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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

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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Health - what causes protruding belly button?

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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Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

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 more

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What is the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

Umbilical hernia: Enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased intra abdominal pressure, or volume. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

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

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My five month baby has an inch of protruding belly button. Will that cause him any harm?

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

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Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?

Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?

General Anesthesia: Whatever is "incarcerated" within the hernia, it is unlikely to find its way back in without surgery since the "captured" tissue gets swollen. If you are having significant pain and/or vomiting+/- bloating, you should seek out emergent attention. ...Read more

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My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

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 more

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Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

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 more

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My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

Umbilical hernia: This is most likely an umbilical hernia. Usually these will go away by themselves. If it is still present at age 5 it should be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can I have?

Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can I have?

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

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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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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?

What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?

Office procedure: Have a general surgeon look at it for removal in office. If it is significant it would require more monitored setting like surgical center. ...Read more

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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 more

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My belly button is sticking out why?

My belly button is sticking out why?

Google: Naval or umbilicus to see a photograph. ...Read more

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I tried to spread out my belly button to look deep inside and I saw a red thing sticking out of it. But it's deep at the bottom of my belly button. What is it? I don't think it hurts. Is it connected to something?

Umbilical hernia?: More information needed but the area can develop a hernia. Perhaps you should see a doctor to find out for sure. It is likely benign and can schedule an appointment at your convenience. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen, small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion. If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination ...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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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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Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Yes: Mentally imagine the connection, an empty uterus sits in the pelvis. One with a fetus in it grows from there. Usually bulge up to belly button by 20 weeks. Should be setting yourself up with good prenatal care, prenatal vitamin, and obstetrician. ...Read more

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I have diastasis recti, my belly button is now sticking out, is this ok, it is slightly sore to touch, is it my diastasis recti spreading?

I have diastasis recti, my belly button is now sticking out, is this ok, it is slightly sore to touch, is it my diastasis recti spreading?

Hernia...: Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal wall muscles above the belly button which causes a lump when intrabdominal pressure increases as when doing a sit-up. Protrusion of the belly button suggests a different problem - most likely a hernia. I suggest you see your physician for an exam. Good luck! ...Read more

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I felt my dads stomach and it felt like a pregnant woman's. His belly button is sticking out. He has a hernia. It hurts for him to sit up. Is that ok?

I felt my dads stomach and it felt like a pregnant woman's. His belly button is sticking out. He has a hernia. It hurts for him to sit up. Is that ok?

Not at all okay...: What you've described is quite concerning. While your dad's umbilical hernia may be the predominant issue here, the possibility is very real for significant pathology--like an infected fluid collection (ascites), intestinal obstruction/incarceration/ischemia, tumor, organomegaly, etc. Please ask him to get evaluated and treated ASAP. ...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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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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How can I pop my belly button out?

You can not: The umbilicus is used to deliver nutrition during development. It had a tissue anchor internally so you can not simply flip it inside out. ...Read more

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Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

Navel infection.: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Protruding Belly Button (Definition)

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