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What causes a swollen belly button?

What causes a swollen belly button?

Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...Read more


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What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

Maybe...: Surgery if you are describing a bulge from an umbilical hernia. See your doctor or a general surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge. ?

4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge. ?

Hernia?: Need to see pediatrician ASAP. Could be an infecction or even a trapped umbilical hernia. Is there pain, warmth, fever, or vomiting? If so, call pediatrician, urgent care, or ER. ...Read more

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Ive had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

Ive had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration ...Read more

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Infected ingrown and when to see a dr i had an ingrown hair between my pelvic bone and belly button that became swollen and full of puss. It looked like a pimple. I mistakenly squeezed it and tried popping it. Instead I have a knot next to it and i bel

Infected ingrown and when to see a dr i had an ingrown hair between my pelvic bone and belly button that became swollen and full of puss.  It looked like a pimple.  I mistakenly squeezed it and tried popping it.  Instead I have a knot next to it and i bel

It : It sounds as though your ingrown hair became infected and turned into a boil. Boils usually start out as tender, red areas which become hard and then eventually develop a "head" of white pus. Once this drains, the area usually heals on its own. Most of these are caused by staphylococcus aureas, a common bacteria found on the skin. Occasionally, however, the can be caused by mrsa, the antibiotic resistent kind of staph bacteria. Next time you develop one of these infections, start out by applying warm compresses to the area to help draw the infection out. Then, you should see your doctor so that they can drain it, test for what bacteria is causing it and be able to treat you appropriately - sometimes with antibiotics, sometimes just with drainage. If you ever develop fever, chills, or feel ill with this infection, call your doctor immediately. Also, spreading redness and swelling around the area means the infection is worsening and you may need antibiotics. You can try and prevent these infections by practicing good hygiene and using anti-bacterial soaps. Your doctor may have other suggestions for prevention. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain, 1-2 inches under belly button on right and left side. Swollen belly button, stomach feels heavy. Not constipated or gassy either.

Sharp stabbing pain, 1-2 inches under belly button on right and left side. Swollen belly button, stomach feels heavy. Not constipated or gassy either.

Need exam: If this doesn't get better over a few hours or if it is associated with vomiting or fever, best to go to an er for formal examination and history. In women, diagnosing abdominal pain becomes more complicated. ...Read more

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When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

Few months: It depends on the surgical approach, but it is not uncommon for women to experience "swelly belly" for a few months after hyst. A support girdle type undergarment may help with discomfort. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

Symptoms: Symptoms are what a person feels. You could feel swelling, pressure, bloating, gas, discomfort, constipation, nausea or vomiting, indigestion, lack of appetite, etc. Causes may be liver disease, ascites, constipation, pregnancy, etc, etc. ...Read more

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Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

Yes: If your baby's belly appears larger than normal, they should be examined right away. If they are fussy, the swelling could be a sign of infection or blockage. If not fussy, it could be due to a growth or mass. It could also be due to a less serious but more common condition such as constipation or gas. ...Read more

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Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

No: Tubal ligation prevents ferttilization, 'will not cause sick feeling and swillen belly' very rarely if adhesions are formed like in any surgery, may result, se your doctor. ...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. Creighton Wright
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

Swollen abdomen can be due to an increased amount of fluid or pressure in the area, excess stool, or a ...Read more