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Dr. James Dukelow
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Herniated Belly Button (Overview)

Umbilicus herniation is where a small segment of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the tissue just behind the belly button. The intestine doesn't actually protrude through the skin, but there may be a soft lump (containing intestine) behind the skin of the belly button.


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Can a herniated belly button cause my belly to expand and give me issue with pooping?

Can a herniated belly button cause my belly to expand and give me issue with pooping?

If gut into hernia: Umbilical hernia is an outward bulge from the belly button, ; into this (or for that matter any abdominal hernia) may project abdominal contents, like the intestines. When the gut gets trapped in the hernia there is a risk that portion of the intestine may die with dire consequences. Bowel problems may be an early warning sign here, depending upon size, reducibility, ; duration of your hernia. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
35 doctors shared insights

Herniated Belly Button (Overview)

Umbilicus herniation is where a small segment of intestine protrudes through a weakness in the tissue just behind the belly button. The intestine doesn't actually protrude through the skin, but there may be a soft lump (containing intestine) behind the skin of the belly button.


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All of a sudden I notice a herniated belly button?

All of a sudden I notice a herniated belly button?

Hmmm: Depend on how big it is, how painful it is, circumstance how you develop it. The urgency to repair it rest on those factor. Seek ur doctor advice at your early convinience. ...Read more

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Managing a Herniated Disk (Checklist)

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Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do ?!

Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do ?!

Smelly Belly Button: Smelly belly button can be due to growth of bacteria and fungus as it does not get enough air and stays moist and swetty, it happens more often to people who are obese and lot of fat in the belly area, but can happen to others as well. To get rid of it you need to clean it thoroghly when you take a bath/shower and dry it with a hairdryer everyday and repeat daily, you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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Herniated belly button. What should I do?

Herniated belly button.  What should I do?

Surgery if pain: Nothing if no symptoms surgeon consult if painful or cosmetically dissatisfied ...Read more

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All of a sudden I notice a herniated belly button?

Hmmm: Depend on how big it is, how painful it is, circumstance how you develop it. The urgency to repair it rest on those factor. Seek ur doctor advice at your early convinience. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a herniated belly button?

Should I be concerned about a herniated belly button?

Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight area.After birth, the strap muscles of the belly remain loose until baby begins to sit up, pull up & otherwise tighten them.At that point, most pooched out bb's go back in.If still out after walking a year, i'll have them evaluated for surgery. ...Read more

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Herniated belly button in adults. Any need to fix now?

Herniated belly button in adults. Any need to fix now?

Depend: If it large enough to let your intestine into the hernia sac or it is painful most of the time then yes it should br fix before unpleasant problem occur like strangulation. ...Read more

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What can they do for a baby with a herniated belly button?

What can they do for a  baby with a herniated belly button?

Benefits fetus: It helps a fetus to have loose belly muscles.Otherwise the blood passing into the belly button from the placenta would have a hard time at that tight area.After birth, the strap muscles of the belly remain loose until baby begins to sit up, pull up & otherwise tighten them.At that point, most pooched out bb's go back in.If still out after walking a year, i'll have them evaluated for surgery. ...Read more

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So i believe my daughter has a herniated belly button but i don't know how to tell?

So i believe my daughter has a herniated belly button but i don't know how to tell?

Hernia: Stick your index finger in her belly button.If there is room around your finger it may be an umbilical hernia. Most of the time the hernia will heal on its own by age five. If there is a gaping hole surgery may be indicated now. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my herniated belly button at 32 weeks?

More info is better: I am going to guess you are pregnant at 32 weeks. If you have no pain and you can gently push it back it, you should be fine. If it sticks out and you have bad pain, go immediately to be seen. Often this will get smaller after you deliver. ...Read more

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My doctor says that I have herniated belly button. Should I be concerned?

Hernias: Yes. Of course. But, with your type of hernia, there is no urgency to getting it fixed. You have time to schedule this. That changes should the hernia begin to hurt. ...Read more

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Can a herniated belly button cause my belly to expand and give me issue with pooping?

If gut into hernia: Umbilical hernia is an outward bulge from the belly button, ; into this (or for that matter any abdominal hernia) may project abdominal contents, like the intestines. When the gut gets trapped in the hernia there is a risk that portion of the intestine may die with dire consequences. Bowel problems may be an early warning sign here, depending upon size, reducibility, ; duration of your hernia. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause i see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...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