What causes swelling in navel?
Umbilical granuloma or hernia
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
The commonest causes of swollen belly button seen in day-to-day's practice are as follows:
- Granuloma meaning development of a small mass with inflammation.
- as a part of umbilical fistula.
If the swelling is in the belly button, does not cause pain and can be reduced back without any discomfort, which pops on coughing but easily reducible, this may be an umbilical hernia.
If the pain develops in a known hernia, this is indicative of obstruction
If the swelling does not increase or reduce on coughing and straining, it is possibly a granuloma. If may cause pain, and/or gives discharge of pus and blood on infection.
I hope this answers your query,
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well, I've looked again my belly however its not swollen but pain and soar and little redness inside. is there any different?
Thanks for your feedback.
Not much of a difference, As per your history there is pain, soreness and little redness inside. This is indicative of an umbilical granuloma, a mild inflammation or infection.
Would you like to try something at home or see a Doctor?
also, yes, I would like to try some home and see doctor both.
any suggestion for trying something home?
Clean with Hydrogen peroxide and liquid povidone iodine.
The commonest cause is that the dead skin remains there and acts as a foreign body to cause this problem.
You can try a simple thing at home.
Clean the umbilicus with hydrogen peroxide, it will remove the material out of the umbilicus. Do not worry if it bleeds a bit. Clean thoroughly.
This may expose a red granuloma, clean over it too.
Apply liquid Povidone iodine at the end. NO ointment please.
Repeat this for a few days and your problem may go off.
Consult a Doctor if you can not clean the area, or bleeding and pus or internal infection is more.
You may then need a small course of prescription based antibiotic and other medicines as per the clinical evaluation and cleaning by a Doctor.
Rarely a small surgery may be needed if the granuloma is large.
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