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Pain On Top Of Belly Button
Slight on and off pain on top of belly button or in middle of stomach no other symptoms what can this be. Hope its not appendicitis?
Doubtful: If the pain has been there for more than a few days, its unlikely to be appendicitis. It could be a hernia at the belly button, or just above. This is especially true of there is an associated lump that can be pushed in to the abdomen. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Timing depends on duration and severity - longer and milder, less urgent. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Today I have pulling pain around the top of my belly button. I have been bending over typing a lot and yesterday I did lift a heavy printer. I have had a repaired hernia below my belly button. There are no lumps?
I lie on my stomach a short period of time I get pain from the top of my belly button upwards&feels like it is being yanked with a string, what is if?
Ligamentum teres: There is a ligament that connects your liver to your belly button. When you lay down you may be pulling that ligament reproducting you symptoms. You should see your doctor to confirm this! ...Read more
She is having pains on the left side from boob down even to top of belly button. Feels like a sharp pain. Also hurts at the top of abdomen in the cent?
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Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I hope you get well soon. ...Read more
17 days after appendectomy and ot still hurts and is swollen on right side top of belly button...help?
Consult the surgeon: Sounds like a wound dehiscence or infection ...Read more
I've had pain on the right hand side above my ribs, also at the right hand side of my belly button I've had sharp pains and at top of belly button?
If I push my belly out & press pretty hard both hands from the sternum to top of belly button. It feels lumpy on both sides. Is this muscle?
I just noticed that right over top of my belly button I have what appears to look like a hole, I cant really explain it.?
Must be examined: Without photo documentation or direct visualization: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more
What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?
Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is there any puffiness?) If this has been going on for a long period of time, is is associated with other symptoms? Diarrhea, etc.? Most umbilical pain is related to bowel disorders, kidney disorders, infections, etc. Some can be serious. Check with Dr. ...Read more
I was cleaning my belly button and two little black things came out and I'm not sure what they are it's kinda black on the top and white on the end.
Maybe blackheads or: A person can get blackheads (open comedones) anywhere, but they are more common in locations that can have acne. First, a skin pore is partly blocked by a little clump of skin cells. The skin pore continues producing more skin cells, mixed with some oils. At the surface, oxygen causes the dead skin cells to darken. An old piercing track, or an old suture track, can also make 2 blackheads. ...Read more
Pain in belly button and pushed the top of the belly button inwards and now there is blood coming out?
Omphalitis: This occurs among people with very deep navels [persistent urachus] who have hairy skin on the abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs on the sides which causes them to all line up inside the umbilicus where they slowly penetrate into the skin. So these loose hairs are causing inflamation in there, progressively worse. If you can clean them out, it will heal. This is hard, so surgical excision cures. ...Read more
When I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I touch around it the rest doesn't hurt. Could it be something serious?
There is a small white circle around on the top hole of my belly button piercing. Is this normal? . I've had it for around a month if that helps
I noticed a black dot in my belly button when I cleaned it out it came out and it was black on top and white on the bottom it was smaller than a seed?
May be a blackhead: A person can get blackheads (open comedones) anywhere, but they are more common in locations that can have acne. First, a skin pore is partly blocked by a little clump of skin cells. The skin pore continues to stay active, producing more skin cells daily, mixed with some oils. At the surface, oxygen in the air causes the dead skin cells to darken. Under the skin, the dead cells are not darkened. ...Read more
I have had reoccurring sharp pain left of my belly button for two years or more before that it was dull. On my left top rib under neath inside it I get?
Belly-button pain: 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, mass. Get checked. ...Read more
I have had my belly button pierced for 2 weeks & its red at the top only is it supposed to be red?
Red Belly button: Red, hot and sore to touch 2 weeks after piercing was done may indicate infection. This should be looked at by your doctor. ...Read more
If I have a keloid right next to the top whole of my belly button ring, what can I to make it go away?
I've had my belly button piercing for five months, and around the top hole of the piercing is a purple color but there's no puss coming out.
Skin healing: If there is no pus, no swelling and no tenderness, then the site is probably healing just fine. Some skin heals with a discoloration at first, which fades with time. If the piercing gets pulled on by your clothing during the day, that could be causing ongoing irritation, though, so try not to let it get tugged on. ...Read more
I can feel a small bulge on the top & bottom of my belly button. It is red and swollen and appears to be open more than normal. What can be wrong?
Possible Infection: An umbilical hernia can present as new onset bulging at the top or bottom of the umbilicus, a.k.a. belly button. This may also give it the appearance of being outwardly protruded, if that is what you mean by open. All that said, hernias are not usually red and swollen, unless something is wrong or there is some type of infection present in the area. Suggest having this evaluated in-person. ...Read more
My son is 7 years old and is complaining of tummy pain around the belly button. The pain is all around, on top as well as at the bottom and sides.?
Constipation: Might be caused by constipation, very common in kids that age, they are shy to use bathroom if not at home and it creates a problem, but with abdominal pain I would check with pediatrician first, to make sure it is nothing seriouse. Remember that pain is never normal, and in kids so many things can cause abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Hi, Have folding sensation on right lateral side 2in up from top of hip and 2in towards center in same plane as belly button when I sit down. No pain.
When sorta touch around the top of my belly button I get an uncomfortable feeling like pins and needles it's uncomfortable?
I have this line that starts in between my boobs and stops at my belly button and continue after my belly button down to the top of my pubes.
Linea nigra/alba: If it is lighter than the skin around it, it is linea alba. If it is darker it is linea nigra. It is normal. Many people have them and nothing to worry about. Hope this was helpful. Dr R ...Read more
The top hole only of my belly button is purple and gets some crusting around it, I've had it for a few months and I clean it every night with antibacterial soap and a q-tip, is it infected??
I have extreme stomach pains. Pain area is from belly button and upward to top of stomach. Any ideas what this might be?
Hmmm: Are you currently pregnant and if so, how far along? Usually pain in the area below the xiphoid and above the belly button comes from the stomach such as dyspepsia or ulcer or from the pancreas such as pancreatitis. I would see your doctor for exam and blood work. Sometimes gall bladder can cause pain centrally in the upper abdomen as well. ...Read more
Sometimes I get stomach aches that hurt from the top of my belly button, up. I'm not sure if that made sense. But they hurt for a short time. Help?
I am a 22yo female with pain right above and around my belly button for 2 days now and bloody discharge from my belly button. It also feels like there is a tiny lump at the top of my belly button.
I had a TOP in Feburary- it's almost approaching 3 months and I'm still sore, crampy& tender around my abdomen/ belly button area. Is this normal?
I've been getting chest pain, and it kinda goes to both my breast on the top if that makes sense, and also pain above my belly button what can it be?
Depends: In many cases, this is related to muscles or ligaments in the chest however depending on your age, other symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and other ailments you might need an evaluation for a heart, lung or stomach problem. See your doctor soon about these symptoms and if they are persistent or progressive, along with symptoms like shortness of breath or dizziness, go to ER. ...Read more
My belly button ring is red around the top ball but it's not sore or no puss coming out. Is this bad and what should I do.?
PIERCING PROBLEM: You may be developing an infection. You may try a topical (cream) anti microbial like Neosporin. The key, however, is close monitoring for worsening symptoms... which would prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, I gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should I do?
It is likely Infecti: Infection of the skin and soft tissues deeper to the skin is common when you get piercing done under unhyegenic conditions. You may need to see a doctor to get this problem treated with antibiotics and for removal of this foreign body before you get into more serious health problems. Live a simpler life to keep your life less complicated. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks pregnant got sharp pains on the top of my tummy and along the right side of my tummy and along my belly button. What does it mean?
Abdominal pain: It may mean nothing but very well could be contractions at 36 weeks. Watch for an increase in frequency. Watch for bleeding or fluid leak. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more