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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?

Need Hernia Check: It sounds like your doctor is describing diastasis rectii, a common condition where the normally-fused rectus ("6-pack") muscles separate; this may look like a hernia but is cosmetic only. Alternatively, you may have developed a recurrent hernia. I suggest you return to see your hernia surgeon or seek out a second opinion--this is easily resolved by a careful hernia exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

What would cause abdomen swelling in a healthy male?

Many things: Sudden abdominal swelling should not be ignored. It could possibly be a hernia with extravasation of intestinal or other anatomy. It is a serious condition that warrants a medical differential diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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Swelling of abdomen among other issues, what could this be?

Swelling of abdomen among other issues, what could this be?

Inadequate info: There is simply not enough information provided to venture even a guess. Consider re-asking with clarification. ...Read more

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What causes the pain and swelling on right side of abdomen?

What causes the pain and swelling on right side of abdomen?

Direct Dx needed: Please see an md for a full physical, the internet is inappropriate for a complete answer. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes swelling in lower right abdomen with no pain?

What causes swelling in lower right abdomen with no pain?

Short list.: Painless mass in rlq? Could be a tumor of some sort. In females i would be concerned about ovarian and uterine issues. If it comes and goes it is not likely of consequence and may be due to air in your bowels. ...Read more

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I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side. Painful in back but more on left side?

I have abdomen pain with swelling on right side.  Painful in back but more on left side?

Abdominal pain: O you need to see a physician as it is impossible to diagnose you this way ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can chostochondritis cause swelling ? And maybe abdomen pain ?

Can chostochondritis cause swelling ? And maybe abdomen pain ?

Yes but is atypical : Costochondritis or inflammation of the cartilage around the rib cage and sternum may cause swelling. I would expect the site of inflammation to be painful and swollen (point tenderness and swelling). This diagnosis may also cause back and abdominal pain, also known as referred pain. However, true abdominal pain should also be observed for worsening as it can be from other causes. ...Read more