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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Get help from Derm: you need to see a dermatologist. it might be an infection or something worse.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Unusual: Best to call ; see your surgeon. May have a late wound infection or simply draining serona fluid or delayed reaction to sutures. Contact your surgeon.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience in Dermatology
Possible cyst: I would see either general surgeon or a dermatologist to see if you have a cyst or something that may be deeper in your belly button. There could be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
It could be: a chronic infection or even a fistual like a patent urachal cyst see your doctor for a culture and further work up
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Urachal cyst: Umbilical hernia, urachal cyst, some other skin infection, or cyst. Potential danger. See general surgeon.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recomme ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Skin infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Would be reasonable to clean the area out with soap and water and a Q tip. May use a dab of a topical antibiotic ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: Infection is possible, but the only way to make the dx is after an exam. Please make an apt to see your health care provider.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Omphalitis: This occurs among people with very deep navels [persistent urachus] who have hairy skin on the abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs on the sides which c ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
It sounds like it's: Infected/ abscessed. See your dr for treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequen ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience in Wound care
To vague: Pain and blood in and of itself is abnl. If no trauma ie piercing then it is more imperative that you see a doctor to make sure u don't need surgery t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infected impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Several causes: Could be several issues, possible urinary tract issue, uterine issues, intestinal issue, or even a small umbilical issue, etc, etc. If it persist, th ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Exzema: Eczema is often associate with allergies and also food allergies. It is no dangerous but could be worked out with a doctor to find the cause. I ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Uncertain.: Redness? Warmth? Swelling? Pus? ^ tenderness? Red streaking? Get it medically evaluated.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cleanse & watch: Do cleanse you belly button with soap and water. Keep a watchful eye to see if there is bleeding again. If you find bleeding again, it would be pruden ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Not normal: You may have infection . You need to see doctor
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Get checked : It could be a hernia or something else- needs to be checked out.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Abdominal pain: The causes are many, so if symptoms persist or worsen get examined
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Skin infection: A skin infection centered in the belly button can do that (especially if overweight or the area is not exposed to air). The first step is gentle clean ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Many symptoms: Please go as soon as you can to the nearest Emergency facility.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pa ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not likely to be: related. Blood can be skin irritation, infection, or even skin cancer, so show it to your doctor immediately.
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