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Doctor insights on: Lymph Nodes Around Belly Button Area

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Can you tell me if there are lymph nodes in your belly button?

Can you tell me if there are lymph nodes in your belly button?

Nearby, not in: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. You may have a hernia, see a doc. ...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


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I have painful lymph nodes under my arms and right side of my abd & down inner upper thigh & under belly button. Not swollen. Petscan (-). What is it?

I have painful lymph nodes under my arms and right side of my abd & down inner upper thigh & under belly button. Not swollen. Petscan (-). What is it?

Good question: Are we sure the problem is lymph node? Most lymphomas would be "hot" on pet. An infection could be low grade positive too. Not swollen? Is there anything to biopsy? ...Read more

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If I am thin can I feel an enlarged iliac lymph node? I feel a lump in abdomen in between belly button and hip bone. I do not feel it on other side.

No: Even if you are thin iliac nodes are not palpable. Too deep. Inguinal nodes can be easily palpated- that's in the groin. Also, there other causes for bumps in the belly. Depends which side and location. You could feel enlarged ovarian cyst if you are really skinny. Can feel your own colon on left side - especially if full of poop, and so on. ...Read more

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3 doctor. No answers. 3ct, swollen abdomen lymph nodes, nausea, severe pain, 12.7 wbc, tender to touch, mostly right side of belly button, no appetite?

3 doctor. No answers. 3ct, swollen abdomen lymph nodes, nausea, severe pain, 12.7 wbc, tender to touch, mostly right side of belly button, no appetite?

A detective game: Sorting oout abdominal pain where the labs or ct do not give an immediate answer is like a detective game. It requires a dialogue (in person or on line) between the patient and practitioner. And in the process sorting out modifying factors for the discomfort. So an in person visit with a gastroenterologist would be my recommendation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have 2 lymph nodes swell in abdomen and become Rock hard? Also can it stay that way, had for 1 year with no change

Is it possible to have 2 lymph nodes swell in abdomen and become Rock hard? Also can it stay that way, had for 1 year with no change

See a doctor: Hi. Hard, enlarged cutaneous lymph nodes in the abdomen should be evaluated and perhaps biopsied. Are there any associated changes in your health? Bowel habit changes, nausea/vomiting, night sweats, weight loss, etc? See your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Multiple mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged, does it mean kochs abdomen?

Multiple mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged, does it mean kochs abdomen?

May or may not be!: Unless we know the size of the enlarged nodes, it is difficult to know what these nodes mean. You need to go see a specialist who can do further checking especially if you have any abdominal symptoms like pain, poor appetite, weight loss or fever. If you are well, you can wait and repeat the imaging study that showed these nodes in the first instance. A 2-3 month interval might show if they change. ...Read more

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Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Multiple prominent lymph nodes in central mesentery high redblood cell hemogliin and sudden mass iknee large mass in abdomen

Mesenteric nodes +Hb: Hello! The lymph nodes can be normal, infection or cancer. The raised Hb can be single (polycythemia) or all components can be elevated. The knee could be blood or inflammation, the mass in abdomen could be fat, fluid, or tumor, either benign or cancer. I cannot be more specific with so little information. SEE A DOCTOR please. Thanks ...Read more

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Where are lymph nodes in abdomen and pelvis?

Where are lymph nodes in abdomen and pelvis?

Many places: In general, they are near blood vessels - such as the aorta. In colon cancer, for example, the nodes are right next to the colon, but extend around the blood vessels of the colon. ...Read more

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Where is the lymph nodes located in abdomen?

Where is the lymph nodes located in abdomen?

Throughout: Lymph nodes tend to cluster next to blood vessels that "feed" all the abdominal organs. There are hundreds of lymph nodes within the abdominal cavity, the retroperitoneum (the area by the spine behind the intestines), the pelvis, and the groin. In fact, there all lymph nodes throughout the body (except the brain and eye). ...Read more

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What happen if there are lymph nodes in right side of abdomen? And the largest one size 2.2*1.3 cm?

What happen if there are lymph nodes in right side of abdomen? And the largest one size 2.2*1.3 cm?

Lymph node: Enlargement could come from infection or inflammation or sometimes even malignancy such as lymphoma or hodgkin's disease. Follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What causes painful lower abdomen lymph nodes on a young child and how can it be treated?

What causes painful lower abdomen lymph nodes on a young child and how can it be treated?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Is it normal to have enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen? In a 12 year old? Was told that this something often seen in young girls?

Enlarged lymph nodes: In the abdomen, was that on an imaging study or by physical exam? At any rate it is common to have some enlarged lymph nodes in a region where there is an infection or inflammation, that how the lymph system functions till infection/inflammation is cleared. Whether it is often seen in young girls, is somehow a vague statement! ...Read more

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Had c.t scan done for abdomen. Flank pain and says prominent but not enlarged para aortic retro operational lymph nodes are identified?

Complicated: Your doctor should follow up on this scan with you. I can't tell you definitively what those lymph nodes mean -- i'd need to know why you got the scan in the first place, what your flank plain was all about, what your other symptoms are and what your blood tests show. Please see your doctor soon to discuss this. ...Read more

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What does enlarged lymph nodes in the abdomen that showed up on a CT scan mean?

Something or Nothing: Depends in the situation. It could be a normal response to an infection or injury or could be something serious like lymphoma. Your doctor can help decide whether more investigation is needed or not. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan that read I had a few shotty mesenteric lymph nodes in my right lower abdomen quadrant. All tests came back neg what could this be?

I had a CT scan that read I had a few shotty mesenteric lymph nodes in my right lower abdomen quadrant. All tests came back neg what could this be?

It is a: Non specific description of the lymph nodes. There are numerous conditions that could cause mildly enlarged lymph nodes. It also may be that they are normal for you. A more precise description of the lymph nodes, e.g. the size and number of them, might be more useful. In any case, it is likely that they are of no concern, but speak to your doc about it. ...Read more

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If someone has an STD and they experience a red skin rash in their lower abdomen region and might hv problems with their lymph nodes, what cud they hv?

If someone has an STD and they experience a red skin rash in their lower abdomen region and might hv problems with their lymph nodes, what cud they hv?

Hard to say: With the information provided, a guess diagnosis is not really possible. If you think you have been exposed and may have an std, get seen by your doc and be examined. ...Read more

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Top onco says 5-FU for 6 months is best protocol for 87 yr man. W/adenocarcinoma of stomach. Had partial gastrectomy & 9\26 positive lymph nodes. True?

Top onco says 5-FU for 6 months is best protocol for 87 yr man. W/adenocarcinoma of stomach. Had partial gastrectomy & 9\26 positive lymph nodes. True?

Dubious: Unaware data supporting benefit of sole 5fu (fluorouracil) adjuvant therapy of n3 gastric adenocarcinoma after complete resection (negative margins). If a "young" 87 yo deemed able to tolerate aggressive treatment-then give standard rx (see nccn guidelines-but note 87 yo were not studied). While your onco well intentioned, consider second opinion and quality of life. Survival possible without chemo. ...Read more

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Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area I like to kno why?

Discharge?: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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Had a period from Monday 8/18 to 8/22 ben having sharp pains around belly button area now having cramps in back and lower abdominal what's going on?

"Middle pain": You may be having pain as you ovulate called (in German) "Mittleschmerz" or "Middle Pain" This should go away in a few days. If not see your GYN physician> ...Read more

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28.bloated stomach, lower back and side ache, feeling sick, tender when press down around belly button area.

28.bloated stomach, lower back and side ache, feeling sick, tender when press down around belly button area.

Exam: You must be examined and test for irritation/inflammation/infection, of the stomach, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Call for an immediate exam. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen feels very sore. Shooting pain on lower left ab, pain around belly button area. Had feber yesterday, went away. Acetamino 500 not helpi?

Many possibilities: There is no specific diagnosis responsible for these symptoms. If you're concerned, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. If severe, consider a trip to the ER as it is the weekend. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I get a sharp pulling pain from my belly button to my private area what could it be?

See a physician: There are many possible causes including scarring from your C-section as well as a variety of other explanations. See your md for a complete exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a female to have black hairs around belly button (not near pubic area)?

Is it normal for a female to have black hairs around belly button (not near pubic area)?

Yes, not common: But still within range of normal. Some women have a line of hairs from their pubic area to their navel. More common in those with darker skin. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more