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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...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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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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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button,but belly button is fine?

Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm,apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Belly button peircing infection?

Belly button peircing infection?

QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing. ...Read more

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Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. (btw-the adjective of "pus" is purulent, not pussy). ...Read more

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Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Inside my belly button is stinging?

Inside my belly button is stinging?

More info please: When did it start? Is there area redness or even drainage? Or does the stinging feel deeper inside your abdomen, like with your organs? Please get back to us with more info, or go to a clinician in your area of you're really worried. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause belly button pus?

No: Constipation, difficulty having a bowel movement, is a completely internal problem. And the belly button is external. So there is no connection. ...Read more

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Belly button piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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Sudden bruises around belly button?

Sudden bruises around belly button?

Any trauma? Pain?: There are many reasons why you may have bruising around your belly button. Trauma to the area would be high on my list, but you'd know about that. You may collect blood (leading to a bruise) around your belly button with bleeding into the retro peritoneum (a space that wraps around your abdominal cavity). If it worsens, or if you have pain, call or go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash on my incision belly button?

Rash on my incision belly button?

You may have an: infection or allergic reaction to the belly button, also known as the umbilicus. Please see a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain in my belly button?

Beware : Could be an infection. Could be appendicitis. If it's that severe i would get checked out at the hospital. ...Read more

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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Hernia: Possibly. If the hernia is creating a pocket or fold of skin, moisture can get trapped in there and get smelly. ...Read more

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Having lower abdominal pain under my belly button?

Too little: Information to venture any kind of guess. Add some more specifics like type of pain, onset, duration, associated symptoms and re-post. Only then could someone here give you some direction. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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Stomach pain, brown discharge, belly botton hurts?

Stomach pain, brown discharge, belly botton hurts?

Are you near the: Time that you normally have your period? Brown discharge is usually old, deoxygenated blood. ...Read more