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A 43-year-old female asked:

My son 16 started with bellybutton pain than very sensitive to touch day five it pertruded out no puss he is in hospital 5 he's on 3rd antibotoic?

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Dr. Benjamin Kim
General Surgery 43 years experience
Talk to his MD: Incarcerated umbilical hernia can be painful and protrude- and should be promptly operated on. If there is an infection like and abscess it could be drained. Changing antibiotics may indicate they have identified a bacteria and sensitivities. Less commonly, urachal cysts or omphalo mesenteric cysts can be infected. Ask.

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Last updated Jan 25, 2015

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