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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 the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding belly button?

Umbilical hernia: enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased intra abdominal pressure,or volume. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

Please explain what it means if you have a protruding belly button?

Hernia: This is an umbilical hernia, or a weakness in the abdominal wall that allows things on the inside to protrude to the outside such as fat and intestine. If you are having trouble with it, it should be surgically repaired. This can be done under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis with minimal risk of complications. ...Read more

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My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

My baby has a protruding belly button. What harm will that cause him?

Usually none.: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Is a protruding belly button when he sticks his belly out considered a hernia?

Yes: A hernia near the belly button causes a lump in the area that comes and goes, worse when standing or pushing out with the abdominal muscles. Usually goes away or at least a lot smaller when lying down. The treatment is surgical repair if it is causing symptoms. If the hernia becomes stuck out and won't go back inside it is an emergency and you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Health - what causes protruding belly button?

Probably: An umbilical hernia. If you have symptoms, you should have surgical repair. Show it to a surgeon. He should be able to tell you for sure. ...Read more

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Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

Protruding belly button/ who can give answers please?

No problem: It sounds like your baby has an umbilical (belly button) hernia, but your baby's doctor can tell you for sure. 90+% of the time, these resolve on there own by about 4 years old; in fact, using tape, belly bands, or quarters on them seems to decrease the likelihood of it resolving. If it's still there at 4 years old, a surgeon can do a simple procedure to sew it shut. ...Read more

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My five month baby has an inch of protruding belly button. Will that cause him any harm?

Umbilical hernia: Not a problem provided the protruding belly button can easily be pushed in when he is lying down. You can feel an "gap", with your finger, in the abdominal wall fascia deep to belly button. This should close in time, by age 2 - 3-years in caucasian children and up to 5-years in african or aa children. You can also tell if the gap is getting smaller with time. Need 2b reparired if it enlarges. ...Read more

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Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?

Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button  harnia back in.  Iits been 3 days now  no luck?

General Anesthesia: Whatever is "incarcerated" within the hernia, it is unlikely to find its way back in without surgery since the "captured" tissue gets swollen. If you are having significant pain and/or vomiting+/- bloating, you should seek out emergent attention. ...Read more

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My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?

Umbilical hernia: This is most likely an umbilical hernia. Usually these will go away by themselves. If it is still present at age 5 it should be surgically repaired. ...Read more

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What causes a protruding belly button?

What causes a protruding belly button?

Usually hernia : This is usually sign of a hernia. Other cause may be liver disease. U will have to c ur doctor to be examined and then referred to a surgeon for a consultation, if its a hernia. ...Read more

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Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can i have?

Have protruding belly button umbilical hernia by having this what problems can i have?

Untreated hernia: Possibilities if left untreated are enlarging bulge, pain, discomfort and/or pressure. Rarely, whatever abdominal contents are coming through the hole in the abdominal wall (the hernia), can become stuck, and turn in to gangrene. Many factors weigh in to decision to repair or watch. See a general surgeon for more info. Those interested in hernia can be found at Americas Hernia Society website. ...Read more

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Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Is a protruding belly button during pregnancy a sign of hernia?

Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more

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What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

What scar treatment would be best to help a scarred belly button piercing?

Can try these: Mederma and vit e gel caps used as topical treatments can potentially help decrease scarring. Both are available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?

Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?

Appendicitis?: It could be early appendicitis and you should see a doctor for a proper examination. This is particularly true if the pain radiates down towards the right groin. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Is it possible to have an umbilical hernia without the belly button sticking out or it being visible at all?

Yes possible: Small hernias especially obese abdomen , small hernial defects may not be visible as protrusion . If you are suspecious that you have one go to your doctor for clinical examination ...Read more

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I have fungus on my rectum and belly button. I was prescribed a cream that cleared it up then it reoccurred. What other treatments are there?

The cause?: You need to find out what makes you predisposed to fungal infection before you can control it. The treatment can eradicate it but unless the cause can be found the problem will return. I don't believe you CML is causing the problem however. You may need to consult an infectious disease doctor and/or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Yes: Mentally imagine the connection, an empty uterus sits in the pelvis. One with a fetus in it grows from there. Usually bulge up to belly button by 20 weeks. Should be setting yourself up with good prenatal care, prenatal vitamin, and obstetrician. ...Read more

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I tried to spread out my belly button to look deep inside and I saw a red thing sticking out of it. But it's deep at the bottom of my belly button. What is it? I don't think it hurts. Is it connected to something?

Umbilical hernia?: More information needed but the area can develop a hernia. Perhaps you should see a doctor to find out for sure. It is likely benign and can schedule an appointment at your convenience. ...Read more

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Protruding Belly Button (Definition)

enlarged umbilical opening, usaually due to obesity or increased ...Read more