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Almost 4 weeks after lap chole and still get occasional pain and soreness around belly button. Especially if I walk a lot. Is that normal?

Almost 4 weeks after lap chole and still get occasional pain and soreness around belly button. Especially if I walk a lot. Is that normal?

Stitch granuloma: Some times the stitch irritates try to come to surfce called stitch granuloma or stitch abscess, see your surgeon he will remove it and soreness will go away. ...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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Could a UTI cause soreness around belly button and 2 inches right of it? I have no pain when urinating but am urinating often. What else could it be?

Could a UTI cause soreness around belly button and 2 inches right of it? I have no pain when urinating but am urinating often. What else could it be?

Maybe: Tough to say for sure, but your bladder is located supra-pubicly and your symptoms may be related to a bladder infection. The frequency can be a symptom. If ti persists, see you dr for a urinalysis and an evaluation, best wishes. ...Read more

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Sore belly button. It is red around the button, and it smells of rotten cheese.?

Sore belly button. It is red around the button, and it smells of  rotten cheese.?

An infection brewing: It seems that you have an infection there. Unfortunately, some have a very deep belly-button hole which can trap moisture/debris and can get infected. Early fungal infection can have itching to it, but bacterial infection typically causes more swelling. If an infected cyst is ruptured, it can stink. Since you are having pain, i suspect bacterial cause. Consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a very red very sore belly button I also keep getting little spots around the tummy area?

I have a very red very sore belly button I also keep getting little spots around the tummy area?

Yeast infection??: Yeast like to grow in warm moist areas like a "belly button" (umbilicus) also in the groin. axilla, vagina etc. Make an appointment with your family physician. If it is a yeast infection it is easily treated. The way to avoid this problem is after taking a shower dry the aforementioned areas well. I see this problem a lot and also recommend using a hair dryer to make sure the akin is dry, ...Read more

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Long shaped lump very mobile around belly button, not sore. Can move it up and down. Heaviness after food. Sometimes belly hurts. ?

Long shaped lump very mobile around belly button, not sore. Can move it up and down. Heaviness after food. Sometimes belly hurts. ?

Possible hernia: Soft lumps around the belly button (umbilicus) or along the midline of the abdomen may represent hernias (umbilical and ventral, respectively). Hernias are defects in the tissue of the abdominal wall, which allows the intestines to protrude through them. Hernias often require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Lower abdomen feels very sore. Shooting pain on lower left ab, pain around belly button area. Had feber yesterday, went away. Acetamino 500 not helpi?

Lower abdomen feels very sore. Shooting pain on lower left ab, pain around belly button area. Had feber yesterday, went away. Acetamino 500 not helpi?

Many possibilities : There is no specific diagnosis responsible for these symptoms. If you're concerned, see your primary care for a proper evaluation. If severe, consider a trip to the ER as it is the weekend. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lap gallbladder surgery a week ago bruise around belly button was yellow then green now getting purple in it and sore? Is this normal it was not sore?

Normal: You are describing how a laparoscopic GB is performed. The approach to placing the scope requires severeal ports, one being near the umbilicus. At times when there is some of blood at the site under the skin, the hemoglobin breaks down with the sequence moving from purple to eventual yellow of the fial degredation to bile pigment. ...Read more

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Hi last night I started to get a soreness pain a little above my belly button Sometimes it hurts when I move and it also hurts when I massage the area?

Hi last night I started to get a soreness pain a little above my belly button Sometimes it hurts when I move and it also hurts when I massage the area?

Small intestinal colic.: This type of symptom can be related to viral infection, emotional stress, or something you've eaten. I don't suggest you do anything unless it gets significantly worse. ...Read more