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my belly button is bleeding

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience 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

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Recurr/infection?: Must check with your dr: you may have recurrent and possibly infected site of endometriosis.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Belly button: Sounds like you have an infection. Please go in to see someone today before it becomes more severe.
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
If your surgery: was laparoscopic operation through your umbilicus, it could be a delayed infection or suture granuloma. Show it to your surgeon. I don't think it is ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get it checked.: Might have an infection. Constant, chronic bleeding - get it medically assessed. Take care.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible infection: Needs to see a doctor, there shouldn't be bleeding normally, bleeding is a sign of something abnormal, could be an injury , infection, or something mo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colleen Foos
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yeast infection?: Try Monistat for a week. If not better see ob.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Belly Button Bleeds: 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When was the: piercing done? It may not have healed yet. Have you been twisting the piercing jewelry? Navel piercing may take up to 12 months.
A female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
More info please: When did it start? Is there area redness or even drainage? Or does the stinging feel deeper inside your abdomen, like with your organs? Please get bac ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Belly button: Your toddler may have a low grade infection in his belly button. Have him soak in a bath of warm soapy water to which you have added 3 tablespoons of ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Irritation: Chronic irritation of the base of the umbilicus or "belly button" can lead to a small area of inflammed and irritated tissue that can intermittantly b ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience Family Medicine
Infection: Some people have a small pocket at the base of their bellybutton. This can get infected which can cause the bleeding and pain. Please se your doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Irritation/infection: The redness signifies either irritation or infection. The former could be from allergy to clothing. If the area is itchy try applying a cortisone type ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pregnancy: You would have to be 20 weeks along for this size and it would be remarkable at age 48 to be pregnant.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
22 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
No: While there could be a simple explanation such as a scratch, you should consult your pediatrician. There may be an infection or communication between ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
How long after?: Some scarring after any incision is normal. The umbilical incision commonly used with laparoscopy is no exception. The change in appearance could be ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Not great.: one of the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome is a waist circumference of 35 inches or more. By itself, this does not give you a disease state, but if y ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Belly button "outti": Pregnant with the umbilicus( belly button) sticking out ("outti") is quite common at 40 weeks gestation. The good news is that at 40 weeks gestation, ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Belly button: It can accumulate dirt, use a qtip with hydrogen peroxide to clean it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily.: Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You will be OK: Some times small amount of blood under the skin causes bruise ( ecchymosis ) , make sure go back to your surgeon for follow up, and to make sure you ... Read More

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