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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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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 ?

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

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I have seen doc in ER , he gave me meds however it keeps coming back , puss/ blood/ sore to touch belly button :( this is been going on for a year :(?

I have seen doc in ER , he gave me meds however it keeps coming back , puss/ blood/ sore to touch belly button :( this is been going on for a year :(?

Consult your doctor: If er treatment was unsuccessful you should consult your family doctor or a surgeon you need a re evaluation with exam and a culture of the pussy discharge and you may need to be treated with appropriate antibiotics and may need exploration of the area if indicated. ...Read more

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Hi last night I started to get a soreness pain a little above my belly button Sometimes it hurts when I move and it also hurts when I massage the area?

Hi last night I started to get a soreness pain a little above my belly button Sometimes it hurts when I move and it also hurts when I massage the area?

Small intestinal colic.: This type of symptom can be related to viral infection, emotional stress, or something you've eaten. I don't suggest you do anything unless it gets significantly worse. ...Read more

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I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?

Wet dressings.: You can try wet dressings, using water with a bit of salt dissolved in it, 2-3 times per day. But if the discharge increases and/or it becomes painful, you really should see a doctor because you may be developing an infection. ...Read more

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I had a laposcopy a few years ago but have been having problems with what might be an infection in my belly button.. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?

I had a laposcopy a few years  ago but have been having problems with what  might be an infection in my belly button.. Soreness and a bit of odd odor?

Belly button: Firstly any concern of infection should always necessitate a visit with the surgeon and your pmd. More than likely you probably have a stitch granuloma that is causing the problem. ...Read more

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Almost 4 weeks after lap chole and still get occasional pain and soreness around belly button. Especially if I walk a lot. Is that normal?

Almost 4 weeks after lap chole and still get occasional pain and soreness around belly button. Especially if I walk a lot. Is that normal?

Stitch granuloma: Some times the stitch irritates try to come to surfce called stitch granuloma or stitch abscess, see your surgeon he will remove it and soreness will go away. ...Read more

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Ive had a swollen belly for a few weeks, seems to get worse as day progresses. Also just noticed soreness and small lump in belly button.

Possible hernia: You may have an abdominal wall or umbilical hernia. If you feel any pain or unable to reduce swelling by finger pressure or any change in overlying skin color should check with your doctor promptly. These are the signs of incarceration ...Read more

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Could a UTI cause soreness around belly button and 2 inches right of it? I have no pain when urinating but am urinating often. What else could it be?

Could a UTI cause soreness around belly button and 2 inches right of it? I have no pain when urinating but am urinating often. What else could it be?

Maybe: Tough to say for sure, but your bladder is located supra-pubicly and your symptoms may be related to a bladder infection. The frequency can be a symptom. If ti persists, see you dr for a urinalysis and an evaluation, best wishes. ...Read more

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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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