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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?

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?

Abnormal: The appendectomy done through umbilical port site, hernia, urachal cyst, hernia at surgical site can all be local problems. General surgeon is a good choice -particularly the one who did your surgery. ...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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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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Sore belly button area. Feels like I did some crunches .period currently 7 days late.sore nipples.constipated. bloated. Gassy.ectopic pregnancy or reg?

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

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I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore .

I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore .

See your doctor: A painful, red belly button is likely infected, and may also be symptomatic of a hernia there, if swollen. See a doctor promptly for antibiotics and possible surgery consultation. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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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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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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