- 1 What organ is behind your belly button?
- 2 Why does it feel like someone is stabbing my belly button?
- 3 What are the symptoms of an infected belly button?
- 4 Why does it hurt when I poke my belly button?
- 5 How do I get rid of the pain in my belly button?
- 6 Why is it bad to touch your belly button?
- 7 Can poop come out of belly button?
- 8 Why does my belly button smell like poop?
- 9 Is it OK to clean your belly button?
- 10 Is it OK to play with your belly button?
- 11 What is inside my belly button?
- 12 Can a belly button get infected?
- 13 Can I pour peroxide in my belly button?
- 14 What did I pull out of my belly button?
- 15 What home remedy can I use to clean my belly button?
- 16 How long do belly button infections last?
- 17 Can you get a hernia in your belly button?
The pancreas is a long, thin organ located behind the stomach, in the upper left side of the abdomen. It produces enzymes to aid in digestion. If the pancreas becomes inflamed, the condition is known as pancreatitis.
Stabbing, knife-like pain in your lower stomach can sometimes indicate a kidney stone. To confirm or rule out a kidney stone an ultrasound or CT scan is required. If you are experiencing nausea, chills, fever, and vomiting in addition to this pain, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Some general symptoms of an infection in the belly button include:
- redness or skin discoloration in or around the belly button.
- itching or swelling of the affected skin.
- a tender mass that bleeds or releases a foul-smelling discharge.
- fever or chills.
- nausea or vomiting.
“The internal lining of the abdominal cavity at your umbilicus (belly button) is called your parietal peritoneum. This structure is exquisitely sensitive and its sensory nerve fibers relay input back to the spinal cord at the same level as the nerves that relay sensation from your bladder and urethra.”
Common home remedies and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines include:
- Eat less food.
- Take small amounts of baking soda.
- Use lemon and/or lime juice.
- Start a BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast) for a day or so for symptom relief.
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
Dr Christopher Hollingsworth of NYC Surgical Associates explained to Lad Bible that often, despite inducing the feeling of needing to pee, touching the belly button actually stimulates the lining of the stomach, so that you think you need the loo, even though you may not.
It is possible for feces or menstrual blood to come out of a belly button. An umbilical fistula, an abnormally developed passageway between the intestines and the umbilicus, can cause fecal matter to leak from the navel.
Share on Pinterest Poor hygiene is the most common cause of belly button smell. Most belly buttons are indented so act as a trap for sweat, deceased skin, and dirt. Few people wash the belly button with soap so germs can develop. The most common cause for a belly button smell is poor hygiene.
Although most people don’t spend much time thinking about their bellybuttons, it’s not a bad idea to clean yours every week or so. Cleaning your bellybutton can help you avoid potential infections, smells, and other results of poor hygiene.
Playing with the navel is even less of an issue than self-stimulating the genitals. It is impossible to stop a baby from self stimulating the parts of the body, and it is wrong to do so. Since it is part of normal development, parents have to accept this.
Speaking of hygiene, the tiny clods of fluff you find stored away in your belly button are particularly unhygienic. A chemical analysis of the stuff, performed by chemist Georg Steinhauser, revealed that it’s more than just cotton from your clothing — it’s also flecks of deceased skin, fat, sweat and dust.
Dirt, bacteria, fungus, and germs can get trapped inside your belly button and start to multiply, which can cause an infection. If you develop a belly button infection, you might notice white, yellow, brown, or bloody discharge seeping out of it.
Here are the steps: Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, you can use water, a saltwater solution, or hydrogen peroxide to clean your belly button. Dip one side of a cotton swab into a cleansing agent and gently wipe your belly button.
A navel stone forms from sebum and keratin that collects in your belly button. One big difference between the two is how they are treated. Navel stones are pulled out of the belly button, while blackheads are sometimes pushed out of the follicle.
Dip your finger or a soft washcloth in a solution of salt water (about a teaspoon of table salt in a cup of warm water) and gently massage the inside of your navel. This should loosen stubborn germs that can cause odor. Then rinse with plain water and pat it dry.
Infections are usually minor. Symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling, and improving hygiene can help. Complete healing can take 9–12 months.
An umbilical hernia occurs when part of your intestine bulges through the opening in your abdominal muscles near your bellybutton (navel). Umbilical hernias are common and typically harmless. Umbilical hernias are most common in infants, but they can affect adults as well.