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Dr. Robert Killian
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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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Dr. Umesh Patel
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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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Dr. Edward Seegers
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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days ?

Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days
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IkeM928: We unfortunately dont have your age, but mild inflammation around the umbilicus is not uncommon, and usually caused by not drying well when exiting the shower or bath, to sweating in hot climates, but the important issue is not to mistake that for a periumbilical hernia, where there is usually swelling and pain as well. Keep it dry, report changes AND SWELLING and apply bacitracin ointment. thanks ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
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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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Dr. Walter Evans, II
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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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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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I am a 22yo female with pain right above and around my belly button for 2 days now and bloody discharge from my belly button. It also feels like there is a tiny lump at the top of my belly button.

I am a 22yo female with pain right above and around my belly button for 2 days now and bloody discharge from my belly button. It also feels like there is a tiny lump at the top of my belly button.

Belly button: You will need to be seen by a doc to look at your belly button. There may be a lesion on your belly button or irritation or infection especially if you have a deep narrow one that allows for a build up to collect there and irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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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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