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Only brown periods for past 2 months and my stomach is protruding near my belly button. Any diagnosis? Negative pregnancy test.

Only brown periods for past 2 months and my stomach is protruding near my belly button. Any diagnosis? Negative pregnancy test.

Brown is Blood: I am not sure what you are missing. Brown is the color of blood when it has lost all of it's oxygen. Your 'brown periods' are your periods the past two months. Of course you are not pregnant. ...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


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Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Red very itchy rash dr aid she didn't know what it is all over back chest inner thigh neck arms shoulders had for two days bad itchy skin

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

Postop infection: I would be concerned for a post op infection - as 7 weeks after surgery - there should not be drainage / oozing from the incision. Redness is also a sign of infection. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button In spots. ?

I have a strange rash around the groin area and comes up near my belly button  In spots. ?

Rash: tough to diagnose rashes over the computer. In the groin one would consider a Tinea cruris (Jock itch) or fungal infection, BUT, as stated, get an exam to properly diagnose and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 5year olds skin is itchy all over with no visible rash or dryness. Bloodwork (full panel and allergy) came back perfect. The itching wakes her up.

My 5year olds skin is itchy all over with no visible rash or dryness. Bloodwork (full panel and allergy) came back perfect. The itching wakes her up.

Itching: Dry skin can cause itching, try a miosturizer such as cetaphil restroaderm or vanicream products (with minimal additives and no fragrances). Be sure the lab work included a cbc, chem 14, and TSH (thyroid screen). Change detergent to all-free and avoid fragranced fabric softeners and bath soaps. See a dermatologist if all else fails. ...Read more

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I have a rash(1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area , no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?

I have a rash(1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area , no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?

Navel Rash: It could be a belt buckle rash? Or simply b/c of your jeans (the nickel part where the button is to close it)? Treatment is with prescription cortisone like vanos or clobex. ...Read more

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My daughter has had severe pain around the belly button and vomiting for the last 6 months comes and goes ultrasound shows air around a swollen kidney?

My daughter has had severe pain around the belly button and vomiting for the last 6 months comes and goes ultrasound shows air around a swollen kidney?

What do the Drs say?: How old is she? What diagnoses and treatments so far? This question does not contain enough information for any informed opinion. If your current care is not satisfactory ask to be referred to other Drs. ...Read more

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Itchiness around rectum, for almost 2 years, results are negative for parasites, the itch goes away under betamethasone treatment, but returns.

Pruritis ani : Is the condition. There are various causes including yeast infections, hemorrhoid, bile salt malabsorption, perspiration and dietary intake. Read about it online and see your doctor. Your diary of symptoms about when it is worse or better will be helpful. ...Read more

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I've had a rash location inner thigh area and penis for several MONTHS. 24M HSV2 test results neg. Itchy Red dots. Leaking lesions on penis. ?

I've had a rash location inner thigh area and penis for several MONTHS. 24M HSV2 test results neg. Itchy Red dots. Leaking lesions on penis. ?

See urologist: Sounds like you may have contracted an infection which may be from STD. Since the problem has been present for over 3 months, it's time for you to consult a doctor preferably an urologist. ...Read more

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Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area. Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Took cephalexin for infection. Now have itchy, flaky skin on my scalp, in my ears, & pelvic area.  Allergy meds/creams don't work. Still have inital infection.?

Allergy vs fungus: This could be an allergic reaction although it should be everywhere on your body, not just scalp, ears and groin. It could very well be that the Cephalexin has suppressed your immune systems synergistic bacteria that keeps typical candidal fungus species at bay and this is the side effect. Happens a lot with women treated for urinary tract infxns then getting yeast infxn due to the antibiotic. ...Read more

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In past couple of days, my skin has become very itchy. I'm itchy all over from my palms to scalp, back & tummy. No signs of bug bites.?

In past couple of days, my skin has become very itchy. I'm itchy all over from my palms to scalp, back & tummy. No signs of bug bites.?

Liver disease: Diffuse itchiness without a rash can sometimes he's a symptom of liver disease. If you have dark urine, yellow eyes or abdominal swelling you should certainly see your doctor. It would not be unreasonable to see your doctor anyway to check your liver enzymes. ...Read more

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Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger, not spreading to other areas. What is it?

Itchy ring like rash above anus, goes onto both "cheeks" Has been there for couple weeks. Getting larger,  not spreading to other areas.  What is it?

Anal rash: Most likely you have a yeast infection of the anus and buttocks. It can be very itchy. You can use over the counter anti fungal cream such as miconazole or clotrimazole twice a day applied to clean dry skin to treat this rash. Treat until the rash resolves. If it does not resolve, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Male 66 has itchy red rash around and in navel, some bleeding?

Omphalitis: Sometimes seborrheic dermatitis or psoriasis. Chronic omphalitis is most often a young male adult who has a hairy abdomen with a deep navel. Persistence of the embryonic urachus may pull the umbilicus in deep. The hairs have tiny barbs which make them stick deeply into the umbilicus where they are irritating. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more