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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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Moving lump or something very painful above belly button on right side, deep down. Can only find it when standing. Extremely sore. Pain sharp down low?

Several possibles: Could be a benign fatty tumor under skin (lipoma) or an umbilical hernia. Get this seen and a surgical consult if needed. Likely not real serious, but annoying and needs to be defined for you. Be well. ...Read more

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How painful is getting your belly button pierced?

Subjective: Pain scales are very subjective and people's tolerance to pain vary greatly. Some people may consider the procedure an 8 or even a 10, while others will report a 2 or 3. Your own experience will indeed be your own. ...Read more

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I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

Possible: Infection is possible, but the only way to make the dx is after an exam. Please make an apt to see your health care provider. ...Read more

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Electric shock feeling lasting a second like 4 times in my stomach. Not really painful just weird above belly button on right side.

Electric shock feeling lasting a second like 4 times in my stomach. Not really painful just weird above belly button on right side.

Abnormal sensation: When these kind of feelings happened one time and does not happen again it is hard to say. It could be your intestinal movements which were little stronger than usual for some reason. If happens again and again then we might want to think of underlying pathology like mal- absorption with excess gas production or intestinal obstruction. Most probably it is nothing to worry about ...Read more

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