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Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Very : Very difficult to answer a question like this without doing a physical exam. If you have a firm abdomen without pain, the most likely explanation is enlargement of some abdominal that would otherwise be too small to feel. The structures most likely to do this in the upper abdomen are the liver and spleen. The tipoff to this being the case is that you might feel a sudden transition from hard to soft--this being the lower edge of the enlarged organ. It's definitely worth seeing your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more
Belly Buttonitis: Well, if you've turned blue and it squeaks when you press it, you've turned into a Smurf doll. Otherwise, it could be a small smoldering infection, something stuck in there or maybe a small hernia in that area. Take a close look for redness, swelling,or stuff in there. Then there's the remote possibility you've been probed by aliens. Just be thankful it was your belly button... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor can evaluate: Normal, healthy people do not have a "hard mass" in their tummies. A "hard mass" anywhere in the tummy needs an evaluation by a doctor. One's primary care doctor is the best place to start. Underneath the ribs, a mass could be the liver or spleen, or something inside the liver or inside the spleen. ...Read more
Need more info.: I have ?s. How old are you? Any pain? Any troubles with urinating or moving bowels? How long has it felt hard? Diffusely or locally hard? Do you have any medical conditions or take any medications? If it's newly and quickly hard you may want to get to an Emergency Room for some testing. ...Read more
Hard belly sticking out(pot belly).Iv always had a belly like that.Its hard&sticks out when standing&flat laying. Visceral fat or weak muscles?
Belly fat?: Good question. The answer probably depends on your weight, specifically your bmi. The bmi is a calculation based on your weight and height and it its greater than 25 you are considered overweight and your protuberant abdomen is more likely belly fat. If your bmi is less than 25 then the problem may be weak abdominal muscles. Good luck! ...Read more
Very distended belly, area around belly button is hard and lumpy and i've been having irregular bowel movements (not constipation). Any insight?
Belly button pain and visibly pulling down on right side, belly big/tight/makes waves, nausea, hard to breathe after eating, bigger/pain on rt. Ovary?
28.bloated stomach,lower back and side ache,feeling sick, tender when press down around belly button area.
Sometimes if i press across my belly above my belly button it feels like something hard and long going across my tummy. Can it be constipation scared!
Feels hard when i press on area right of the belly button. No lumps just hard when i press down. What could this be?
?? umbilical hernia: See your PCP ASAP for an exam ...Read more
Infection: Some people have a small pocket at the base of their bellybutton. This can get infected which can cause the bleeding and pain. Please se your doctor. ...Read more