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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abdominal swelling, or distention, is more often caused by overeating than by a serious illness. This problem can be caused by: air swallowing (a nervous habit), buildup of fluid in the abdomen (this can be a sign of a serious medical problem), gas in the intestines from eating foods that are high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables), irritable ...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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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