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Remedies For Protruding Belly Button
Surgical repair: This depends on your definition of "best". If the hernia is bothersome, limiting your activities, or enlarging, usually the best thing to do is repair it with an operation. Mesh repair is often used, and has slightly lower failure rates, with theoretically slightly increased risk of problems with the mesh. There are mesh products referred to as "ventral patches", and used by general surgeons. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more
The pain described: Is not a diagnostic indicator for pregnancy. Do take a pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Do obtain medical evaluation if your pain becomes severe. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness ; mild cramping. ...Read more
Mild cramping is: Normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?
Pain directly in belly button, hurts a lot to push on. Also pain a little bit out around belly button for over 24 hrs. No constipation, no piercing?
An exam is in order: The only condition that comes to mind is an umbilical hernia or start thereof. That's why I recommend an exam. I've been doctoring for over 35 years and this clearly isn't a common issue so I can only make conjectures but it sounds painful enough to get it looked at. General surgeons are the "experts" in diagnosing and treating umbilical hernias but you could simply start with your pcp. ...Read more
Slight abdominal pain about inch above the belly button and sometimes an inch below the belly button. Tends to get worse after eating. 3 weeks now. ?
Time for check-up: Peri-umbilical discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more
If due 2 skin excess: As Dr. Hess described, excess skin can cause excessive moisture and skin breakdown called intertrigo erythema which can secondarily be infected by fungus or bacteria. A tummy tuck could correct this. If however the infection is due to a cyst or other condition, a tummy tuck may not help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No problem: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hernia: This is an umbilical hernia, or a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows things on the inside to protrude to the outside such as fat and intestine. If you are having trouble with it, it should be surgically repaired. This can be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis with minimal risk of complications. ...Read more
Umbilical hernia: Not a problem provided the protruding belly button can easily be pushed in when he is lying down. You can feel an "gap", with your finger, in the abdominal wall fascia deep to belly button. This should close in time, by age 2 - 3-years in caucasian children and up to 5-years in african or aa children. You can also tell if the gap is getting smaller with time. Need 2b reparired if it enlarges. ...Read more
Usually none.: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?
Untreated hernia: Possibilities if left untreated are enlarging bulge, pain, discomfort and/or pressure. Rarely, whatever abdominal contents are coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia), can become stuck, and turn in to gangrene. Many factors weigh in to decision to repair or watch. See a general surgeon for more info. Those interested in hernia can be found at Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more
My aunt gave my one year old son chicken and he vomited now, his belly button is protruding a bit, what should I do?
Monitor the process: It appears that something about the chicken or what it was cooked in disagrees with the kid. I would simplify his feeds for now, concentrate on maintaining proper fluid intake & see if it passes in a day or so. If he develops fever, massive diarrhea, acts sickly have him seen. ...Read more
What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?
I had my appendix out almost 2yrs ago & I've got something hard sticking out of my belly button that hurts most the time what should I do?
Hernia likely: If you had a laparoscopic appendectomy (surgery via a small telescope), there will be a scar from an incision near the belly button. If this wound did not heal properly a hernia could have developed, this wound be a lump under the incision that is tender, may come and go, usually resolves when lying down, may enlarge in size. There could also be inflammation in the area which could cause a lump. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My two month old son has belly button that is sticking out farther than it should and when you press it makes a weird sound? What do you think this could be he acts like he hurts some times
Normal variation: The blood needs to flow without obstruction from the placenta back through the babies loose abdominal muscles to the main blood vessels that take it through the heart. This looseness will gradually tighten over the first year of life as the kid starts doing kid crunches (rolling over,sitting).A fraction have an umbilical hernia with occasional intestinal contents(makes noise). Most self correct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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