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Belly button pops out why?

Belly button pops out why?

Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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Obesity (Definition)

Having too much body fat. It is different from being overweight, which means weighing too much. The weight may come from muscle, bone, fat, and/or body water. Both terms mean that a person's weight is greater than what's considered healthy for ...Read more


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How come my belly button hurts so much?

How come my belly button hurts so much?

More details please: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. More details pls. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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Is the belly button connected to anything?

Is the belly button connected to anything?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Belly button bulging?

Belly button bulging?

Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button bleed?

Irritation: Chronic irritation of the base of the umbilicus or "belly button" can lead to a small area of inflammed and irritated tissue that can intermittantly bleed. This can be to traped dead skin and moisture leading to macerated tissue. ...Read more

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Is an outie belly button correctible?

Is an outie belly button correctible?

Yes: Often an "outie" represents an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an evaluation ; referral to a general surgeon. If it is simply a cosmetic skin looseness then maybe a plastic surgery evaluation would be considered. ...Read more

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Why am I bleeding from my belly button?

Why am I bleeding from my belly button?

Infected impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, blood, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more

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Why would I bleed out of my belly button?

Why would I bleed out of my belly button?

BELLY BUTTON BLEED: How long has your belly button been bleeding? It can be a number of conditions: it could be an infection of the skin surrounding the belly-button. Any recent injury? It could be a fistula. It could be an umbilical hernia. Do you have a fever? If it's really bleeding, you should see a doctor with all deliberate speed or go to an emergency center or hospital. ...Read more

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What could pain around my belly button be?

What could pain around my belly button be?

If cramping it is...: Small intestinal pain. Studies show that the only kind of pain felt from irritation of the small bowel is peri-umbilical cramping. ...Read more

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What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

Skin infection: A skin infection centered in the belly button can do that (especially if overweight or the area is not exposed to air). The first step is gentle cleaning with an antibacterial soap daily. There are rare conditions that can cause an opening of a congenital tract that leads to your belly button - either way, if this perssists, it makes sense to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes my belly button to bleed where i'm hurting?

What causes my belly button to bleed where i'm hurting?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...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