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What Does It Mean When Your Belly Button Is Swollen
Hi there iam very bloated and belly button is hard and swollen and I got cramps? What does it mean
I am having extremely sharp pain near my belly button. My belly button is swollen and is a black color. It hurts to even stand up. Help?
Belly button pain. It hurts when I do anything. The belly button is swollen and black. It is not an infection. I'm guessing maybe a hernia? Thanks!
Question unclear: What was wrong with your umbilicus to begin with? Has it been treated? With what and for what? Changes in these colors does not sound good. Better to show this to a doctor and be diagnosed correctly than to continue wondering. Best wishes. ...Read more
What should I do? Since this went 4 days with no response I will re post my question. Bloody belly button asked 4 days ago - brooklyn, ny I have had a foul odor coming out of my belly button for about a month and at first it was a little swollen. It ju
You may be dealing with an abscess (infection under the skin). A medical doctor will need to examine you and decide if this is the case. If so, then you will need to be treated with antibiotics. As far as working out is concerned. Often times if you have a small scratch or abrasion in the skin or umbilicus (belly button) as in your case, and you work out there is sweat and bacteria on the skin, this bacteria can get into these small cuts or abrasions (often times microscopic) and cause infection.
Please seek a medical evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more
See your MD, Infected: It may be infected and you should see your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more
Why is the right side of my belly button swollen? I also have pain in my lower back on my left side
? hernia: You may have a small umbilical hernia especially if you are able to push the swelling back inward. I recommend that you have your physician examine this area and advise you. The back discomfort should not be related and the physician can evaluate the back and left sided abdominal discomfort as well. ...Read more
Swollen, hard, discolored, hurts to the touch, sharp pain out of nowhere around the belly button. What is this?
Right side of abdomen has been slightly swollen for 5 months with a sharp pain a few inches from my belly button. Hasn't gotten better or worse?
Get eval: Pain, described as sharp, and for over 5 months, should be evaluated soon. Best wishes. ...Read more
Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?
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
17 days after appendectomy and ot still hurts and is swollen on right side top of belly button...help?
Consult the surgeon: Sounds like a wound dehiscence or infection ...Read more
I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?
Infection is possible, but the only way to make the dx is after an exam.
Please make an apt to see your health care provider. ...Read more
I have a hard lump in upper part of my belly button almost behind it that is a little swollen and extremely painful to touch and it smells aweful?
Incarcerated hernia: This is a true Surgical emergency. Go to ER immediately ...Read more
Right side next to belly button, I feel a lump and it looks swollen, and has redness and it's painful. Also there's a red dot in the middle of it.
Skin infection: It sounds like you have a skin infection. This type of infection is often called a boil. These often start with a clogged pore or hair follicle. You should get medical attention. It may need to be drained in the clinic. If allowed to progress, it can spread and become dangerous. ...Read more
Son's belly button started turning red yesterday. Today it is redder & a little swollen. Do I wait to get him in with his Dr or go to ER. He is two.
My daughter, 6, has a swollen, red belly button, at the outside of it, warm to the touch and itchs a lot. It's completely close due to swelling.
Umbilical infection: That could be an infection of umbilical area, you need to take her to her pediatrician ASAP. Good luck ...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
For the past three days my top part of colon just above belly button has been swollen and very painful. I have had some nausea and little to no appeti?
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