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What Is The Belly Button Attached To
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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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
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
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
On the top of my belly button it is hard underneith the top lip of belly button...no pain, if i tuch it and caugh it does not move. .how to tell herni?
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
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
No: Baby won't feel that at all. Take care. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Sharp pain from belly button to the bladder as if a string were attached, happens when stretching abdomen, about once a month, pain last about an hour?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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