A 53-year-old female asked:
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51/w/female. a blood and puss filled sore inside belly button. drains it and doctors daily. been there 2 months. same size just will not heal. dime size.help?

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Dr. Richard Sheppeck
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
Needs further eval: A very unusual place to develop a wound...Any prior abdominal surgery?..Any history of crohn's disease or ulceratvie colitis?...I would see a dermatologist or a genetral surgeon and be prepared this may need a biopsy and cultures to figure out what is causing it and make a treatment plan to get it healed.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Marianna Post
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Definitely : Definitely yes, go see your doctor, it sound like it might be an abscess, it might need to be drained, and you will need a course of antibiotic.
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Area: This area of the body where there can be more bacteria on the skin already. Did you have trauma or injury to the area?
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You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful.: You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful.

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