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Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
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Why is my friend's belly button bleeding?

Dr. Barry Rosen
Board Certified, General Surgery
29 years in practice
24M people helped
Why is my friend's belly button bleeding?

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 recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Belly Button Bleeding (Definition)

When the umbilical cord is cut, it leaves a stump, which then dries, heals, and usually falls off within 1 - 3 weeks. While the cord is healing, keep it as clean and as dry as possible. In order to keep the cord dry, sponge bathe your baby rather than submersing him in a tub of water. Another uncommon problem is active bleeding. This usually occurs when the cord is pulled off too soon. Allow the cord to fall off naturally, even if it is only hanging on by a thread. In active bleeding, every time you wipe away a drop of blood, another drop appears. If the cord does actively bleed, call ...Read more


Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
2M people helped
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Why is my boyfriend's belly button bleeding?

Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
2M people helped
Why is my boyfriend's belly button bleeding?

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 more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Why is my belly button bleeding constantly?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Why is my belly button bleeding constantly?

Get it checked.: Might have an infection. Constant, chronic bleeding - get it medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What can cause belly button bleeding, discharge?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
143M people helped
What can cause belly button bleeding, discharge?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

Dr. Christine Hom
Board Certified, Pediatrics
25 years in practice
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How to treat belly button bleeding at home??

Pressure: Wash the area gently, and apply direct pressure with a clean washcloth . After the bleeding is stopped, keep your hands away from the area and call your doctor if bleeding starts again. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I just had a cystectomy yesterday and I just wouldl Ike to know if belly button bleeding is normal ?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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I just had a cystectomy  yesterday and I just wouldl Ike to know if belly button bleeding is normal ?

Cystectomy: What type of cystectomy was performed? Was a laparoscopy done via the navel area? In any event,I would notify the surgeon who performed the procedure about your bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Malina Milan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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Is belly button bleeding two weeks after masturbating with a carrot at all connected?

Dr. Malina Milan
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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No: I don't see how these two would be related. If the bleeding persists you should see a doctor. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Riney
Board Certified, Pediatrics
32 years in practice
1M people helped
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
6M people helped
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Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Board Certified, Pediatrics
23 years in practice
6M people helped
Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

See below: Highly unlikely. Some bleeding as the cord separates is normal. If there is mucous coming from the site, or the site is red and swollen, your child should be seen. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Why is my belly button bleeding and painful? This started 2 days ago after i had mirena IUD removed.. Please help...

Dr. Chevies Newman
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
17 years in practice
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Why is my belly button bleeding and painful? This started 2 days ago after i had mirena IUD removed.. Please help...

Association: I have heard no accounts, nor can think of any reason removing an iud would make your belly button bleed. Honestly, outside if trauma, i cannot imagine why your belly button would be bleeding. If its heavy get examined but it's not related to the iud in any way i can imagine. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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