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Swollen Belly Button
Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more
An enlarging abdomen over what is normal for you, can develop over a period of hours to weeks. This excludes obesity, common causes are gas in the intestine, fluid in the abdomen, pregnancy, and rarely cancer. A CAT scan or ultrasound will show what is going on. Would be helpful to know if there are other symptoms, such as pain, ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain, 1-2 inches under belly button on right and left side. Swollen belly button, stomach feels heavy. Not constipated or gassy either.
My daughter, 6, has a swollen, red belly button, at the outside of it, warm to the touch and itchs a lot. It's completely close due to swelling.
Umbilical infection: That could be an infection of umbilical area, you need to take her to her pediatrician ASAP. Good luck ...Read more
Constipated, been taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for about 2 months, feel swollen below belly button, left lower quad & rt lower quad?
Constipation.: If your feeling of constipation is persistently requiring use of laxatives, you should have an evaluation performed to find out why you have had this change in your bowel habits. Laxatives are good only for occasional use and should not be required on a long-term basis. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Boyfriend slipped in once not even full penetration. No missed periods. Now my stomach seems swollen around belly button. I look prego. Can I be?
Pregnant?: One way to find out is to purchase a pregnancy test at your local pharmacy. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed monday. I did heavy lifing yesterday and started to bleed and swollen above the belly button. Sever pain and bruising.
Call your surgeon: It could be s small collection of blood or fluid under the skin, or the sutures on the inside may have pulled through the tissue causing a "hernia". Usually when stitches pull through tissue this early after an operation we call it a "dehiscence". In any case, you need to be seen by your surgeon in the office today. ...Read more
Why is the right side of my belly button swollen? I also have pain in my lower back on my left side
? hernia: You may have a small umbilical hernia especially if you are able to push the swelling back inward. I recommend that you have your physician examine this area and advise you. The back discomfort should not be related and the physician can evaluate the back and left sided abdominal discomfort as well. ...Read more
I just had csection last month, and just now I have a swollen lump on my belly button and im scared. What could this be? It also hurts.
C-section: I recommend you call your obstetrician right away. Tell them what you are experiencing. You should be evaluated to make sure what is wrong. ...Read more
I've had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.
I had keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder 2 days ago. My stomach is swollen and tender near belly button. Is this normal?
Swollen belly=: Abnormal distension of the abdomen, with various etiologies ...Read more
Few months: It depends on the surgical approach, but it is not uncommon for women to experience "swelly belly" for a few months after hyst. A support girdle type undergarment may help with discomfort. ...Read more
Yes: If your baby's belly appears larger than normal, they should be examined right away. If they are fussy, the swelling could be a sign of infection or blockage. If not fussy, it could be due to a growth or mass. It could also be due to a less serious but more common condition such as constipation or gas. ...Read more
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