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What does it mean when your belly hurts and belly button is swollen?

What does it mean when your belly hurts and belly button is swollen?

Umbilical hernia: Those symptoms are usually due to a hernia. You should be evaluated by a physician. The physical examination alone can confirm the diagnosis most of the times. If it is indeed a hernia, it could be repaired with a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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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Hi there iam very bloated and belly button is hard and swollen and I got cramps? What does it mean

Hi there iam very bloated and belly button is hard and swollen and I got cramps? What does it mean

Hernia?: Your description of your belly button as hard and swollen, along with your other symptoms, makes me think of an incarcerated umbilical hernia as a worst case scenario. You should be evaluated right away in an ED as sometimes this requires urgent surgery. ...Read more

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My belly button is swollen inside. Should I be concerned. It is not sore?

Swollen umbilicus: Sounds like an umbilical hernia. If it is not bothering you, you can just monitor it for now. Be sure your primary care doctor knows about it so when it becomes symptomatic he can refer you to a surgeon for repair. ...Read more

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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!

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!

Emergency: A black belly button that was previously normal colored is an emergency! It could be indicative of a persistent urachal cyst or tumor or hernia. This may benefit from ultrasound or MRI evaluation. I would go to an emergency room and not wait until monday. ...Read more

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Why is my belly button swollen and hurts?

Why is my belly button swollen and hurts?

Umblical Hernia? Inf?: We do not know your age as it says 2012 years old. Swollen and painful belly button may be due to unblical hernia which is obstructed or infection in that area and nees to be checked by your doctor who knows you from previous exams or go to er and get it checked. ...Read more

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My belly button looks less swollen, but it looks as if it is turning blue black. .. Why?

My belly button looks less swollen, but it looks as if it is turning blue black. .. Why?

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

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I just notice my belly button was a little swollen like but doesn't hurt could it be dangerous?

I just notice my belly button was a little swollen like but doesn't hurt could it be dangerous?

Umbilical hernia: Tou could have an umbilical hernia. Try pushing the swelling in. If it goes away that's what it usually is. If it becomes painful it really swollen or red call your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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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: 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

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What causes a swollen belly button?

What causes a swollen belly button?

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

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What do I do when my belly button piercing is swollen?

What do I do when my belly button piercing is swollen?

See your MD, Infected: It may be infected and you should see your doctor and have it checked. ...Read more

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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

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Swollen, hard, discolored, hurts to the touch, sharp pain out of nowhere around the belly button. What is this?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely you have an umbilical or peri umbilical hernia with fat trapped in it. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?

Swelling above belly button after gaulbladder removal but keyhole wounds are fine it's red and swollen?

It maybe a sign of: Inflammation or infection. Clean the area with peroxide then apply neosporin. Follow up with your surgeon. If it worsens, u may need to take oral antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is done for a swollen belly button lump and pain?

Maybe...: Surgery if you are describing a bulge from an umbilical hernia. See your doctor or a general surgeon for an examination. ...Read more

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Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Swollen lower abdomen right under my belly button male?

Hernia: This could be an abdominal wall hernia or a hiatal hernia. Either way you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

I have pink blood in my belly button and it feels a little swollen and painful in the deep belly button tissue. Infection?

Possible: 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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Possibly wait: In the absence of fever, drainage, vomiting, or severe pain, your pediatrician would be the best person to consult with. ...Read more

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Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Swollen skin around my belly button ring. Remove it?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. It could be an umbilical hernia. You'll need to see your doctor and find out exactly what it is. ...Read more