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Sore Inside Belly Button
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
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
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
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'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
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
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
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
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?
Umbilical Hernia: Symptoms of an umbilical hernia include a knot or bulge near the umbilicus. The size of the bulge may increase during lifting, laughing, straining, or coughing. Usually, the bulge can be pushed back into the abdomen. Symptoms of a serious umbilical hernia may include hernia pain or swelling, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, vomiting, constipation, or fever. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Infection: I suggest you seeyour dr. Today.Get a more detailed answer ›
Need more info: I assume there was no trauma. Is it a very deep belly button? Sometimes you can have a yeast infection with ulceration of the skin. If that is the case you can try some anti-fungal powders and keep it as clean and dry as possible. Sometimes keeping a gauze sponge packed into it will help wick out the moisture and keep the skin edges apart. ...Read more
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests an infection and you should consult a doctor. ...Read more