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Is the belly button connected to anything?

Is the belly button connected to anything?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...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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What is your belly button connected to internally?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Where is baby located in relation to belly button?

Where is baby located in relation to belly button?

That will vary : Greatly depending on how far along the pregnancy is. ...Read more

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What organ is next to the belly button and on the left side?

What organ is next to the belly button and on the left side?

Left side: There are many organs on the left side of the abdomen, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, spleen, kidney, fallopian tube's, ovary, but one others. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Where is the baby bump located exactly? Is it bellow the belly buttion about 3 in.? Can a baby bump form right next to a hip?

Where is the baby bump located exactly? Is it bellow the belly buttion about 3 in.? Can a baby bump form right next to a hip?

Midline: Generally it's right in the middle of your abdomen, slowly getting higher and higher. When you are pregnant and 12 weeks out from your last period, the top of your uterus is just beginning to peek over your pubic bone. Until that time, you cannot reliably feel it from the outside. When you are 20 weeks, or half way, the top of your uterus is generally right at the level of your belly button. ...Read more

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Where is your liver? Is it near the ribs or near the belly button? What would cause upper right stomach discomfort?

Where is your liver? Is it near the ribs or near the belly button? What would cause upper right stomach discomfort?

Liver: Your liver is normally in the upper right portion of your abdomen. Pain in the right upper area can be caused by many issues including liver, gallbladder, and other problems. Please consult with a physician if you have significant pain in the abdomen, regardless of location. ...Read more

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Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Slight pain below belly button, in upper right stomach and slightly to the right of the belly button. Is it a cyst or is it appendicitis?

Umbilical Hernia: It is unlikely to be a cyst or appendicitis. appendicitis not only causes pain but fever, loss of appetite, nausea, etc.... it also will worsen in a short time. cysts tend to be short lived and resolve on their own unless very large. I would be concerned for an umbilical hernia which will cause pain that can radiate. worse with straining and better with rest. They are easy to find on exam. ...Read more

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What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could local hardening/swelling mean?

What part of my organs is located to the right of my belly button and what could  local hardening/swelling mean?

Hernia, Appendix, : The sensation you are having could be many different things. It could be a hernia, or a lipoma – which is a benign fatty tumor under the skin, appendix –. Unlikely because it would be very painful, abscess or cellulitis- a skin infection that requires prompt attention & antibiotics. If the skin is red, swollen then it is a skin infection. In this case you need to see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Below the belly button is tingling.What may be the cause?

Below the belly button is tingling.What may be the cause?

Thoracic radiculopat: Symptoms suggest pinched nerve at lower thoracic spine. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an infected belly button piercing?

What is the best way to treat an infected belly button piercing?

See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. This type of infection can potentially be very dangerous due to its location. ...Read more

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What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

What does a hernia in the belly button look like?

A buldge: Usually the 'belly button' (umbilical hernia) protrudes out, not in the usual inward appearance. To check if this is present, you should lie on your back, relax your abdomen, and press in on the buldge and see if it goes in or flat. You may actually feel and soft opening. ...Read more

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Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

Why does my body get a small pain from the belly button to the clitoris?

Many causes: If you are having pain from your belly buton to your genital area, there are many causes possible - so if it troubles you or doesn't go away, you may want to get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do to tighten the lower abdominal muscles, that is, around the belly button area?

What can I do to tighten the lower abdominal muscles, that is, around the belly button area?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included). ...Read more

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I have a black thing deep in my belly button. It wont come out like its attached. Its been there a while and grosses me out. What could it be?

I have a black thing deep in my belly button. It wont come out like its attached. Its been there a while and grosses me out. What could it be?

The Word "Thing": I am sorry but the word "thing' is in no way descriptive. I would advise that a physician look at this in person to evaluate what you really mean. ...Read more

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Is the belly button connected to anything?

Umbilicus: The navel or umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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If an umbilical cord has been detached, why is the belly button still there?

Belly button: The belly button represents the remnant of the blood vessels that attached the fetus to the mother as its source of nourishment. ...Read more

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After the umbilical stump falls off, is the belly button opening supposed to close up? My 3 week old's fused shut. Should it be reopened?

After the umbilical stump falls off, is the belly button opening supposed to close up? My 3 week old's fused shut. Should it be reopened?

Sounds pretty normal: Most cord stumps will separate by a week or so ant the site will seal over by a month.Your description sounds normal.If concerned, cal your docs office and see what they recommend. ...Read more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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Belly button pops out why?

Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause i see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I pop my belly button out?

How can I pop my belly button out?

You can not: The umbilicus is used to deliver nutrition during development. It had a tissue anchor internally so you can not simply flip it inside out. ...Read more

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What does a big out belly button mean?

What does a big out belly button mean?

Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If you have a new or large protrusion - that could be an umbilical hernia which would merit medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more

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How come my belly button hurts so much?

How come my belly button hurts so much?

More details please: 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. More details pls. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

I don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more