Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
164 Doctors are Online

Pain in the belly button while coughing, constipation. Treatment?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Practicing since : 1994
Answered : 9083 Questions
I am constipated, go once aweek after using laxatives - stool hard, dry, use a surgical glove to help get the feces out. Now I have a very sore belly buttton, especially when I cough.
Posted Sat, 14 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 46 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Pain in the belly button could be due to a muscle strain due to improper stretching or an infected belly button.
Obesity, lack of navel cleansing or exposure of navel to sun might also contribute to the pain.
General cleanliness is the most effective way to avoid such infections.
I encourage you to consult your physician for a good local examination and prescription of proper antibiotics for treatment.
I hope this answers your query effectively.
In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor