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Doctor insights on: Dark Ring Around Belly Button During Pregnancy

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is numbness around belly button during pregnancy at 33 weeks normal?

Is numbness around belly button during pregnancy at 33 weeks normal?

Belly button: the skin can be stretched with the advancing pregnancy which can also stretch nerves. This is temporary. And yes, it is normal. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered but why still my belly button didn't go inside.?

My belly button has popped out during my pregnancy. Now it's four months after i delivered  but why still my belly button didn't  go inside.?

Longer leash: Before your pregnancy, your belly button was tacked down on the inside to a ligament (which used to be the umbilical artery and vein) from your umbilical cord when you were born. The degenerated artery and vein- now ligament- delivered blood to your liver. During your pregnancy that ligament stretched and probably tore so that the internal pucker is no more. ...Read more

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Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Have not heard that : One, the best way to tell is to do a blood preg test which will be + a few days before the missed period. ...Read more

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I have a white ring around my belly button, whole button feels bumpy when pressing down on it. Never had a piercing or pregnancy. Weigh 52kg's normal?

I have a white ring around my belly button, whole button feels bumpy when pressing down on it. Never had a piercing or pregnancy. Weigh 52kg's normal?

Normal: This is the tendon around where the umbilical cord came through. may feel bumpy but if no pain leave it alone. 52 kgs is not unusal but you did not mention how tall you were. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a tingling pain in the belly button common during early pregnancy, my partner is 5 weeks pregnant today and experiencing this?

The biggest: Thing to watch out for is if she runs a fever or develops increased nausea and vomiting; it may be muscular but, though low probability, one must always be aware of the appendix. ...Read more

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At 20 weeks during a 3rd pregnancy, where is the top of the uterus usually located in relation to the belly button with a singleton pregnancy?

At 20 weeks: the uterus should be at the level of the belly button. This is measured with the patient reclining and relaxed by the obstetrician.This cannot be accurately measured while standing or by the patient herself ( even if she is an obstetrician-personal experience with this!). ...Read more

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In pregnancy when does your belly button sick out?

In pregnancy when does your belly button sick out?

Maybe never...: ..but can be seen with umbilical hernias at any time during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Yes: In later pregnancy the tissues of the navel are stretched. An inward navel may protrude. Stretching of tissue could cause itching or discomfort. ...Read more

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My belly button has changed shape, it seems more stretched out now and has a small pink line coming out of it.. Could this be a pregnancy sign?

Unlikely: If you've missed a period, the best way to tell if you're pregnant is to take a home pregnancy test. Skin changes, when they happen in pregnancy, tend to happen much, much later. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sharp quick pain by belly button, pregnancy symptom?

Sharp quick pain by belly button, pregnancy symptom?

Classic pregnancy: Sxs usually don’t begin until after your period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a home pregnancy test to know. (doubt it). ...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