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What should I do if my newborn's belly button is bleeding?

What should I do if my newborn's belly button is bleeding?

Bleeding: Apply direct pressure and have it checked. Sometimes it is related to separation of the cord. Sometimes it may mean your infant is prone to bleeding. It needs to be stopped and assessed. All the best. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?

My newborn umblical cord fell off today, what's the best way to take care of her new belly button?

Clean gently: Clean gently with soap and water. Make sure you rinse and dry it. That should be all you need to do. If it starts to get irritated or infected, see your family physician or pediatrician right away! ...Read more

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What should I do if my newborn's belly button is full of air?

What should I do if my newborn's belly button is full of air?

Umbilical hernia: Is very common in newborn babies. It will appear like the belly button is full of air but it is actually protrusion of the intestinal wall which is, itself, full of air. These usually close spontaneously over years. It the protrusion cannot be pushed back in or the baby has pain you need to go right in to the doctor. Ask your baby's pediatrician to confirm ...Read more

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I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?

I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?

BELLY BUTTON BITE: SORRY, I CANNOT TELL YOU WHICH BUG BIT YOU. WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST IF IT PERSISTS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

I don't have any health insurance and my belly button is oozing pus and blood and smells and it hurts below the belly button?

Skin infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Would be reasonable to clean the area out with soap and water and a Q tip. May use a dab of a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, triple antibiotic, etc. Try to keep it clean and dry. If this progresses you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 7 week old had his belly button silver nitrated because of oozing after his cord fell off. Now the skin is coming off and oozing worse. What to do?

My 7 week old had his belly button silver nitrated because of oozing after his cord fell off. Now the skin is coming off and oozing worse. What to do?

INFECTION: If the belly button is still wet after the cautery with silver nitrate to dry it, it means there is infection. You are instructed to clean it with alcohol after the cautery and if it did not dry up let your dr. See it again. ...Read more

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Will newborn need surgery for belly button bleeding?

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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Belly button bleeding with oozing a clear fluid in it, no piercing. Am I dying of something bad?

Belly button bleeding with oozing a clear fluid in it, no piercing. Am I dying of something bad?

Not normal: You need an exam and other testing, not normal to have that happen for now reason or if no piercing or surgery has been done. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

I have Crohn's and my belly button hurts really bad and is oozing pus and blood and stinks horrible. Any idea of what it is?

Infection: From your description it sounds like an infection. Please see a doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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Hello, I gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should I do?

Hello, I gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should I do?

It is likely Infecti: Infection of the skin and soft tissues deeper to the skin is common when you get piercing done under unhyegenic conditions. You may need to see a doctor to get this problem treated with antibiotics and for removal of this foreign body before you get into more serious health problems. Live a simpler life to keep your life less complicated. ...Read more

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7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

7 weeks after C-section developed oozing from stiches, rash and swelling from belly button down to tighs. Rash is now all over my body? What can it be

Postop infection: I would be concerned for a post op infection - as 7 weeks after surgery - there should not be drainage / oozing from the incision. Redness is also a sign of infection. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Can I wait to see the doctor or go to the emergency room. Belly button is filling with fluid slight yellow color from no visible cuts or abrasions. Two bumps oblong in shape next to each other. Discomfort when oozing which is becoming more frequent.

This: This is not an emergent situation unless you have a high fever or severe pain. You may have a cyst or abscess. Try warm compresses and neosprin over the area twice a day. If this does not work, schedule a routine office visit with your primary care provider. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder out 11 days ago, belly button oozing puss and light pale blood but not a lot. Sore red painful. Docs r useless and not helping me.

Wound infection: Needs to be opened, drained, lavaged and possible antibiotics Call Surgeon immediately and if to no avail the go to ER not associated with your surgery ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: Try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

I don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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