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Sore Belly Button
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
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
I've had a sore belly button for 4 days now when I press on skin near belly button it slighty hurts I've had my appendix out what should I do or can be?
Sore belly button area. Feels like I did some crunches. Period currently 7 days late. Sore nipples. Constipated. Bloated. Gassy. Ectopic pregnancy or reg?
Possibly pregnant: With a period 7 days late pregnancy is a possibility. Do a pregnancy test on first voided urine on awakening in the AM. If negative repeat in 7 days. At the onset of pregnancy there is nothing specific regard symptoms that would differentiate an ectopic pregnancy from a normal intrauterine pregnancy. ...Read more
I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore.
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?
51/w/female. A blood and puss filled sore inside belly button. Drains it and doctors daily. Been there 2 months. Same size just will not heal. Dime size. Help?
Needs further eval: A very unusual place to develop a wound...Any prior abdominal surgery? . Any history of crohn's disease or ulceratvie colitis? ...I would see a dermatologist or a genetral surgeon and be prepared this may need a biopsy and cultures to figure out what is causing it and make a treatment plan to get it healed. ...Read more
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
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
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
Very sore and weeping belly button been occurring for a few years. Clears up and comes back often but always clears up by the time I get an appontment?
Umbilicus: Infection/inflammation of the umbilicus can be chronic or recurrent and at times solid material collects and must be cleaned out thoroughly. Daily cleansing is important. If there is constant signs of inflammation, consult a surgeon or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment suggestions which may involve taking a culture and sensitivity test of the drainage followed by a course of antibiotics. ...Read more
Infection: I suggest you seeyour dr. Today.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yeast or staph: If you have a piercing, this could be a bacterial infection like staph. Even without a piercing, yeast infections also start in that area because it is warm and moist. Clean it carefully with a q tip and some peroxide for a couple of days, and try putting some lotrimin (clotrimazole) anti-yeast cream in the area. If the redness spreads, you get fever or you have increased pain, see your doctor right away. ...Read more
How's it best to treat a sore, red "Inny" belly button. Often damp with sweat as having to wear layers due to the cold.
I have seen doc in ER, he gave me meds however it keeps coming back, puss/ blood/ sore to touch belly button : (this is been going on for a year : (?
Consult your doctor:
If er treatment was unsuccessful you should consult your family doctor or a surgeon
you need a re evaluation with exam and a culture of the pussy discharge and you may need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics and may need exploration of the area if indicated. ...Read more
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
I had a laposcopy a few years ago but have been having problems with what might be an infection in my belly button. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?
Belly button: Firstly any concern of infection should always necessitate a visit with the surgeon and your pmd. More than likely you probably have a stitch granuloma that is causing the problem. ...Read more
Why does my stomach get sore 2"above my belly button after eating rufage? It started after eating trailmix that I made. Never did that before.
Stinging pain and sore in line with belly button off to the left hand side. Mainly when bending forward?
Muscular if active: There are spleen, large & small bowel to consider in rare instances. If pain is recent, after activity, best bet is a strained muscle and take NSAIDs expecting pain to be gone in a week or so. Otherwise, if you are a mature person and pain persists consider colonoscopy, abdominal exam by MD. Doc will determine causes for splenomegaly if found. If persistent send-age, sex, duration, other diseases ...Read more
Red bump inside belly button. Sore and smelly but no discharge. Looks like a burn but haven’t sustained injury to the area.
VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I have had watery diarrhea for almost four days. I also have soreness left of my belly button. I am staying hydrated, drinking electrolyte. I tried imodium yesterday and it helped but it isn't helping today. No fever, headaches or muscle aches. I have als
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
It may be: Infected.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.
I Got a pulling feeling behind my belly button and across that area. Its not sore just feels weird also nippeles small bit dry and tender to touch?
Discomfort: Could you be pregnant? If so do a pregnancy test. ...Read more
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
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?
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