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Bellybutton harnia staying hard. After deep coughing from bad congestion cold. Cant seem to be able to push it back in this time. How do I get it soft?

Bellybutton harnia staying hard. After deep coughing from bad congestion cold. Cant seem to be able to push it back in this time. How do I get it soft?

See a surgeon: What you describe is an incarcerated hernia. If you can't get it back inside, you will need evaluation by a surgeon to have it corrected. Complications can be serious if this is neglected. ...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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My 3yo boy has been sayin last 2 days he's cold n it's 100+ here n he's been outside to n today he's been pointing to his belly button sayin it hurts?

My 3yo boy has been sayin last 2 days he's cold n it's 100+ here n he's been outside to n today he's been pointing to his belly button sayin it hurts?

Possibly worrisome: If he is not a complainer, and this is very different for him to say something like this...I would worry about his having chills where you can feel cold...

I would try to distract him, and gently push on the belly. If he grimaces or indicates it hurts...Go to the er. Why? Well appendicitis often starts with pain around the belly button...Later moving to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cold for 3 days. I've barfed. Have a headache. Not it hurts a lot around my belly button when I cough. What could it be?

I've had a bad cold for 3 days. I've barfed. Have a headache. Not it hurts a lot around my belly button when I cough. What could it be?

Hard to tell: If this has been present for more than a day, time to see your doctor. On the other hand, the vomiting could have strained your abdominal muscle causing pain when you cough. ...Read more

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My friend thought she had ipetagio in her belly button the nurse agreed but she is 20wks pregnant covered in prickle heat and has cold? Please advise?

My friend thought she had ipetagio in her belly button the nurse agreed but she is 20wks pregnant covered in prickle heat and has cold? Please advise?

Impetigo pregnancy: I hope your pregnant friend is going regularly for her prenatal care and taking prenatal vitamins. Now you say she has impetigo on her belly button, she needs to use locl antibiotic cream like bactroban (mupirocin) which is prescription or over the counter bacitracin, for her cold and rash which you describe prickly heat, and for her impetigo she needs to see her doctor and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? They are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood

I have had some cold sores appear right under my belly button, what can be the cause of this? They are various cold sores letting out liquid and blood

May be Herpes Simple: You should have it checked, it may be herpes simplex or it could be a bacterial skin infection or an allergic reaction to an insect bite. Meanwhile do not try to squeeze or puncture these cold sores as they may spread. The doctor might take a culture from the the liquid coming out of the sores and treat you with antibiotics if indicated. ...Read more

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My belly buttons feels very cold and almost like a slight burning sensation. It doesn't spread anywhere else on my stomach just around my belly button?

My belly buttons feels very cold and almost like a slight burning sensation. It doesn't spread anywhere else on my stomach just around my belly button?

Cold, burning: Frequently there is slight inflammation of the umbilical and I would check for mild redness or slight odor in the area. If none is present, perhaps there is some minor irritability of the superficial nerves around the umbilical area. In any event it doesn't appear to be a significant problem. Keep the umbilicus clean and dry. ...Read more

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I've had some cold sore appear right under my belly button and they are letting out liquid and blood, what can be the cause of this?

I've had some cold sore appear right under my belly button and they are letting out liquid and blood, what can be the cause of this?

Medical Terminology: I guess I do not understand what you mean by cold sore. Cold sores are blisters that do not have pus or blood in them in general. This description you gave sounds like a pimple or abscess. These, if persistent, may need to be treated with antibiotics. ...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.

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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How's it best to treat a sore, red "Inny" belly button. Often damp with sweat as having to wear layers due to the cold.

Rubbing alcohol: Clean with rubbing alcohol and keep it dry withcorn starch powder. Topical steroids may be needed, in which case please have it seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Burning hot from the breast up, freazing cold from belly button down. Is this a normal fever?

Burning hot from the breast up, freazing cold from belly button down. Is this a normal fever?

Unknown: A fever is determined by body temperature (equal to or greater than 100.4 f). Without knowledge of this is is not possible to call the symptoms consistent with a fever. ...Read more

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While coughing (just getting over cold/illness) at my desk saturday I felt an extreamly sharp pain approx. In the middle of my hip bone & belly button in my abdomen, this has contiuned dispite ice, motrin & rest. I need to know if it's safe to contiune w

While coughing (just getting over cold/illness) at my desk saturday I felt an extreamly sharp pain approx. In the middle of my hip bone & belly button in my abdomen, this has contiuned dispite ice, motrin & rest. I need to know if it's safe to contiune w

Could be: The strenuous coughing has caused a hernia. See a general surgeon or at least your primary doctor to get evaluated. Could also just be a muscle strain. If nsaids and rest don't help or you see an asymmetrical bulge in the are get an examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain near belly button both sides it's above and below, freezing cold, no fever, feeling nauseous a little, no appetite, backache, tired, tummy bloating?

Pain near belly button both sides it's above and below, freezing cold, no fever, feeling nauseous a little, no appetite, backache, tired, tummy bloating?

Depends: Abdominal pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Sharp stomach pain under belly button coming and going all the way to vagina tender to touch then goes away been sick to stomach 3 days have cold to?

Sharp stomach pain under belly button coming and going all the way to vagina tender to touch then goes away been sick to stomach 3 days have cold to?

UTI? STD/STI?: Urinary tract infections, whether bladder or kidney, are typically associated w/painful, frequent & urgent urination, often accompanied by abdominal (belly) pain below belly button and above pelvic bone. Sexually transmitted diseases/infections can also cause similar sensations. Best to go see your doc for an evaluation & treatment. ...Read more

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Dull/sharpPain below belly button and to the lower right abdomen started last night. Hurts to touch. Comes and goes. On antibiotics for 8 days and pain meds for somethjng else. Wbc as of 2 days ago. Was only 8.5. No fever. Diahrrea. Nausaited. Cold and t

SkinIntestinalPelvic: Likely given described location. If painful to very light tough, likely in or just below skin surface, e.g, cyst/boil. If only painful with more movement, then potentially intestinal of pelvic organ issue. Sorting our these issues along with more details is fundamental to offering better educated diagnostic guess (es), ways to sort out & help resolve. Can't do these through the limited interface. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain near belly button/cant walk or eat/vomiting and nausea/trouble sleeping/cold hands and purpleish finger tips/fever/ what is this?

Lower abdominal pain near belly button/cant walk or eat/vomiting and nausea/trouble sleeping/cold hands and purpleish finger tips/fever/ what is this?

Pleas talk to your: Parents about getting medical evaluation. If you have new onset abdominal pain that is so severe that you can't walk combined with nausea and vomiting needs urgent evaluation to ensure that you don't have
a surgical abdomen. ...Read more

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Infected bellybutton, what to do?

Go ahead &: Seek medical care at this time. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I think my bellybutton is infected?

What to do if I think my bellybutton is infected?

Navel infection?: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Get checked if you have signs of infection. ...Read more

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Is it true that your bellybutton is connected to your anus?

Is it true that your bellybutton is connected to your anus?

Not true: Embryologically speaking, there is a loose connection, both being part of immature forming GI tract, but there is no physical connection, which is what you are asking, I think? ...Read more

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Outie bellybutton and I hate it, what to do?

Learn to love it!: Umbilicoplasty can change the appearance of an "outie". But I would encourage you to accept your umbilicus as it is. ...Read more

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What is your bellybutton connected to as an adult?

Nothing!: The bellybutton is essentially scar tissue (left over from the neonatal umbilical cord) that is fused with the abdominal wall. There are some pediatric surgical problems involving remaining attachments to the umbilical stump, but normally the belly button is not "attached" to anything. In fact, many laparascopic surgeries use the belly button as an entry point into the abdomen. ...Read more

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What could this small knot above my bellybutton be?

Don't know: I have no idea...I can't see it. If there is concern, get it checked out. Most likely it isn't a big deal, but it's worth getting it looked at. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my lower addumen, bellybutton and kidnys for a month now what could it be?

Abdominal pain: If you have other symptoms associated with it such as fatigue, shortness of breath, blood in your urine, nausea, vaginal discharge, vomiting or weight loss you need to see a primary care doctor ASAP. Even without other symptoms, you need to be examined by a doctor so your abdominal organs can be evaluated. I also strongly you take a pregnancy test if any chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my bellybutton infected?

Infected Umbilicus: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. If this matches description of your navel - then please seek medical attention. Take care. ...Read more