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Sticking Out Belly Button In Men
1)can patent urachus suddenly occur out of the blue at age of 20 in men? 2)can poking ur belly button punture a hole that lets urine leak out?
1) Yes. 2) No.: A patent urachus is a still open congenital connection between the umbilicus (bellybutton) and the dome of the bladder. Poking your bellybutton will not cause it. A patent urachus is manifested by urine leaking out of the bellybutton or infection of the abdominal wall or bladder. Although we usually see it in younger children, it can become apparent in an older child or adult. Surgery is needed. ...Read more
Constipated or preg? Hard mass thing moved when I push on it. Its on about two inches under belly button. Sex end of may 2 neg preg test & 3 mens sinc
Heaviness lower abdomen w/ on/off pain right side near belly button. Stomach felt heavy like air was circulating inside; irreg mens. Mom had ovarian C?
Needs to be seen: Needs to be seen for proper evaluation. Sooner rather than later. ...Read more
My son has a ball on his belly button and I don't know what it is and it makes his belly button stick out?
I am a man and experiencing strong flutters/vibrations under my belly button area quite regularly for the past few days. What is this?
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Hi Dr my son 2yrs 5 months and I'm worried about his belly button. When he breath it shows that sumthin is inside, like a stick. And his button is big?
Size matters: If the diameter across the base of the belly button is 5 cm or more, it may need to be fixed surgically, a very simple procedure. BUT, you need to take him to a pediatric surgeon to get a second opinion on whether this is a good idea or not ...Read more
I am feeling otherwise healthy and under no stress whatsoever but everybday for 10 minutes for the past 3 weeks I am getting vibrations under my belly button area. What is this?! I am a man by the way
What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?
I had my appendix out almost 2yrs ago & I've got something hard sticking out of my belly button that hurts most the time what should I do?
Hernia likely: If you had a laparoscopic appendectomy (surgery via a small telescope), there will be a scar from an incision near the belly button. If this wound did not heal properly a hernia could have developed, this wound be a lump under the incision that is tender, may come and go, usually resolves when lying down, may enlarge in size. There could also be inflammation in the area which could cause a lump. ...Read more
Is sticking my finger in my belly button while pregnant ok? I don't do it hard I just do it to feel it.
Funny is: That is where your mom use to feed you through the umbilical cord. Make sure there is no injury, you should be fine! ...Read more
I have a layer of skin/fat above my belly button that sticks out above my belly button and creases at my naval. My stomach is the shape of a B?
My two month old son has belly button that is sticking out farther than it should and when you press it makes a weird sound? What do you think this could be he acts like he hurts some times
Normal variation: The blood needs to flow without obstruction from the placenta back through the babies loose abdominal muscles to the main blood vessels that take it through the heart. This looseness will gradually tighten over the first year of life as the kid starts doing kid crunches (rolling over, sitting).A fraction have an umbilical hernia with occasional intestinal contents (makes noise). Most self correct. ...Read more
Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more
Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?
Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen, small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion. If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination ...Read more
Can u get a hernia in ur belly button? It doesn't bulge at all, nor hurt really, but kind of goes up & down when I stick my finger in & push. No pain.
YES, umbilical hernia: Yes! Umbilical hernias are common (there is a natural defect from birth-from the umbilical cord). When you push on the hernia-you are 'reducing it'. When a hernia becomes painful they should be repaired (usually with a gortex patch). Most important: an 'incarcerated hernia' where the hernia remains bulged out with severe pain (due to lack of blood flow to an area or bowel intestine)--emergency! ...Read more
Lap appy 2 weeks post op. Hard swollen and feels like a ball bottom of belly button if I stick my finger in It. Pain not constant?
Normal issues: When a laproscopic appendectomy is done, one of the holes they make is under the belly button to insert the camera to see what they are doing. This is a common place to make an incision and the ball you feel at your belly button is just some scar tissue and inflammation that will get better with time. Just monitor the situation and if you see redness or warm and pain then tell your doctor about it ...Read more
Had gallbladder removed 6 wks ago. Having pain near belly button but nothing sticking out like hernia. I do lots of crunches and work out. Help.?
Laparoscopic cholecy: Stectomy is performed thru the belly button. Let the surgeon know that you may have a post-op problem. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby's belly button sticks out and swollen. When I gently push it in, it sounds and feels like it has fluid in it? Is this normal. Thanx
Follow up suggested: If it is not large and easily reduced by pushing on it, it will most likely close with time. ...Read more
I had umbilical hernia repair 8 days ago. However my actual belly button now sticks out further than my belly and now at least 4 times size it was?
You need to make an: Appointment with the surgeon who performed your operation as soon as possible. Something is not correct. ...Read more
Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con
Yes: Mentally imagine the connection, an empty uterus sits in the pelvis. One with a fetus in it grows from there. Usually bulge up to belly button by 20 weeks. Should be setting yourself up with good prenatal care, prenatal vitamin, and obstetrician. ...Read more
Hi there, For my whole life even when I was a baby I've had a lot of abdominal fat, just below my belly button it's always stuck out a lot. To give you a picture of how much it sticks out I have DD breasts and it sticks out slightly more than my boobs. T
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