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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
46 doctors shared insights

Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more


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My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

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

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Itchy swelling on my belly button?

Itchy swelling on my belly button?

Navel: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Umbilical hernia can be a reason for ^'ed protrusion. ...Read more

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Why is my toddler's belly button red inside?

Why is my toddler's belly button red inside?

Belly button: Your toddler may have a low grade infection in his belly button. Have him soak in a bath of warm soapy water to which you have added 3 tablespoons of bleach. After the bath apply an antibiotic ointment. Do this 2-3 times daily ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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What could cause behind my belly button to hurt?And my belly button to bleed?

What could cause behind my belly button to hurt?And my belly button to bleed?

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

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Inside my belly button is stinging?

Inside my belly button is stinging?

More info please: When did it start? Is there area redness or even drainage? Or does the stinging feel deeper inside your abdomen, like with your organs? Please get back to us with more info, or go to a clinician in your area of you're really worried. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. It could be an umbilical hernia. You'll need to see your doctor and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

Check for infection: if the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out, ...Read more

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My navel piercing swollen around entrance hole. What should I do?

My navel piercing swollen around entrance hole. What should I do?

R/O infection: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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Whats making my stomach hurt around my belly button area?

Uncertain but: Appendicitis can present with pain near the ubilicus. This often migrates toward the right lower abdomen. An umbilical hernia can present with navel pain. If you have severe abdominal pain that warrants emergent medical care. ...Read more

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My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

MRSA: May be one of the bad infections called MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). Take the baby to the pediatrician, may need pus drainage followed by antibiotics. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts when pressed. What is it.?

My belly button hurts when pressed. What is it.?

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 more

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I've got crust in my belly button that hurts. Help?

Infecton: It sounds as if you have a bacterial infection. You might try to clear it up by scrubbing vigorously with an antibacterial soap and the applying an over-the-counter bacterial ointment (Neosporin). ...Read more

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Got my belly button pierced 3 months ago. Recent hard bump below piercing just oozed out squishy red flesh-like skin or tissue. It's attatched & hurts?

Got my belly button pierced 3 months ago. Recent hard bump below piercing just oozed out squishy red flesh-like skin or tissue. It's attatched & hurts?

Infected: The body tissue really dislikes foreign body like piercing and the area is thus more prone to irritation and infection. You really need to see a doctor ASAP before the infection spreads further. ...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


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

abnormal distension of the ...Read more