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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


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My skin tender n red around belly button, but belly button is fine?

My skin tender n red around belly button, but belly button is fine?

Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ointment. If the reddened area burns or feels warm, apply antibacterial ointment like neosporin. If redness spreads, see your physician as oral antibiotics may be needed. ...Read more

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Tenderness above belly button on my abdomen (no where else) when touched or pressed on. What is this and should I be conserned?

Tenderness above belly button on my abdomen (no where else) when touched or pressed on. What is this and should I be conserned?

Many causes...: Tenderness above the belly button is associated with multiple possible causes from functional causes like gas to mechanical causes like hernia. Persistence of symptoms warrants bring up to your physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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The bump im my belly button is soft and tender but around it there is a hard redish bump that is getting bigger. What is wrong with me?

The bump im my belly button is soft and tender but around it there is a hard redish bump that is getting bigger. What is wrong with me?

Trouble: Hernia and inflammation!
may have bowel compromised, or dead fat caught in the defect.
Seek care now this can cause peritonitis and very ill.
There are a couple of other possibilities but these are dangerous. ...Read more

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I run regularly, but when running today I felt a twisting/knot - like pain right below my belly button to the right. It's tender to touch.

I run regularly, but when running today I felt a twisting/knot - like pain right below my belly button to the right. It's tender to touch.

Few possibilities: My guess is that it is an abdominal wall muscle strain, and it will resolve within a few days. Perhaps it will resolve after your next bowel movement. Some more serious internal disorders would be appendicitis, diverticulitis, twisting or volvulus of the intestine. If the pain is associated with fever, vomiting, diarrhea, very severe colicky pain, then obviously check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my stimach above my belly button feel tender?

Why does my stimach above my belly button feel tender?

Hernia, maybe: Could be that you have an umbilical hernia, or swelling around the belly button. Any number of skin conditions or local trauma to the area could also cause pain. ...Read more

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Tender bottom of belly button is this pregnany sign?

Tender bottom of belly button is this pregnany sign?

Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

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Can your belly button feel tender if you have a blood clog?

Can your belly button feel tender if you have a blood clog?

Blood Clot: You don't say where the blood clot might be, but no, I would not expect a tender belly button from any blood clot not directly affecting the belly button. ...Read more

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I have swelling by my belly button and it's tender and it's 2inlong and 2 in wide right side

See Doctor: Tough to say over the computer. It may be a small umbilical hernia or a cyst, or minor infection if you have a belly button piercing, etc. See the Doc and get an evaluation so the proper diagnosis can be made and then the best treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Whenever I push on my abdomen just under my belly button it is tender but it is not tender anywhere else on my abdomen. Should I be concerned?

Whenever I push on my abdomen just under my belly button it is tender but it is not tender anywhere else on my abdomen. Should I be concerned?

Umbilical hernia: It is possible that you have an umbilical hernia. This is a tear in the abdominal muscle around your belly button. You should have this confirmed by your medical doctor. Sometimes they can be left alone, sometimes they need to be surgically repaired n. ...Read more

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Yesterday I bent and had sharp pain in my stomache near my belly button. Now the pain is lower and to the right of my belly and tender to touch.

ER now: It sounds like you may have appendicitis. Pain starts near the belly button and then moves to the right lower area. Other symptoms include fever, possible vomiting, decreased appetite. ...Read more

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I have a small bump about two inches below my belly button, its the size of a dime and there is no discoloration. It also is very tender. What is it?

I have a small bump about two inches below my belly button, its the size of a dime and there is no discoloration. It also is very tender. What is it?

More information...: We need more information on this to give you a better impression. Is it itchy? How did it start and when? Any blisters? If it has been going on for a while and growing in size? Soft, lumpy? If just an isolated bump it could be a fatty tissue mass or a cyst. However, for a definite diagnosis you would need to see a provider who can examine you and give a better impression of it. ...Read more

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I have a freckle that recently raised and is very tender to the touch, even a shirt hurts when it touches its about 4.5 inches left of my belly button.

See a dermatologist: This could be a traumatized nevus (mole) but given this limited forum I cannot say for sure. I would suggest you see a dermatologist to help you come up with an answer. ...Read more

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Abdomen tender to touch on right side just above belly button. Have IBS.?

Abdomen tender to touch on right side just above belly button. Have IBS.?

Probably not: It is unlikely to develop IBS at 59. If you already have a diagnosis of IBS, then this pain cold be related. ...Read more

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24 yr old female abdomen below my belly button was tender to touch with some cramping for 2 days and is now gone what could it have been?

24 yr old female abdomen below my belly button was tender to touch with some cramping for 2 days and is now gone what could it have been?

Poss ruptured cyst.: If you are not on birth control, you get a follicle (ovulation) cyst every month. Sometimes that cyst will rupture and bleed internally, which can cause pain that can last a few days. ...Read more

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Belly Button feels tender w/ pain when I touch it. It does not hurt to stretch/cough. Not sure what to do, I feel a slight lump when pressing into it.

Cellulitis: You may be describing cellulitis or soft tissue infection of bely button, which is much more common these days given tendency to get piercings. Care is same as infection anywhere else. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/piercings/art-20047317 for more info. If not responding to simple home remedies, go see your Family Doc for antibiotics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain from belly button down to crotch. Pain isn't persistent. Area is slightly tender to touch. Pain is sometimes on right, middle or left side. W?

Pain from belly button down to crotch. Pain isn't persistent. Area is slightly tender to touch. Pain is sometimes on right, middle or left side. W?

See a dr: Lower abdominal can be due to appendicitis, kidney stones, bowel inflammation, hernias. It is difficult today without an examination, You will need further evaluation and abdominal ultrasound to help decide on the cause of the pain. Please see your nearest urgent care clinic ...Read more

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Pain on left side above belly button that is tender to touch. I've also been experiencing pain that comes and goes.

See physician: Any distended organ (a loop of intestine, for example) will cause that. You need your physician to evaluate this. He/she is likely to need Xrays, ultrasound and blood tests to complete the workup and provide appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I had surgery last Saturday and still very tender around the belly button also red, hot and a hard lump, constant pains?

I had surgery last Saturday and still very tender around the belly button also red, hot and a hard lump, constant pains?

Not normal: A surgical site that is red, hot & tender a week from surgery is not normal. Have your surgeon or GP made aware of your symptoms & have it checked. ...Read more