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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 doesn't hurt all could it be a baby or is it something else?
Hernia is but one: POSSIBILITY. You need to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 more
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 I'm having a pulse on my left side and there's 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 there's 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 more
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.?
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?
Hernias: Are not an emergency if not incarcerated (stuck) if its reducible it can be followed up by your surgeon ...Read more
Bulge in abdomen between sternum & belly button. It only presents when in act of laying down or sitting. Not present otherwise. And not painful.
5 weeks after hernia surgery I have very firm baseball size bulge above my belly button. When will this go away?
I'm 23 and on my lower abdomen, in line with my belly button, I have two veins that bulge out a little on the right side. Should I be worried?
What causes bladder bulge?? I saw a 15 year old girl in a boat on instagram and I noticed she had a bulge below her belly button. What Causes it?
Do all hernias have to bulge out? Feel it under the skin by belly button and it hurts really bad. 7 wks out from gallbladder surgery.
My husband had a cramp in stomach 2 weeks ago now his belly button is bulging he has fever and redness around it and is in sever pain.?
See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite serious and there should be no delay in seeking medical attention. There is no way to tell whether this is coming from within the abdominal cavity or the pain is due to skin or facial plane infection, but in any event this needs immediate evaluation and care. Good luck. ...Read more
Scar right above belly button from laparoscopic gall bladder surgery 4 years ago. Suddenly scar is bulging when prev was indent. What causes this?
Laparoscopic gallbladder removal 5 days ago. Now slight, 5cm radius, puffy bulge left of belly button (not on incision) aches if pressed hard. Hernia?
Possibly: Please consult your surgeon- you must be examined. ...Read more
I haven't had a bowel movement in a week. My stomach is bulging near my belly button and there's something hard there is it my intestine like backedup?
I have a bulging lump right above, going through, and below my belly button that's associated with a lot of pulsating movements, tightening cramps and?
Wokeup nasues stomach pain/like cramps feels like a bulge above belly button and I shake like im cold usually when my sleepin is messed up what cud b?
Hernia?: An epigastric her ia is possible and easy to diagnose on a physical. ...Read more
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