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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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Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

Can a tummy tuck help with a chronic belly button infection?

If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help ...Read more

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Can I use ear care solution for a new belly button ring?

Can I use ear care solution for a new belly button ring?

Care for belly butto: The best antiseptic solution that most physicians and hospitals use and is available over-the-counter at most drug stores is betadine solution. Once a day use of betadine is sufficient until the wound heals. ...Read more

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Tried EVERYTHING recommended on infected belly button ring for 2mnths & NOTHING works/helps. Old piercing, no probs b4. Please help.??!

Tried EVERYTHING recommended on infected belly button ring for 2mnths & NOTHING works/helps. Old piercing, no probs b4. Please help.??!

ProofIsInThePudding: Everythinnnnnng? Hmmmmm?Did you pour hot chocolate pudding into it? Or see a psychic healer? Or, oh wait,how about seeing a regular ol' doc?One who'll look for a small pocket of pus or a foreign body(or evidence of alien abduction)under the skin with an ultrasound?Or probe for a small unhealed sinus tract? Or skin detritus that commonly collects there and impedes healing?Do so if the pudding fails ...Read more

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Daughter seen family Dr. treated with antibiotic for belly button infection, saw surgeon who suggested removing belly button I never heard of, help.

Daughter seen family Dr. treated with antibiotic for belly button infection, saw surgeon who suggested removing belly button I never heard of, help.

Discuss with surgeon: You may be having some thing more than only infection of belly button . There may be any reason as infection is not going away or there is some tissue growing in belly button area .Best is , t o discuss with surge on who can explain . ...Read more

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Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

See below: Highly unlikely. Some bleeding as the cord separates is normal. If there is mucous coming from the site, or the site is red and swollen, your child should be seen. ...Read more

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Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Probably: An umbilical hernia. If you have symptoms, you should have surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon. He should be able to tell you for sure. ...Read more

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What exercises work the best for losing abdominal fat below navel after childbirth?

What exercises work the best for losing abdominal fat below navel after childbirth?

Spot fat loss does : Ot occur naturally. By losing weight in general a certain amt will probably be abdominal fat. However, we don't get to chose what area of the body the fat is lost from. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed. To tighten ab's do crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocortisone for a belly button infection?

Can I use hydrocortisone for a belly button infection?

No: An infection should not be treated with Hydrocortisone which may potentially make the infection worse. ...Read more

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What role does a belly button have for your body?

What role does a belly button have for your body?

Proof: It proves you were born with your intestines inside and the umbilical cord to your mothers placenta functioning. In eastern healing traditions there are mysterious points of electrical energy around the belly button that are powerful treatment points. For medical care, it is a safe point to insert surgical devices to avoid injury to abnominal muscles for scope proceedures. ...Read more

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Is belly button pain an enlarged liver?

Is belly button pain an enlarged liver?

Not necessarily.: Sometimes pain in the vicinity of the naval can be early appendicitis which can then migrate to the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. If you have significant pain please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Feels like someone stuck a large machete through my butt, vagina, uterus and pelvic region. Why no permanent non-surgical cure to period pains yet?

Feels like someone stuck a large machete through my butt, vagina, uterus and pelvic region. Why no permanent non-surgical cure to period pains yet?

There is help: For women who have severe pain with their menstrual cycle, some benefit from menstrual suppression.... Taking birth control pills in a continuous fashion so that you only have 4 periods a month. Something to consider? I'm sorry you're in pain. Ibuprofen can help, i see you are already taking that. Talk with your doctor, there may be some options! ...Read more

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Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button. No pain. 4 kids. A 1 yr old I need to lift. No help. Surgery or wait. Can lift after lapriscop?

Sm reducible umbilical hernia above belly button.  No pain.  4 kids. A 1 yr old I need to lift. No help.  Surgery or wait.  Can lift after lapriscop?

Most of umbilical: hernias do not need surgery as they are very small barely admits tip of pinky . Yes surgery is needed for larger symptomatic hernias to prevent incarceration, and after surgery you can do every thing including lifting kids, speak to your doctor if you need it or not. ...Read more

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How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

Pressure: Wash the area gently, and apply direct pressure with a clean washcloth . After the bleeding is stopped, keep your hands away from the area and call your doctor if bleeding starts again. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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3days post lap surgery for my ENDO with an incision in belly button and at bakini line. There are dissolveable stitches poking out of each. is this ok?

3days post lap surgery for my ENDO with an incision in belly button and at bakini line. There are dissolveable stitches poking out of each. is this ok?

Yes, its ok...: Sometimes the tails of the buried suture knots will work their way out and poke through the incision. It usually doesn't cause any major problem (other than being annoying). Your doc can remove them, if you like, at your post-op visit. Best wishes! ...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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Large hernia above belly button. Surgery refused. Can push some in so tummy is flat,I stand it returns straight away,can exercise help me look normal?

Large hernia above belly button. Surgery refused. Can push some in so tummy is flat,I stand it returns straight away,can exercise help me look normal?

Several factors: There are hernias and there are conditions of weakened muscles such as rectus diasti. Depending on your muscle tone, weight, body habitus etc. you may be able to do some toning that will help, but often if very large, surgery may be needed. Not sure if the surgeon refused or you the patient? Best to see the surgeon and get recommendations on how to treat best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Inny Belly Button (Definition)

An innie or inny is the usual type of belly button, which goes ...Read more


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