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What does your belly button say about your health? Here's all you need to know

Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST
  • The belly button may seem small, it serves several important functions and can provide valuable insights into a person's health and well-being.
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The belly button, also known as the umbilicus, is the scar left behind after the umbilical cord is cut at birth. While it may seem like a small and insignificant part of the body, the belly button actually serves a number of important functions. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST

The belly button, also known as the umbilicus, is the scar left behind after the umbilical cord is cut at birth. While it may seem like a small and insignificant part of the body, the belly button actually serves a number of important functions. (Freepik)

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Infection: A red, swollen, and painful belly button may be a sign of an infection, which can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. The infection can spread and cause more serious health problems if left untreated. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST

Infection: A red, swollen, and painful belly button may be a sign of an infection, which can be caused by bacteria, fungus, or yeast. The infection can spread and cause more serious health problems if left untreated. (Unsplash)

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Hernia: A bulge or protrusion around the belly button may be a sign of a hernia, which occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Hernias can cause discomfort, pain, and other complications. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST

Hernia: A bulge or protrusion around the belly button may be a sign of a hernia, which occurs when part of the intestine or other tissue pushes through a weak spot in the abdominal wall. Hernias can cause discomfort, pain, and other complications. (Unsplash)

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Omphalitis: Omphalitis is an infection of the belly button that can occur in newborns and young children. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and discharge from the belly button, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST

Omphalitis: Omphalitis is an infection of the belly button that can occur in newborns and young children. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and discharge from the belly button, and if left untreated, it can lead to serious complications. (Unsplash)

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Umbilical granuloma: Umbilical granuloma is a condition that can occur in infants and young children where the tissue around the belly button becomes red and swollen. It can cause discomfort and discharge, and if left untreated, it can lead to infection. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 18, 2023 10:29 AM IST

Umbilical granuloma: Umbilical granuloma is a condition that can occur in infants and young children where the tissue around the belly button becomes red and swollen. It can cause discomfort and discharge, and if left untreated, it can lead to infection. (Unsplash)

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