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Dark Line Belly Button
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
Not much: Usually no reason. Keep normal wt.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 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
Probably: Please see your obstetrician to be sure this is normal for you. ...Read more
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
I have a dark line from my pubic area going up to my belly button and if I am pregnant I would only be a couple weeks gone, possible?
Linea: If you had unprotected intercourse it is indeed possible. One in four normal couples conceive each cycle. ...Read more
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
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
Will all women get that dark pregnancy line that goes all the way straight down from belly button?
No: One estimate is that it happens in about three quarters of all pregnancies. ...Read more
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?
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, 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
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?
My 2 month old baby still has black in her belly button. Looks like dark skin instead of umbilical cord residue. Is this common? When should it clear?
Not to worry: This will go away with time. It is not uncommon and with gentle cleaning using soap and water it should eventually wash away. ...Read more
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
Dark raised bump under belly button. It's been 6 months and it won't go away. Was an ingrown hair not sure if I got the hair out. I dig at it every day trying to see if the hair is deep inside, bump never goes away. What can I do at home or purchase inst
Nothing!: Go see your primary care or plastic surgeon ...Read more
Just started having dark hard stools and noticed a orangish discoloration around my belly button I'm 39 weeks today?
Hard stools: I would consult your OB for the problem if you are 39 weeks pregnant. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I've had my gallbladder removed via keyhole 4 days ago. My belly button is leaking thick dark yellow pus that fills dressings quickly. Is this normal?
Postop/GB/issue: See your surgeon ASAP!!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Pain just under belly button and immeadiately followed by bowel movement that is thick and mucusy and dark reddish brown, what could this mean?
SEE A GI DOCTOR: Those symptoms could represent a lot of things and blood is an alarm sign that should be investigated. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
Hydrogen peroxide and a q tip can usually clear the debris.
Old dried skin and impacted grunge
nothing sharp please! ...Read more
I just had a tubal lapro on Mon and am still in a lot of pain in my belly button. Anow I'm bleeding dark blood, and some vomit. Pain isn't controlled
Call the doctor: Who performed the procedure, if (s)he can't be reached go to ER, yo don't want to wait with such symptoms, best wishes ...Read more
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
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