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What Causes Hard Bulge Around Navel After Suffering From Pneumonia?

about 2 weeks ago I had pneumonia. when coughing I felt my navel bulge. i checked with my doctor about 1 week later at a review exam for my lungs and he felt the same hardness i did at my mid to lower navel. he is rechecking me for cleared lungs next week & then the navel hardness. any ideas?
Tue, 11 Jan 2022
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Hello,

These are related to the inflammation of the airways in pneumonia itself. With the healing process it will disappear. No worries.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Jolanda Nikolla, Pulmonologist
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What Causes Hard Bulge Around Navel After Suffering From Pneumonia?

Hello, These are related to the inflammation of the airways in pneumonia itself. With the healing process it will disappear. No worries. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Jolanda Nikolla, Pulmonologist