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What causes a swollen belly button?

What causes a 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

Dr. James Chapman
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Swollen Abdomen (Definition)

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


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What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

Maybe...: Surgery if you are describing a bulge from an umbilical hernia. See your doctor or a general surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge.?

4 year old boy with red & swollen belly button. No discharge.?

Hernia?: Need to see pediatrician ASAP. Could be an infecction or even a trapped umbilical hernia. Is there pain, warmth, fever, or vomiting? If so, call pediatrician, urgent care, or ER. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Need exam: If this doesn't get better over a few hours or if it is associated with vomiting or fever, best to go to an er for formal examination and history. In women, diagnosing abdominal pain becomes more complicated. ...Read more

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Constipated, been taking Miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily for about 2 months, feel swollen below belly button, left lower quad & rt lower quad?

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

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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

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Why is my belly button swollen and hurts?

Umblical Hernia? Inf?: We do not know your age as it says 2012 years old. Swollen and painful belly button may be due to unblical hernia which is obstructed or infection in that area and nees to be checked by your doctor who knows you from previous exams or go to er and get it checked. ...Read more

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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

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Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. It could be an umbilical hernia. You'll need to see your doctor and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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'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.

Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration ...Read more

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I had keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder 2 days ago. My stomach is swollen and tender near belly button. Is this normal?

I had keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder 2 days ago. My stomach is swollen and tender near belly button. Is this normal?

Possibly: There is to be some expected swelling at the incision sites. You should however address these concerns with your surgeon at your post-operative visit. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swollen belly?

What is the definition or description of: Swollen belly?

Swollen belly=: Abnormal distension of the abdomen, with various etiologies ...Read more

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When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

When does your swollen belly go down after having a hysterectomy?

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

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What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

What are the symptoms of a swollen belly?

Symptoms: Symptoms are what a person feels. You could feel swelling, pressure, bloating, gas, discomfort, constipation, nausea or vomiting, indigestion, lack of appetite, etc. Causes may be liver disease, ascites, constipation, pregnancy, etc, etc. ...Read more

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Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

Can a swollen belly be a sign of a dangerous condition?

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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Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

Can having tubes tied lead to a sick feeling and swollen belly?

No: Tubal ligation prevents ferttilization, 'will not cause sick feeling and swillen belly' very rarely if adhesions are formed like in any surgery, may result, se your doctor. ...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


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Swollen Belly (Definition)

Abnormal distension of the ...Read more