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A 38-year-old male asked:

What do i do about these repeated umbillicus infections for 4 years? i am 18, and ever since i have had an appendectomy in july of 2007, i have had repeated umbillicus infections. 2-4 times per year, i have had pain on the right side of my belly button, a

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
That : That is abnormal and a concerning history. You need to be evaluated by a general surgeon and have a complete evaluation. You may need imaging studies. You may have a persistent duct that needs to be surgically treated.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Get examined: If any of the surgical maneuvers were done by umbilicus, a stitch, or foreign body can cause this. If no surgery, some folks have congenital urachal cysts in that area and can drain. Exam and x-rays may solve this.
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
37 years experience
See your surgeon: If your appy was done laprascopically through your umbilicus you can have a foreign body reaction from a suture. A urachal cyst i believe wld have been found by a ct prior to surgery or at the time of surgery. Go be evaluated by a surgeon to have this area explored.
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Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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