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What Is The Best Treatment For 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
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
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
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
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
Is there special; way to push a hard protruding belly button harnia back in. Iits been 3 days now no luck?
My 18 month old woke up with a protruding belly button after a night of fever. Possible reasons why?
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
Yes: Yes it is. It may improve after delivery. See a surgeon after delivery. ...Read more
Sharp pain below belly button shooting down to groin area just started this morning. Hurts when pushed on. No other symptoms. Causes and Treatment?
Why isn't my strep belly button infection responding to bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds treatment?
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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
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
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
My two month old son has belly button that is sticking out farther than it should and when you press it makes a weird sound? What do you think this could be he acts like he hurts some times
Normal variation: The blood needs to flow without obstruction from the placenta back through the babies loose abdominal muscles to the main blood vessels that take it through the heart. This looseness will gradually tighten over the first year of life as the kid starts doing kid crunches (rolling over, sitting).A fraction have an umbilical hernia with occasional intestinal contents (makes noise). Most self correct. ...Read more
Had gallbladder removed 6 wks ago. Having pain near belly button but nothing sticking out like hernia. I do lots of crunches and work out. Help.?
Laparoscopic cholecy: Stectomy is performed thru the belly button. Let the surgeon know that you may have a post-op problem. ...Read more
What are some options for removing a piece of skin sticking out of belly button in adults, presumably since childhood?
I had my appendix out almost 2yrs ago & I've got something hard sticking out of my belly button that hurts most the time what should I do?
Hernia likely: If you had a laparoscopic appendectomy (surgery via a small telescope), there will be a scar from an incision near the belly button. If this wound did not heal properly a hernia could have developed, this wound be a lump under the incision that is tender, may come and go, usually resolves when lying down, may enlarge in size. There could also be inflammation in the area which could cause a lump. ...Read more
I have diastasis recti, my belly button is now sticking out, is this ok, it is slightly sore to touch, is it my diastasis recti spreading?
Hernia...: Diastasis recti is the separation of the abdominal wall muscles above the belly button which causes a lump when intrabdominal pressure increases as when doing a sit-up. Protrusion of the belly button suggests a different problem - most likely a hernia. I suggest you see your physician for an exam. Good luck! ...Read more
I felt my dads stomach and it felt like a pregnant woman's. His belly button is sticking out. He has a hernia. It hurts for him to sit up. Is that ok?
Not at all okay...: What you've described is quite concerning. While your dad's umbilical hernia may be the predominant issue here, the possibility is very real for significant pathology--like an infected fluid collection (ascites), intestinal obstruction/incarceration/ischemia, tumor, organomegaly, etc. Please ask him to get evaluated and treated ASAP. ...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
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