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Belly Button White
Sometimes when I press my belly button, white pus with bad odor comes out. But no other symptoms of pain or fever?
Cyst: You may have a urachal duct cyst. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Urachal cyst- I have fluid leaking through my belly button white yellow colour while on my period. Along with mid abdominal pain. What could this be?
Infection: Sounds like a infection. The cramping may simply be related to your period. See your physician for evaluation for antibiotics and ways to help with the cramping. ...Read more
10 yo had lap surgery 1wk ago to remove a perf appendix. Glue is off his belly button incision. Its white/green but no wetness when dabbed. Infected?
See a surgeon: Hard to comment on this without a direct exam and opinion. Many possibilities here, but all depend on the exam and interpretation of the cause ...Read more
My belly button piercing has this white puss going out of it do I clean the puss away with a tissue or not?
Q tip: Remove the belly button ring, wash with soap and water, clean the area with a q tip 2x2 etc. Apply antibiotic ointment to area and replace the ring. Do this several times aday until the infection cures up. Prior to all of this obtain a culture of the drainage. You may need antibiotics. You cld be allergic to the metal. ...Read more
I have a pimple on my stomach it is about 3 inches above my belly button. It is a white ball and it's red and hard around it. It hurts and had pus.
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
Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If you have a new or large protrusion - that could be an umbilical hernia which would merit medical evaluation. ...Read more
Impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more
More details please: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness & drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. More details pls. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more
No.: Not after you are born. Prior to that time it was the tether that provided all your substance. Funny - it goes from being one of the most important things in your life to being nearly useless. ...Read more
Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more
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