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What causes lump in belly button area?

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Posted on Tue, 26 May 2015
Question: have a little ball size shape that developed in my belly button area curious what it might be. was thinking an umbilical hernia.
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (1 hour later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

If this lump in your navel has appeared recently and it is more evident when you contract the abdominal muscles ( coughing ,straining etc) and it can be easily pushed back ,then most likely it is an umbilical hernia.
It is very small and if you don't have any symptom at all ,it may not require treatment but is should be observed if it gets bigger with time.

Hope it helps.
Feel free to ask if you have any other question.

Kind regards,
Dr.Rovena Murati
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (3 hours later)
at the tip of the hernia it's like a little scabby and lightish gray color but no pain when touching or moving
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (14 hours later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hello again.

I apologize for the delay in answering your follow up query.

If there is no pain associated with a dark color like bruised ,that would suggest a complication of the hernia called strangulation , there is nothing to worry about.
Right now the hernia is very small so there is no reason to think of any complication.
I would suggest to consult a general surgeon and discuss with him the treatment options.Surgery ,that will correct the defect in abdominal wall is the definitive solution for this condition.

Take care.
Dr.Rovena
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (6 hours later)
Alright was just concerned because it's so hard to see a surgeon right away, the main thing that concerns me is the scab or weird color at the tip of the hernia as if something wants to pop out. besides that no pain and it is not tight just that tiny scabby crust at the tip concerns me
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (19 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello.

I am sorry for the delay.

The color in the top of the hernia ,is expected to be different because the content of the hernia is fatty tissue ,omentum etc and during straining abdominal organs like intestines and pushed through the defect on abdominal wall and the skin covering it can get thinner exposing it's content.
If the area is not inflamed (red ,warm and painful) you don't need to worry.
This is not an emergency but your should make an appointment with a general surgeon to get the hernia repaired.

Take care.
Dr.Rovena
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rovena Murati (2 hours later)
Im glad out of all the Doctors I was able to speak to an Albanian one, thank you for everything I've made an appointment with a surgeon best of luck to you and your career .
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Answered by Dr. Rovena Murati (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Thank you.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you very much for you kindness.

I wish you all the best.

Take care.
Dr.Rovena
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes lump in belly button area?

Brief Answer: detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello. If this lump in your navel has appeared recently and it is more evident when you contract the abdominal muscles ( coughing ,straining etc) and it can be easily pushed back ,then most likely it is an umbilical hernia. It is very small and if you don't have any symptom at all ,it may not require treatment but is should be observed if it gets bigger with time. Hope it helps. Feel free to ask if you have any other question. Kind regards, Dr.Rovena Murati