A 40-year-old female asked:

What can cause your belly button to bleed its sore bleeding light and i hurt all over

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 27 years experience
Need more info: I assume there was no trauma. Is it a very deep belly button? Sometimes you can have a yeast infection with ulceration of the skin. If that is the case you can try some anti-fungal powders and keep it as clean and dry as possible. Sometimes keeping a gauze sponge packed into it will help wick out the moisture and keep the skin edges apart.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Consider these...: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked pls.
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Last updated Mar 18, 2013


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