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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Outy Belly Button

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How can I make my outy belly button go in?

How can I make my outy belly button go in?

Wgt loss, surgery: If you are pregnant or overweight, it may resolve with wgt loss or birth of your child. If you've always had an 'outy', talk to a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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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Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely. ...Read more

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How to get surgery on my outy belly button?

Hernis: Umbilical hernia can be repaired. See your doctor to get referral to surgeon. Repairs are appropriate after the age of 3 to 5. ...Read more

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Self-conscious about outy belly button. Any ways to fix this?

Self-conscious about outy belly button. Any ways to fix this?

Certaily: If you are ready to pay up for elective surgery, you can look for a cosmetic surgeon to do the procedure. Many other surgeons could probably do this, but if your after a specific look afterward, find someone with experience. ...Read more

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What can lead to people to have an inny or an outy belly button?

What can lead to people to have an inny or an outy belly button?

Umbilical hernia: Can lead to an outy. Genetics can cause an outy. Other than that not sure what other factors lead to it as it is only a cosmetic concern... ...Read more

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What determines an innie or outtie belly button?

What determines an innie or outtie belly button?

Not necessarily.: An "outie" navel does not necessarily mean that you have an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to perform a physical exam to evaluate. If you do have a hernia, surgical repair is safe and effective. However, not all umbilical hernias need to be fixed. Those that are growing or causing symptoms should be fixed. ...Read more

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Whatt could I do to turn my outtie belly button into an inny?

Whatt could I do to turn my outtie belly button into an inny?

Pick up the phone...: ...And arrange an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. This is your safest and most reliable option. Then please determine whether the expense and recovery is worth it. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an outtie belly button and I am going to have sex (for guys)?

An outie: Belly button should not impact the quality of sexual activity. If you have marked protrusion and pain please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for protruding belly button?

What is the best treatment for protruding belly button?

Surgery: You most likely have an umbilical hernia, for which the only option is surgical repair. ...Read more

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Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?

Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?

Appendicitis?: It could be early appendicitis and you should see a doctor for a proper examination. This is particularly true if the pain radiates down towards the right groin. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Yes: Just have it cleaned first with an antiseptic solution
Make sure the needle is clean and sharp
Make sure you look for signs of infection such as redness and tenderness after the piercing.
Go to a reliable place- with a reputation for cleanliness.
Make sure your immunizations are up to date including Hepatitis B. ...Read more

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My belly button is red and sore. It also seems to be a little wet with discharge. What should I do to remedy it?

My belly button is red and sore. It also seems to be a little wet with discharge. What should I do to remedy it?

Infection: Sounds like it is infected or irritated. Go to a doctor and have them look. You may need antibiotics. They should also check for umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Are piercings while having radiation therapy ok? I have my tungue & belly button pierced. I haven't started treatment yet. Perotid gland cancer.

Are piercings while having radiation therapy ok? I have my tungue & belly button pierced. I haven't started treatment yet. Perotid gland cancer.

Parotid: Since the parotid gland is in the facial area I would not have your tongue pierced, as recently wounded tissue so near a radiation field may be affected. However a radiation oncologist is better qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why are outy belly buttons so rare?

Could use expert help with why are outy belly buttons so rare?

Type of scar: In humans, the navel scar can appear as a depression (often referred to colloquially as an innie) or as a protrusion (outie). About 90% of humans have innies. The occurrence of an outie navel is caused by the extra skin left from the umbilical cord. As navels are scars, and not defined by genetics, they can serve as a way of distinguishing between identical twins. ...Read more

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How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

Umblical hernia: Inn belly buttons are normal, but in some kids and it can continue in adults there is little out belly button called umblical hernia. ...Read more

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How come some have iny belly buttons and others outy belly buttons?

Outy BB is a hernia: Normal belly buttons are "iny". "outy"belly buttons are umbilical hernias. ...Read more

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Hi akash (M), age 21.I have pain just 4 or 5 inches above navel (belly button) from last 1 week. Give me reason n tips or home remedies to cure it?

Hi akash (M), age 21.I have pain just 4 or 5 inches above navel (belly button) from last 1 week. Give me reason n tips or home remedies to cure it?

You need proper eval: I whish I could just tell you what to take for your pain. But abdominal pain (belly pain) always requires physical examination and sometimes other testing by a healthcare provider in order to come up with a diagnosis. As a rule of thumb, any pain that doesn't subside within 48 hours or gets increasingly worse needs immediate medical assistance. ...Read more

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I have bruise around a belly button piercing that hasn't gone away after two years. Are there any remedies for this?

Take out the: Piercing. The foreign body in your skin may be causing irritation. You could be allergic to the metal in the contraption. Take it out and let the wound heal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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My belly button is very red and very sore, sometimes a little bloody. What is it, and what are some home remedies I could do?

Belly button: This is a localized irritation or infection of the skin in and around the belly button. Wash inside well and then wash with hydrogen peroxide. Then put a neosporin or bacitracin ointment in there for a few days. It should be fine. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. Any opinions on outies?

What to do if I have an outie belly button and most people I know have innies. I hate it. Any opinions on outies?

Your'e worried about: How good looking your belly button is? Outies are not good or bad - they just are. I don't want to insult you - but aren't there more important things to focus your time and energy on? Learn to accept you navel. Take care. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: Try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Outy Belly Button (Definition)

An outie or outy is the less common type of belly button, which sticks out ...Read more