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Playing With Belly Button While Pregnant
6wks pregnant. Toddler accidentally thwacked a toy on tummy near belly button. How safe is my unborn baby as toddlers do tend to play sometimes?
It is safe: It is safe if you do not feel any cramps etc
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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.
I'm 24 weeks and above my belly button is rounder then it dips in under there, does the baby position play a role in the shape I'm taking?
Yes.: Throughout your pregnancy, the shape of your abdomen will continually change.
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.
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
I have a pain downside of my belly button, specially on the two sides where the legs join last week I played football for a long time.?
See md: See physician for evaluation: hernia, testicular injury it torsion had to be ruled out among other causes.
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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.
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!
Maybe never...: ..but can be seen with umbilical hernias at any time during pregnancy.
Yes: In later pregnancy the tissues of the navel are stretched. An inward navel may protrude. Stretching of tissue could cause itching or discomfort.
Probably: Please see your obstetrician to be sure this is normal for you.
Skin stretching: When skin stretches, often itching is the sensation that one notices. No reason to worry as this is a normal occurrence.
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.
Can you tell me what occurs to a pregnant woman who is stabbed multiple times below her belly button?
Why do I feel a hard knot under my belly button? Don't think I'm pregnant, but I feel full and feel bloated.
Hernia?: You need to be examined. This could be an umbilical hernia (belly button hernia).
What is the brown line between pubic area and belly button means if I was never pregnant or could I have been pregnant?
I have a dark line from my pubic area going up to my belly button and if I am pregnant I would only be a couple weeks gone, possible?
Linea: If you had unprotected intercourse it is indeed possible. One in four normal couples conceive each cycle.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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