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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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I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

Depends: If your laparoscopic cholecystectomy was recent, it may just be normal scarring. It may also be an incisional hernia. Regardless, make an appointment to see your surgeon. He/She can examine you and make some recommendations.

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I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen about 3 inches across from my belly button. What could it be? It does not hurt.

I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen about 3 inches across from my belly button. What could it be? It does not hurt.

Painless Lumps: Without pain or other symptoms of being ill this is most likely the benign and common problem of a lipoma. Lipomas are common collections of extra fat cells. The surgeons cut them out if they become painful or infected.

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I have a soft painless lump right above my belly button. It's about an inch in diameter and only visible when I suck my abdomen in. What could it be?

I have a soft painless lump right above my belly button. It's about an inch in diameter and only visible when I suck my abdomen in. What could it be?

Lump: The lump could be a being lipoma aka a non cancerous fatty tumor. The only way to confirm officially is get a needle biopsy of this and have a pathologist review it.

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Hi, ive just noticed a soft sorta lump forming inside my belly button over the past few weeks, there is no pain at all, just getting a little bigger?

Hi, ive just noticed a soft sorta lump forming inside my belly button over the past few weeks, there is no pain at all, just getting a little bigger?

Umbilical hernia?: A small, persistent umbilical hernia may be present. Alternatively, the lump you feel may be of dermatologic origin or from deeper inside (sister mary joseph's nodule). The relative acuity of your problem warrants you get the problem checked for a definitive diagnosis. How big is the lump in question? Had a ct scan yet?

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Small, soft, painless lump inside my belly button that appeared after lifting bathroom tiles! No pain. Any idea?

Umbilical hernia: The area of or around your belly button can be a week spot where you develop a hernia. If it is not hurting it does not need to be addressed immediately. However, it might be wroth your doctor seeing as umbilical hernias can enlarge.

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Hard lump above belly button that briefly appeared that moved up and over and dissapeared under the ribs. No pain. What could this be?

Lump: If the lump involves the navel, it may be an umbilical hernia that may protrude and then retract. If the lump is higher up and is firm and just at the tip of the breastbone, it may the the cartilage tip of the sternum and in some people it is more prominent but a normal structure. Your physician can examine you and advise you.

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My 1 year old, daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button. Just noticed it tonight, no pain when touched.?

My 1 year old, daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button. Just noticed it tonight, no pain when touched.?

Midline hernia: If you look at the cover of a "bodybuilder" mag you will see the person stretching and observe a line down the middle top to bottom from just below the ribs to the top of the pelvis. That usually closes by birth but sometimes not. In your child not and when she cries it pushes out a bit. That's called an umbilical hernia which will almost surely close on its own by school age.

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My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and I keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and I keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

Possible cyst: I would see either general surgeon or a dermatologist to see if you have a cyst or something that may be deeper in your belly button. There could be an infection.

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I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

I got a lump that started near my belly button with no pain, but it moved and now it is in my upper abdomen on the left side. What does that mean?

Lipoma: Lipoma is a common benign fatty tumor that feels like rolling under the skin. These may be 2 different lesions one near the umbilicus and one in the area where you see now or with the growth of your body could have moved up.

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I am having bleeding from my belly button x's 3 months. I have no pain and I feel no lumps. The smell is awful although I believe it's from old blood.

I am having bleeding from my belly button x's 3 months. I have no pain and I feel no lumps. The smell is awful although I believe it's from old blood.

You need to: Go to your physician and have it evaluated, you probably have an infection and require treatment. Occasionally there are other causes of bleeding, like urachal remnant or cyst, which could potentially need surgery.

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Belly Button feels tender w/ pain when I touch it. It does not hurt to stretch/cough. Not sure what to do, I feel a slight lump when pressing into it.

Cellulitis: You may be describing cellulitis or soft tissue infection of bely button, which is much more common these days given tendency to get piercings. Care is same as infection anywhere else. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/piercings/art-20047317 for more info. If not responding to simple home remedies, go see your Family Doc for antibiotics. Good luck!

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Long shaped lump very mobile around belly button, not sore. Can move it up and down. Heaviness after food. Sometimes belly hurts.?

Possible hernia: Soft lumps around the belly button (umbilicus) or along the midline of the abdomen may represent hernias (umbilical and ventral, respectively). Hernias are defects in the tissue of the abdominal wall, which allows the intestines to protrude through them. Hernias often require surgical correction.

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I've noticed a small lump recently under the skin. Size of pea 2 inches below my belly button. There is no pain, but today I wanted to poo but can't.

I've noticed a small lump recently under the skin. Size of pea 2 inches below my belly button. There is no pain, but today I wanted to poo but can't.

Lump: The lump sounds like it is subcutaneous, meaning just under the skin. This should not have an impact on your bowels or cause constipation. For the constipation, try a stool softener and keep yourself hydrated, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables.