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What causes swelling above the navel?

What causes swelling above the navel?

A hernia, maybe: Umbilical hernias are swellings or protrusions that occur right above the navel or belly button. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I am a 25 year old woman. A few weeks ago I noticed slight swelling two inches below my navel and just to the left. I have no other symptoms.

I am a 25 year old woman. A few weeks ago I noticed slight swelling two inches below my navel and just to the left. I have no other symptoms.

See doctor: This does not sound like anything serious but you need to see your doctor to make sure. It could be a hernia, cyst, lipoma or just a normal variation. It is likely not serious but it is best to check checked and know what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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8 days ago i developed a swelling just above my navel that is visible only if i stand and lean back.It sticked out more at the beggining,now less.

8 days ago i developed  a swelling just above my navel that is visible only if i stand and lean back.It sticked out more at the beggining,now less.

Navel: You may have a small umbilical hernia that is only noticeable on that maneuver. Another possibility is a separation of the rectus muscles of the abdominal wall when you tense these which is not a true hernia. If you note persistence of the lump, consult a general surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Can a swelling under my navel be a boil?

Can a swelling under my navel be a boil?

Depends: Any number of things may be at play here. More information is needed. An md visit is advised, as a boil is an infection whose source and presentation will allow a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Very irritated navel piercing don't know if infected what can I do to relieve the pain and swelling? Currently 8m pregnant!

Very irritated navel piercing don't know if infected what can I do to relieve the pain and swelling? Currently 8m pregnant!

Agree w Dr. Raff: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more

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Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year. A few months ago swelling has appeared above navel. Doc said it was lack of muscle tone. Still concefned?

Ihad umbilical hernia surgery last year.  A few months ago swelling has appeared above  navel.  Doc said it was lack of  muscle tone.  Still concefned?

Diastasis: Sounds like it could be diastasis recti. This is when the connection between the rectus muscles (six pack) thins and spreads out. This looks like a long bulge in the middle between the umbilicus and breast bone only when you are doing a sit up, or participating in a limbo contest. It's not dangerous, & rarely if ever causes symptoms. Could also be a recurrent hernia - see your surgeon to find out. ...Read more

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Some times my navel get swell, specially in the evening,,,, but I don't have any pain....what may be the reason. will it affect, what is the treatmen?

Some times my navel get swell, specially in the evening,,,, but I don't have any pain....what may  be the reason. will it affect, what is the treatmen?

A HERNIA: usually the only thing that will cause swelling in the navel is umbilical hernia.you do not have to have pain to have a hernia. see a surgeon, for evaluation,and if it is big enough for surgery,then that will take care of it. ...Read more

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There are swelling in my back?

There are swelling in my back?

Hard to say: It is hard to diagnose you without more info. Where on the back? Are the swollen areas itchy? How many are there? How long has it been there? Are they red? ...Read more

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What causes swelling in the body?

What causes swelling in the body?

Multiple causes -: Heart, kidney, lung, liver conditions; medication side effects etc. Take care! ...Read more