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What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

?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 more

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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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What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

What does it mean when your belly button itchs?

Navel infection.: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button pops out?

What does it mean when your belly button pops out?

About 10% of: Individuals have a protruding navel (outie). However, what you described could be an umbilical hernia. Your doctor should be able to diagnose if you have an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button tingles?

What does it mean when your belly button tingles?

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

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What does it mean when your belly button is itchy?

What does it mean when your belly button is itchy?

Differing reasons: The navel may itch due to yeast infection, contact dermatitis (soaps, lotions or piercings), eczema, hives, and stretching of skin during pregnancy. Bacterial infection is another possible cause. Some people may experience itching with an umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

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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What does it mean when your belly button is red and crusty?

What does it mean when your belly button is red and crusty?

Umbilicus : It's difficult to say without actually seeing the affected area, however you appear to describing Psoriasis. The umbilicus can be involved in Psoriasis. Check to see if there is any family history of psoriasis in your family. Allergic Contact Dermatitis amongst other conditions may also cause similar skin eruption. You should consider visiting a Dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

Bleedin body piercin: It means that you should have been smart enough not to have gotten the piercing originally. Sometimes when the piercing is done, a small blood vessel can be nicked which does not easily close. You must remove whatever ornament you have hung on yourself and let it heal, and see a dermatologist. ...Read more