What Is a Navel Stone

What Is A Navel Stone?

Navel stones are small hard white or yellowish bumps found on the skin around the navel area. They may look like little red dots, but they are actually tiny pieces of bone called omphaloliths. These bones grow very slowly and usually don’t cause any problems until puberty when they become visible in young girls. However, these growths do not hurt at all and there is no need to worry about them. There are several theories about what causes navel stones. Some say it’s due to a virus, some think it’s due to an infection, and others believe that it could be caused by a tumor. But whatever the reason, the only thing that matters is that they go away after puberty.

How Do You Get A Navel Stone?

You might get one if you have certain genes such as those from your mother or father. If you have both parents who had the same type of gene, then chances are that you will too. For example, if both of your parents were carriers for the gene for omphaloliths, then chances are that you will also develop navel stones.

Some women have two types of navel stones; one is round and soft and grows under the skin around their belly button while another kind is flat and hard. These are known as secondary omphaloliths.

How Do You Get Rid Of A Navel Stone?

If you want to get rid of your navel stone, all you have to do is have it removed by a medical professional. This can be done by a general practitioner or even a dermatologist. They usually just use a small tool or needle to get rid of the stone. Afterward, there will be a small red dot where the stone used to be. This usually heals within a couple of days. The doctor may also prescribe you an antibiotic to ensure that the wound doesn’t get infected.

If you have any further questions about navel stones, make sure to contact your primary physician.

What Are Other Names For A Navel Stone?

A navel stone is also called an omphalolith, belly button stone, or terbutjet.

Can You Get A Navel Stone From Something Else?

You can get a navel stone from a virus that lives in your body called human papilloma virus or HPV. This is the most common cause of navel stones. You can get this virus from unprotected sexual contact. This virus can also harm your reproductive organs, so if you notice any unusual bumps or warts around your genitals or in your genital area, you should seek immediate medical attention.

What Is A Secondary Omphalolith?

A secondary omphalolith is a hard and flat stone that grows from the skin surrounding the belly button. These are rarer than other types of navel stones and do not cause any pain or discomfort. They are often difficult to detect unless you press very firmly on that particular area.

What Is A Common Name For A Navel Stone?

A navel stone is also sometimes called a belly button stone.

Sources & references used in this article:

Omphalolith: The Ugly Navel Stone by G Plewig, AM Kligman – ACNE and ROSACEA, 2000 – Springer

A navel stone mimicking a urachal sinus by H Nakano, T Watari, Y Suganami, Y Tokuda – Case Reports, 2014 – casereports.bmj.com

Citrus-fruit improvement: a study of bud variation in the Washington navel orange by AD Shamel, LB Scott, CS Pomeroy – 1918 – books.google.com