Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Heat, Redness And Swelling Around Navel. Why Is It Painful?

Hello. I am having horrible pain, swelling , redness, and heat in and around my navel. The pain is worse toward the inside of the navel with the swelling, redness, and heat mostly about an inch or two around the outside of the navel. Any ideas of what could cause this. It is painful for me to sit down and stand up. Once I am down or up, the pain isn t as severe. If I lay on either side or my stomach the pain persists.
Thu, 6 Jun 2013
Report Abuse
Gastroenterologist, Surgical 's  Response
Its called oomphalitis, You neeou need medication to treatd to show this to your doctor as you need medications to treat this and further investigations as sometimes its because navel sometimes remains connected to the intestine (normally it gets separated during development)
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
Heat, Redness And Swelling Around Navel. Why Is It Painful?

Its called oomphalitis, You neeou need medication to treatd to show this to your doctor as you need medications to treat this and further investigations as sometimes its because navel sometimes remains connected to the intestine (normally it gets separated during development)