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Minor Pain Inside Bellybutton
Don't know: I have no idea...I can't see it. If there is concern, get it checked out. Most likely it isn't a big deal, but it's worth getting it looked at. ...Read more
If you are pregnant 1st month why should my ovieres hurt I feel some pain at my left then right below bellybutton small pain & just a lil at my right?
Some reasons: When you're pregnant, you can have pain in several areas as your body adjusts, your uterus grows and your hormones change. However, if you're early and having consistent pain in your abdomen, or bleeding, you should have your doctor check you to make sure the pregnancy is normal and not ectopic (that is, outside your uterus). ...Read more
Why do I get little small stabbing pains INSIDE my bellybutton when I'm constipated? It only happens when I'm constipated!
I have a small quarter size bruise like mark about an inch to the upper left of my bellybutton, been there for a month now. Does not hurt when pressed.
Impossible to say:
This actually may not be a bruise. Show this to your doctor to get the best advise.
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I am having my gallbladder removed. Which kind of surgery is best? I was told to either do the 1 cut through the bellybutton or the 1 cut plus 3 additional small cuts on my right side. Which one will be less painful and have less issues?
The other 2 answers are good but would fall under the "politically correct" heading. The "traditional" laparoscopic procedure with 4 small holes is the best operation. There is not a single good reason to have a single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The beg proponents of the single incision (sils) keep coming up with good sounding theories as to why this should be better. The two reasons that they keep hanging their hat on are that there will be better cosmesis with only one incision and that since there are fewer incisions there will be less pain. So far, neither of these have actually been proven true. In the most recent study that was done comparing post operative pain between these two techniques the patients who had the single incision procedure actually reported more pain than those with the standard four incisions.
As for the cosmetic advantage, the incision that has to be made at the umbilicus (belly button) to accommodate the instruments for the surgery is larger than any single incision that would be made during the standard technique. This means that there is a greater chance of developing a hernia at this incision later on, which will require another surgery, and with that more scarring. This effectively eliminates the cosmetic advantage of the single incision. The sils procedure has only been around for a couple of years, but there are reports coming out already demonstrating a hernia rate at that incision that is 5x greater than what it would be using the more traditional approach.
I've personally done over a thousand laparoscopic cholecystectomies and have not had a single patient ever complain about the size or appearance of their incisions. Most people can't even see them after a few months. ...Read more
What is the doctor going to do yo me while cleaning my umbilicus in his office? I have a small bellybutton hole
Call office and ask: Informed consent is a process that includes: You are told about the possible risks and benefits of the treatment. You are told about other options. You have the chance to ask questions and get answers. You have time to discuss plan with family and friends. You are able to use the information to make a decision that you think is in your best interest. You share decision with the Dr. Good luck! ...Read more
Can constipation cause bellybutton pain!? Like stabbing pain it comes & goes for hours my bowlments are small hard & lumpy have trouble going!
Not usually: Constipation can be a problem and usually will cause generalized abdominal pain throughout the abdomen. If you are having pain near the bellybutton, it could be a umbilical hernia. You should look for a bulge or swelling around the bellybutton. For the constipation try prune juice and high fiber diet. For temporary relief you can try a laxative, but try to see your doctor first. ...Read more
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Why do I get little small stabbing pains inside my bellybutton when I have gas!? It's not severe the pain goes away after I start passing gas
I have a small brownish tube protruding from the skin just inside my bellybutton. There is a single hair through the middle of this. What is it please?
Excess hair: This is not unusual. Have your family physician refer you to a dermatologist to have the lesion excised. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?
Sore near bellybutton, hurts and burns a little. The whole area is red and there are 2 small raised bumps?
I had lap surgery for gallbladder removal. 5 mo. PO. I still have minor bellybutton pain on occasion. Is this normal. No lumps or bumps.
I am on dialysis, went to the doctor for a knot inside my bellybutton. It is a hernia but to small for surery. Now I have a lot of pain?
My bellybutton itchy, wet, smell and very little pain. Was about to clean w/ a small betadine on qtip then neosporin antibiotic. Is that ok?
I am having minor pains in my lower abdomin, they are usually in the area along my scar from my c--section I had 2 years ago due to the birth of my daughter, sometimes they are on the right, and/or left side as well approx. 2-3 inches below my bellybutton
Bellybutton discomfort like small tingling stanbing pain with period sometimes feels like it wants to go to my vagina is this normal, not severe pain?
Schedule exam: Simple solution. Schedule a visit for an exam. The umbilicus is quite far anatomically from the vagina so it seems these sensations are not likely related. ...Read more
Laparoscopic surgery on a perforated bowel 10 days ago. Had dressings off today. Had a shower and small amount of pus and discharge from bellybutton?
Hernia repair immediately before pregnancy. I have a very small hernia just above my bellybutton. I believe my doctor calls it a ventral hernia?
Yes: Any hernia on the abdominal wall is technically a "ventral hernia", but then you can describe it further by type such as umbilical hernia or incisional hernia. Any hernia in the midline between the bellybutton and the ribs could be called an epigastric hernia. If you had a previous hernia repair at this location, then it is a recurrent hernia. ...Read more
Small indentation forming above belly button. I'm a 54 year old male 5 10 185 pounds. Can you help?
Recommend: In-person examination and history to accurately diagnose this. Take care. ...Read more
I have a small, painful area to the right of my belly button, only when I push on it. Should I be concerned?
Possible Hernia?: Need more info but pain may signal development of peri umbilical hernia that is not uncommon and may be related to strain and muscle/fascia tear from straining and also seen at times with pregnancy and or weight gain. Seekattention if other symptoms like fever, discoloration or GI symptoms develop. ...Read more
A foul smelling whitish fluid is coming out from my belly button in small quantity. Why? What should I do to stop it?
Many possibliities: There are many anatomic abnormalities that can cause a discharge from the umbilicus (belly button). Since your discharge is foul smelling and white, there is most likely an infection. Make an appointment with your doctor and, meanwhile, clean the area well with hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball to remove discharge. If the area of you abdomen around the belly button gets red, seek care ASAP. ...Read more
I have pain in a small area next to my belly button when I press on it or when I bend forward. Can someone tell me what this might be caused by?
Navel Infection: Seeing small white bumps inside your umbilicus, or "belly button, " is a sure sign of infection and may require a trip to your doctor to clear up. The most common infection types there would include a yeast (candida albicans, whose name means "white" in latin), or a bacterial infection of the sweat glands/hair follicles by staph or strep bacteria. Treatments vary, so see your doctor to be sure! ...Read more
Many causes: If you are having pain from your belly buton to your genital area, there are many causes possible - so if it troubles you or doesn't go away, you may want to get it evaluated. ...Read more
Hernia: It sounds like you may have a small umbilical hernia. The only way to definitively diagnose it would be by seeing your physician. These types of hernias may be sore or tender, but if the bulge becomes large or painful, it may become an emergency. I would get this checked out at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
Psoriasis?: Any of several skin problems could do this, but one possibility is psoriasis. It would be more likely if you have similar patches elsewhere, or if you have prominent flaking of your scalp (dandruff). Also if there are small pits (dimple-like) in your fingernails. See a doctor if you have any of these other signs, or if it doesn't clear up in the next couple of weeks. ...Read more
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