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What could this small knot above my bellybutton be?

What could this small knot above my bellybutton be?

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

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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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?

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

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Why do I get little small stabbing pains INSIDE my bellybutton when I'm constipated? It only happens when I'm constipated!

Straining: You are straining due to the constipation and this puts stress on your abdominal wall muscles. Your belly button is the "weak point" of the abdominal wall and so most vulnerable to feel the discomfort. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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

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Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Yes: A lump by the belly button can be an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an examination. A small umbilical hernia with no symptoms can be observed. Growing or uncomfortable umbilical hernias can be repaired with a minor surgery. ...Read more

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What is the doctor going to do yo me while cleaning my umbilicus in his office? I have a small bellybutton hole

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

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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

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Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

Could be normal: Could be normal, if there is relief of pain with passing stool, it fits one criterion of 3 for diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, however many other conditions will need to be excluded prior to making a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) ...Read more

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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?

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?

Depends: If your laparoscopic cholecystectomy was recent, it may just be normal scarring. It may also be an incisional hernia. Regardless, make an appointment to see your surgeon. He/She can examine you and make some recommendations. ...Read more

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Sore near bellybutton, hurts and burns a little. The whole area is red and there are 2 small raised bumps?

Sore near bellybutton, hurts and burns a little. The whole area is red and there are 2 small raised bumps?

See a doctor: You need to se a doctor right away to make sure you do not have som kind of strangulated hernia, which could turn to be very serious.
Se see a doctor ...Read more

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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.

Umbilical pain.: 5 months post laparoscopic cholecystectomy. You should not have umbilical pain. You might have an umbilical hernia. Have your surgeon look at it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: That's not unusual if you have not cleaned it for awhile. What you did was fine but soap and water or a little rubbing alcohol would likely have done the trick. Try to clean the area out once a week. If the antibiotic did not help, consider an anti-fungal cream. ...Read more

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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

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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?

Local infection: You most likely have a wound infection from one of the port sites. Bring this to the attention of your surgeon. In most cases minor wound care will allow for this to heal. ...Read more

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Hernia repair immediately before pregnancy. I have a very small hernia just above my bellybutton. I believe my doctor calls it a ventral hernia?

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

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Should I be worried about this small pain on the right side of my belly button?

Should I be worried about this small pain on the right side of my belly button?

Depends: Most common cause of pain in that locale would be a umbilical hernia. If pain is worse with exertion or if you have an outie or if you can feel a lump at the site of pain. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

Possible hernia: It is likely a developing small hernia, or perhaps an area of recent trauma. See your family doctor if it persists and bothers you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have small white bumps inside my belly button?

I have small white bumps inside my belly button?

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

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Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

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

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I have a real small bulge above my belly button but hurts only sometimes?

I have a real small bulge above my belly button but hurts only sometimes?

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

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What could be causing pain above my belly button and when I palpate I feel a small knot?

May be a hernia: You may have an umbilical hernia. You should see your physician for an evaluation. The hernia may need to be reduced if it is painful. After being reduced, the hernia is deformity is repaired. ...Read more

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I have a small red circle of a dry/scabby area by my belly button. Do you know what it could be?

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