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Doctor insights on: Playing With Belly Button While Pregnant

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could you die from playing and messing with your belly button too much?

Could you die from playing and messing with your belly button too much?

Hard to do.: Makes me wonder what you are doing to yourself. In general, the answer is no. The mmwr does not report this out as a notable statistic, but..... I suppose if you really, really worked hard at it you could infect and neglect your belly button to the death.

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Is it possible for you to hurt your baby by playing with your belly button?

Is it possible for you to hurt your baby by playing with your belly button?

Shouldn't be a: Problem. Your navel is where the umbilical cord was attached to your mother's placenta. Your navel is not attached to your baby or your baby's umbilical cord.

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I was playing tennis and I ran into the fence stabbing myself in the stomach around the belly button really hard with the handle. What can happen?

I was playing tennis and I ran into the fence stabbing myself in the stomach around the belly button really hard with the handle. What can happen?

Generally speaking:: Blunt injury (skin not lacerated) to the abdomen can cause bleeding into the abdominal muscles (hematoma), which would be self limited. Injury to the fragile spleen is unlikely unless the blow was in the left upper abdomen near rib cage. Injury to internal organs is possible but less likely as the abdominal muscles protect them. If you are concerned you need to see a physician for an accurate diagnosis

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Is sticking my finger in my belly button while pregnant ok? I don't do it hard I just do it to feel it.

Is sticking my finger in my belly button while pregnant ok? I don't do it hard I just do it to feel it.

Funny is: That is where your mom use to feed you through the umbilical cord. Make sure there is no injury, you should be fine!

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Pregnant, why is belly button my red?

Pregnant, why is belly button my red?

Yeast infection?: Try monistat for a week. If not better see ob.

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In pregnancy when does your belly button sick out?

In pregnancy when does your belly button sick out?

Maybe never...: ..but can be seen with umbilical hernias at any time during pregnancy.

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Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Yes: In later pregnancy the tissues of the navel are stretched. An inward navel may protrude. Stretching of tissue could cause itching or discomfort.

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I'm pregnant and my belly button seems to itching a lot lately. What could that mean?

I'm pregnant and my belly button seems to itching a lot lately. What could that mean?

Skin stretching: When skin stretches, often itching is the sensation that one notices. No reason to worry as this is a normal occurrence.

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Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Pregnancy: Hi, Carrying a baby puts a lot of pressure on your muscles, joints and veins. This can make you feel uncomfortable around your stomach area. So if you have no other symptoms then you should be fine.

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Can you tell me what occurs to a pregnant woman who is stabbed multiple times below her belly button?

Can you tell me what occurs to a pregnant woman who is stabbed multiple times below her belly button?

It could potentially: Be lethal. Depending on how far into the pregnancy - the uterus might be hit and directly effect fetus. This woman would need emergency medical evaluation.

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What is the brown line between pubic area and belly button means if I was never pregnant or could I have been pregnant?

What is the brown line between pubic area and belly button means if I was never pregnant or could I have been pregnant?

No: The way we physicians know a person is pregnant is with a pregnancy test or a, you know, fetus growing in your uterus. Not based on a brown line. Relax.

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My wife is 3months pregnant and complaining of sharp pain around and above her belly button. What should we do? Should we be concerned?

My wife is 3months pregnant and complaining of sharp pain around and above her belly button. What should we do? Should we be concerned?

May be significant: You should never hesitate to call you OB provider if she is having pain - that is what they are there for. It is even more urgent if there is fever, nausea, vomiting, vaginal discharge or bleeding. It may be nothing too - call them and get some reassurance.

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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