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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

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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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

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

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?

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