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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

Uracheal cyst: Among many other potentially more serious diagnoses such as cancer, fistulae, ruptured umbilical hernia, etc... The most common condition causing the problem is a uracheal cyst remnant that's draining. Get it looked at. You'll need antibiotics and likely a resection of the cyst if it persists. ...Read more

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What could cause pain,discharge,and a little bood from belly button? Also kind of have a mild discomfort in the pelvic area not sure if related.

What could cause pain,discharge,and a little bood from belly button? Also kind of have a mild discomfort in the pelvic area not sure if related.

Pelvic pain: Endometriosis (abnormal occurrence of uterine tissue outside the uterus (womb) can cause abdominal and pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle. If there is some endometrial tissue in the umbilicus, it may bleed similarly. See a Gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. Whats the reason for the pain?

Pain near the right side of my belly button. Had a medical abortion three weeks ago. Still have brown discharge. Whats the reason for the pain?

Important to follow up: Make an appointment with your healthcare provider. You need to have follow-up HCG levels to confirm pregnancy has ended. They will evaluate for infection also. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my belly button and discharge coming out is this a reason to go to the emergency room?

I have a sharp pain in my belly button and discharge coming out is this a reason to go to the emergency room?

Yes: It seems you may have an infection. If your physician is unable to walk you in today, then go to the ER for evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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My husband has a bloody discharge from his belly button and pain in his stmach he also has watery stool that is black in color what is wrong with him ?

My husband has a bloody discharge from his belly button and pain in his stmach he also has watery stool that is black in color what is wrong with him ?

GI bleed: I suspect your husband is hemorrhaging from an ulcer in a meckel's diverticulum due to ectopic gastric mucosa in the structure. It has also reopened the omphalomesenteric duct. He needs to be seen now. ...Read more

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I have clear discharge leaking from my belly button I have pain around it and it seem to itch also and the clear stuff smells horrible?

I have clear  discharge leaking from my belly button I have pain around it and it seem to itch also  and the clear stuff smells horrible?

Belly Button Infxn: Stinky or smelly belly button discharge is a vivid sign of infection. The infection over belly button causes it to develop red color painful swelling and discharge curd-like substance. Believed to be caused due to some specific conditions such as the belly button piercing, fungal infection, yeast infection, ultraviolet rays and overweight, the infection produces pus within the navel. See doc! ...Read more

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I've recently had bleeding and discharge from the belly button it started as a pain then started bleeding with discharge . All my lower stomach tender?

I've recently had bleeding and discharge from the belly button it started as a pain then started bleeding with discharge . All my lower stomach tender?

That's an : Unusual picture. Spontaneous bleeding fron the navel followed by lower abdominal pain? I would get seen for that one, it's quite unusual. No trauma? No peircings? No previous surgery there? Maybe you'll find a better answer but that's a new one on me. Increasing low abdominal pain is a reason to go in despite the bleeding navel. Get back with us on that one, teach us something. Good luck. ...Read more

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Repeat occasions of belly button pain and bloody discharge expelling. Doc says its nothing but keeps coming back every few months? Doesn't smell bad.

Urachus/fistula: You may have a pathway from your bladder or bowel to your umbilicus? Ask your doctor to check this out. Or a cyst that fills up? All the best. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Drainage (Definition)

Fluid coming out of an open area or wound. This can be infected ...Read more


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