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Doctor insights on: Infections In The Belly Button

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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Feeling stomach pains around the belly button. Any worrisome organ in that location?

Feeling stomach pains around the belly button.  Any worrisome organ in that location?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis often starts with pain around the belly button and then migrates more to the right side. Anything that is causing irritation in the abdominal cavity can present as pain around the belly button because that is where the tissue that lines the cavity bunches together. ...Read more

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Pain in belly button and pushed the top of the belly button inwards and now there is blood coming out?

Pain in belly button and pushed the top of the belly button inwards and now there is blood coming out?

Omphalitis: This occurs among people with very deep navels [persistent urachus] who have hairy skin on the abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs on the sides which causes them to all line up inside the umbilicus where they slowly penetrate into the skin. So these loose hairs are causing inflamation in there, progressively worse. If you can clean them out, it will heal. This is hard, so surgical excision cures. ...Read more

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Discomfort and pressure just below the belly button in women?

Discomfort and pressure just below the belly button in women?

Several causes: Could be several issues, possible urinary tract issue, uterine issues, intestinal issue, or even a small umbilical issue, etc, etc. If it persist, than get it checked out, good luck! ...Read more

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Are pain in the belly button/ towards urethra symptoms of appendicitis?

Are pain in the belly button/ towards urethra symptoms of appendicitis?

Not likely: Appendicitis commonly presents with mid abdominal discomfort that progresses to worsening right lower abdominal pain, sometimes fever, nausea and not wanting to eat, sometimes vomiting, gets worse over 24-48 hours. ...Read more

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Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pains can be from ibs - good luck. ...Read more

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Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Having pain in my pelvic region, where my intestines are, above the groin and below the belly button. Could this be the symptoms of appendicitis?

Typically, : Acute appendicitis causes nausea, vomiting, mid abdominal pain, followed by localization of pain to right lower abdomen, with low grade fever. But these are typical symptoms. There are many other causes of lower abdominal pain, too many to list here. Your doctor will help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Umbilical Hernia: It is unlikely to be a cyst or appendicitis. appendicitis not only causes pain but fever, loss of appetite, nausea, etc.... it also will worsen in a short time. cysts tend to be short lived and resolve on their own unless very large. I would be concerned for an umbilical hernia which will cause pain that can radiate. worse with straining and better with rest. They are easy to find on exam. ...Read more

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Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Does pregnancy bring out hernia in belly button in adults?

Yes: Pregnancy can cause a protrusion or hernia to form at the umbilicus. It may resolve after the pregnancy, and if it persists after pregnancy then can see a general surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

Skin infection: A skin infection centered in the belly button can do that (especially if overweight or the area is not exposed to air). The first step is gentle cleaning with an antibacterial soap daily. There are rare conditions that can cause an opening of a congenital tract that leads to your belly button - either way, if this perssists, it makes sense to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Where is baby located in relation to belly button?

Where is baby located in relation to belly button?

That will vary : Greatly depending on how far along the pregnancy is. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

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What are the signs of a hernia in belly button?

Bulge and pain: If u develop a soft bulge over or around umbilicus and puffiness of skin around the area and some pain with activity, then perhap you may develop an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Will mesenteric lymphadenitis cause abdominal pain in the belly button region?

Yes: Mesenteric adenitis pain often begins around the belly button and in some cases moves down and towards the right hip mimicking the pain of appendicitis. That's why the wise surgeon says "i don't know if you have appendicitis but I do know that your appendix has to come out.". ...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