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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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Protruding Belly Button (Definition)

enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased ...Read more


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What causes a protruding belly button?

What causes a protruding belly button?

Usually hernia : This is usually sign of a hernia. Other cause may be liver disease. U will have to c ur doctor to be examined and then referred to a surgeon for a consultation, if its a hernia. ...Read more

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Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Lump above navel also with protruding stomach.?

Hernia: This could be from a weakness in the tissue in the center of your abdominal muscles. This would be called a ventral hernia. Have your doc check it out. ...Read more

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Oval lump above belly button. Pressure when bending over?

Oval lump above belly button.  Pressure when bending over?

See a doctor: Hi please see a doctor to evaluate this, it could be as simple as a Hernia to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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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

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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

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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Does tugging on umbilical cord cause herniated belly buttons?

Does tugging on umbilical cord cause herniated belly buttons?

"Innies" vs "Outies": I am not aware of data showing a relationship. If that were the case, we would probably see many more "outies" or umbilical hernias in children delivered in teaching hospitals :/. ...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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My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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The bulge above my belly button does not hurt?

The bulge above my belly button does not hurt?

Please rephrase : From your question it sounds like you expect the "bulge above your belly button" should hurt. Is that correct, or was there a typo? ...Read more

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Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Hernia: This could be an abdominal wall hernia or a hiatal hernia. Either way you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Probably: An umbilical hernia. If you have symptoms, you should have surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon. He should be able to tell you for sure. ...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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Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

Could this be stomach cancer: lump below belly button?

More likely: To be a hernia but need to have a physical exam with a doctor to tell what you may have. ...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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Is belly button connected to anus?

Is belly button connected to anus?

No: Umbilicus is not attached to the anus. ...Read more

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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