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What Does It Mean When Your Belly Button Bulges
Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more
Hernia: It sounds like you may have a small umbilical hernia. The only way to definitively diagnose it would be by seeing your physician. These types of hernias may be sore or tender, but if the bulge becomes large or painful, it may become an emergency. I would get this checked out at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
I have a bulge near my belly button on my left side it doesnt hurt all could it be a baby or is it something else?
I have a small area of swelling a couple inches to the left of my belly button with no pain, just a bulge. What could this be?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
My 3 year old has a bulging stomachs. On the right and left side of his belly button seems like a round bumpy thing, it doesn't hurt him, what is it?
When I lay on my back there is a bulge above belly button centre of rib cage, afraid could this be terminal?
I have a 2 inch diameter bulge about an inch to the left of my belly button on the semilunar line.It is not causing pain,what could it be?
I can feel a small bulge on the top & bottom of my belly button. It is red and swollen and appears to be open more than normal. What can be wrong?
Possible Infection: An umbilical hernia can present as new onset bulging at the top or bottom of the umbilicus, a.k.a. belly button. This may also give it the appearance of being outwardly protruded, if that is what you mean by open. All that said, hernias are not usually red and swollen, unless something is wrong or there is some type of infection present in the area. Suggest having this evaluated in-person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Umbilical Hernia: Symptoms of an umbilical hernia include a knot or bulge near the umbilicus. The size of the bulge may increase during lifting, laughing, straining, or coughing. Usually, the bulge can be pushed back into the abdomen. Symptoms of a serious umbilical hernia may include hernia pain or swelling, abdominal pain, abdominal swelling, vomiting, constipation, or fever. See your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Left side of my tummy has a bulge like fat. near the belly button, i am guessing hernia or just fats?
Is this something to worry about when Im having a pulse on my left side and theres a lump or bulge on my left side? Right beside my belly button.
Possible Aorta: If you are quite slender, it is quite common to feel a tubular mass with a pulse, which is the descending aorta lying just anterior to your vertebrae. if it is enlarging, or you have a extremely flexible joints, it is advised that you be evaluated for an aortic aneurysm. ...Read more
Above my bikini line and below my belly button some there is a hard bulge. It is centered and came after side cramps. Any ideas on it?
Probable hernia: See you primary MD for referral to a surgeon ...Read more
I got my navel pierced about 5months ago.i have an in-y belly button but theres a swollen bulge coming from the side covering the entire hole. help!
Get it checked: This may be an abcess or a cyst-get it examined, ...Read more
Can u get a hernia in ur belly button? It doesn't bulge at all, nor hurt really, but kind of goes up & down when I stick my finger in & push. No pain.
YES,umbilical hernia: Yes! umbilical hernias are common (there is a natural defect from birth-from the umbilical cord). When you push on the hernia-you are 'reducing it'. When a hernia becomes painful they should be repaired (usually with a gortex patch). Most important: an 'incarcerated hernia' where the hernia remains bulged out with severe pain (due to lack of blood flow to an area or bowel intestine)--emergency! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I consistently get a hard bulge that appears in my upper stomach, about 2-3 inches about my belly button. Its about the size of a tennis ball. ?
Hernia: Sounds like a hernia. Best to see your primary care provider for an examination to find out. May or may not need imaging such as ultrasound or ct scan. Timing of examination depends on length of time it has been present, and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had hernia surgery 8 yrs ago. I know i can feel another one above my belly button. Is it urgent if there is no pain? just the bulging feeling?
Bulge in abdomen between sternum & belly button. It only presents when in act of laying down or sitting . Not present otherwise. And not painful.
Hernia: Sounds like a hernia between your rectus a dominos muscles. May be congenital or weakness in your fascia that may be due to weight loss or gain or excessive straining. Should probably get it looked at if it becomes painful or fails to go back down when you lay down or relax. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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