or persist or spread than consult your Doctor ...Read more

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I have light to dark brown liquid coming from belly button from a appendix removal laposcoptically it's been 5 days and no fever just cold. And painful. It happened after or during I was using restroom doing a bm barely pushing.

Drainage: I recommend that you report this drainage and discomfort to the surgeon who performed the procedure. I'm sure that he/she will want to examine you to look for any complications. In the meantime keep the area clean and use a sterile gauze padding until you are examined. ...Read more

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My urine is very dark and smells weird and after peeing I get a pain in my stomach around the belly button area. Could I be pregant?

My urine is very dark and smells weird and after peeing I get a pain in my stomach around the belly button area. Could I be pregant?

PEE PAIN: Sounds more like a urinary tract or "bladder" infection, but knowing your pregnancy status would also impact the treatment decisions for those conditions. You could get a home pregnancy test and consult with a HealthTap provider for more in-depth discussion. If your symptoms persist or get worse, however, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I m constantly having dark brown stool and slight pain and hardness around belly button and I also feel pulsation and bloating when pressed?

I m constantly having dark brown stool and slight pain and hardness around belly button and I also feel pulsation and bloating when pressed?

See a doctor: The pulsating thing worry me.
if you are super skinny then do not worry too much abou it, but if you are not and still feel pulasting mass see a doctor.
your dark stool reflect what you eat, drink more water and juices, and eat more fruit and vegetable and less meat and spices you will see a differences in your stool.
if not a doctor might have to do endoscopy to rule out ulcer, or gastritis. ...Read more

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M having dark brown stool and pulsation around belly button when pressed and it extend centrally. M going through wait loss but I do feel hungry?

M having dark brown stool and pulsation around belly button when pressed and it extend centrally. M going through wait loss but I do feel hungry?

Blood in stool: Stool could be dark from the presence of blood in it. The pulsation could just your aortic pulsation, if you are thin you can feel it. Have it examined. ...Read more

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I developed a dark leather dry patch of skin that went from the middle of my chest to my belly button in a straight line after having a tummy tuck.

Picture needed: Will need images to better assess the "rash" have you been seen by a physician for this? It should be monitored if you have concerns and definitely if it is changing. ...Read more

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Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.

Linea nigra w/o being preg? I'm darker skinned, I have what looks like the start of linea nigra from belly button to pubis. Neg hpts. Periods on time.

Possible.: Some dark-complected women have a visible linea nigra whether they are pregnant or not; it may have been there all along and you only noticed it recently. While it is unlikely that you are pregnant it's not totally out of the question. If you're sure that the line wasn't there before and now it is, you should see your gyn to rule out pregnancy & hormonal issues, e.g. Adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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My depotrust effective from Mar 14-June12. Til now I hav spotting. My lower abdomen getting bigger, my belly button getting darker. What is the cause?

My depotrust effective from Mar 14-June12. Til now I hav spotting. My lower abdomen getting bigger, my belly button getting darker. What is the cause?

Pregnancy worries?: If worried about pregnancy (due to not using contraception after June 12), one can do a home pregnancy test. Many women have occasional variation of their mucus discharge, some spotting between periods, a heavier period, a lighter period, a longer or shorter period, or even a missed period. Having one or two of these symptoms doesn’t always mean there is a medical problem, but Dr. Can evaluate. ...Read more

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Pain from belly button down deep on right side and moves into lower at times. Dark stool. Dr treated me for bladder infection, that didn't help pain?

Pain from belly button down deep on right side and moves into lower at times. Dark stool. Dr treated me for bladder infection, that didn't help pain?

Reassess: Mid epigastric pain which moves to the right lower quadrant coil be appendicitis, or another type of gastrointestinal issue. Those with this complaint of should seek medical evaluation/ re-evaluation promptly. ...Read more

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My belly button has become dirty/dark black due to lack of hygiene over the years, can't get rid of it using soap how can I reverse it?

My belly button has become dirty/dark black due to lack of hygiene over the years, can't get rid of it using soap how can I reverse it?

Maybe: Hydrogen peroxide and a q tip can usually clear the debris.
Old dried skin and impacted grunge

nothing sharp please! ...Read more

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I have been urinating dark blood for 3 days now but no pain. Some constipation and a weird pressure near my belly button. But no pain. Would cranbe?

I have been urinating dark blood for 3 days now but no pain. Some constipation and a weird pressure near my belly button. But no pain. Would cranbe?

Go to ER, please: Frank hematuria (urinating blood) is a serious symptom, even if painless, no wait and see, seek help now, wish you well ...Read more