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Doctor insights on: Soft Lump On The Belly Button

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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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Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Hi I have a small lump around my bellybutton. I've read that it could be a hernia.

Yes: A lump by the belly button can be an umbilical hernia. See your doctor for an examination. A small umbilical hernia with no symptoms can be observed. Growing or uncomfortable umbilical hernias can be repaired with a minor surgery. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain inside and around my bellybutton. It appears to be red and maybe have a lump on the inside. Any ideas?

Infected bellybutton: Debris and hair can get trapped deep in a bellybutton to cause an infection or abscess. The other possibility is an umbilical hernia. See your pcp for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea sized lump that can only be felt by putting my finger in my bellybutton. It's painful and it just started yesterday. Any idea?

I have a hard pea sized lump that can only be felt by putting my finger in my bellybutton.  It's painful and it just started yesterday.  Any idea?

Nodules: It may be a little infected cyst. I would apply moist heat snd this should cause it to come to a head and discharge. If it persists I would see a doctor ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

I have a small hard lump on the wall of my bellybutton after a cholecystectomy. Its hard and hurts when moving but no pain when sitting, what is it?

Depends: If your laparoscopic cholecystectomy was recent, it may just be normal scarring. It may also be an incisional hernia. Regardless, make an appointment to see your surgeon. He/She can examine you and make some recommendations. ...Read more