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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean When Your Navel Itches

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I've started getting this uncomfortable pinching/itching sensation right behind my navel under my skin, what could it be? Should i be worried?

I've started getting this uncomfortable pinching/itching sensation right behind my navel under my skin, what could it be? Should i be worried?

Depends: Your report says that you already have had umbilical hernia surgery. How long ago was that surgery? Was mesh used? Possibilities coukd range from nothing wrong to recurrent hernia. If concerned needs a physical exam with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an umbilical hernia repair few mnths back.Now my navel is itching all the time and inside its raw and smelly. Could it be infected?

I had an umbilical hernia repair few mnths back.Now my navel is itching all the time and inside its raw and smelly. Could it be infected?

Yes: It could be infected but it also may be normal odor from sweating. Sutures can also work their way out of the hernia repair. Return to you doctor and ask them, they should be able to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my skin really itches after a hard drinking session?

What does it mean if my skin really itches after a hard drinking session?

Allergy or bile: You may have an intolerance or allergy to alcohol. If it is an allergy you would itch due to the allergy cascade and release of histamine. If you have considerable liver damage from alcohol you may have cirrhosis of the liver and have a build up of bile products in the blood which then cause itching. ...Read more

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Aspecific back area itches: upper left 1/4 area. Often severe. Sporadic. What does this mean?

Aspecific back area itches: upper left 1/4 area.  Often severe. Sporadic.  What does this mean?

Nostalgia parastheti: This is a localized itching or even burning sensation on the upper back which will become disclosed from scratching and rubbing. There is damage to a small nerve fiber .Treatmentvcan include topical steroids and anesthetic, for resistant cases an injection of dilute steroids and anesthetic can improve the condition. ...Read more

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Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Rectal itching: I assume you are talking about your rectum. Itching and bleeding of the rectum usually means a hemorrhoid. However if it does not respond to treatment for that then it should be examine by a physician. ...Read more