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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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Why is my belly button sore and irritated?

Why is my belly button sore and irritated?

Umbilical discomfort: Your umbilicus (belly button) can be sore for numerous reasons, but the most common are: 1. You are washing it either too much, or 2. You are washing to too little. If, however, you are pregnant, then it is common for pressure to build up and push out the umbilicus, which can also cause discomfort. Lastly, my may have an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

Causes: Inflammation or presence of a hernia(umbilical hernia) are two possible causes of discomfort there. If there are associated redness and discharge infection is likely. A small lump is characteristic of a hernia. See your physician for diagno is and treatment as you shouldn't delay if the hernia is stuck(incarcerated) or if there is active inflammation/infection present. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma? ...Read more

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My abdomen is sore on the left side. Right next to my belly button. What could cause this. The pain intensifies when i press on it.

My abdomen is sore on the left side.  Right next to my belly button.  What could cause this.  The pain intensifies when i press on it.

Diverticulitis: It is possible you have diverticulitis which can be a nasty problem if the area ruptures. Its inflamed that's the pain and pain with pressure. Don't eat go to the ER they can do simple tests and if it is start you on antibiotic but go now. ...Read more

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I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

Wet dressings.: You can try wet dressings, using water with a bit of salt dissolved in it, 2-3 times per day. But if the discharge increases and/or it becomes painful, you really should see a doctor because you may be developing an infection. ...Read more

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Inside my belly button is very sore, when I touch it I can feel something there. one day I pushed it and it popped and the pain stopped its back now ?

Inside my belly button is very sore, when I touch it I can feel something there. one day I pushed it and it popped and the pain stopped  its back now ?

Sore navel: May be a little abscess ( do you have a ring? ) or a cyst as they tend to recur unless the wall is removed, . Consider dabbing some alcohol on it. and follow up with doc urgent care this week , especially if sore as may need antibiotics. Also check for umbilical hernia whihc may need treatment ...Read more