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What Does It Mean If My Belly Button Hurts
There : There are many things that cause umbilical (aka belly button) pain. You may have an umbilical hernia (part of the intestines bulging through a defect around your belly button) or even appendicitis (an inflammation/infection of the appendix) there are other possibilities including irritable bowel syndrome, cancers(rectal, colon), and even kidney problems. The bottom line is umbilical pain can be a sign of a serious condition, and warrants an evaluation by your primary care provider right away. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Belly-button tingles: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked pls. ...Read more
Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. A naval that pops out may be consistent with an umbilical hernia which would warrant medical eval. ...Read more
?Hernia?: A bulge at the belly button is usually secondary to a hernia, which is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall. These bulges often "yo-yo" in and out, but can become "incarcerated" and permanently protrude. Less likely, an infection may be present (omphalitis): this would be warm, red, and very tender. As with most of these situations, it would be wise to see your primary care physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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
Ruptured cyst: You could have a ruptured cyst.Get a more detailed answer ›
You : You may have a umbilical hernia. This means that a part of your intestines may have come through a defect into your umbilicus(belly button) thus causing pain. You will need your doctor to examine you and possibly order an us if this is suspected. If so, you may need surgical intervention. Good luck. ...Read more
Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more
Pelvic pain: There are so many explanations for pain in th pelvis, it is not possible to say it is your uterus. Could be ovarian cysts, ligaments of th pelvis, or muscles and tendons of the abdomen. Is the pain incited by movement of the pelvis or low back? If so it is probably musculoskeletal. ...Read more
Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings. ...Read more
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