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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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Laparoscopic surgery on a perforated bowel 10 days ago. had dressings off today. had a shower and small amount of pus and discharge from bellybutton?

Laparoscopic surgery on a perforated bowel 10 days ago. had dressings off today. had a shower and small amount of pus and  discharge from bellybutton?

Local infection: You most likely have a wound infection from one of the port sites. Bring this to the attention of your surgeon. In most cases minor wound care will allow for this to heal. ...Read more

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Smelly discharge coming out bellybutton. Try to keep it clean and dry but continues, recently with a bit of blood. Has happened before. What now?

INfection: It's possible to get infected cysts in this area. If it can't be cleared up with cleaning with peroxide, folowed by thorough drying, and applying an antibacterial ointment possibly followed by heat you may need to see a clinic for antibiotics/evaluation. ...Read more

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I just had brown discharge from my bellybutton with no pain and just had a tubal 5 months ago now I'm freaking out?

Skin reaction: I assume you had a laparoscopic procedure with an incision at the edge of the belly button, in which case you might have a stitch reaction, or a resolving small hematoma... ...Read more

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I am 54 female with abdominal and pelvic pain. I have difficulties upon urination. I've also been having discharge from my bellybutton.

I am 54 female with abdominal and pelvic pain. I  have difficulties upon urination. I've also been having discharge from my bellybutton.

Time to see a Doc: If your discharge is from your belly button, a visit to your doctor is absolutely necessary. Please don't delay. This can get bad, very fast. ...Read more

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I have vaginal irritation, discharge i can see inside & pain below my bellybutton. I took metrogel or BV & flucanzazole for precaution what's the prob?

I have vaginal irritation, discharge i can see inside & pain below my bellybutton. I took metrogel or BV & flucanzazole for precaution what's the prob?

See gynecologist: You and the discharge need to be examined to clearly establish a diagnosis. This cannot be done over the internet. Go see someone and get managed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 19 year old male. I have a zit like thing on the inside of my bellybutton. It has a yellow discharge and also blood. Smells bad as well. Help?

I am a 19 year old male. I have a zit like thing on the inside of my bellybutton. It has a yellow discharge and also blood. Smells bad as well. Help?

Umbilical granuloma: It sounds like you have an umbilical granuloma, a fancy word for an infection of the belly button. It needs to be treated and surgically removed. ...Read more

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Got an smelly foul discharge from belly button?

Got an smelly foul discharge from belly button?

Patent urachus?: Ask your physician whether you have a patent urachus that may have reopened. That's my first and foremost concern. ...Read more

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Discharge from belly button piercing after 9 months of having is that normal?

It is not.: I would see a derm as possible infection, or reaction allergy from jewelry. ...Read more

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My partner has discharge of blood coming out of her belly button is this to do with goulbladder?

No.: There is no connection between the belly button which is outside the body and the gallbladder which is deep in the interior.

This is irritation or superficial infection of the belly button. Clean out with soap and water. Apply topical antibiotic ointment until cured. ...Read more

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I've had white pus discharging from my belly button for close to 4 year, it comes and goes what can I do?

Soap and water: Clean the area with soap and water, alcohol pads or going to see your primary care physician. ...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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I have recently been getting a dark brownish black discharge from my belly button that smells bad. I have showered and cleaned it out but it remains.

See an md: Sounds like you may have an infection, I would go see an MD for an exam. Just use soap and water on your skin and avoid probing the area until you are seen. ...Read more

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My belly button gets very red with discharge and very painful at times.Have had it forever but now flaring up much more frequently, what's the cause?

It may be ...: a possible infectious process like a fungal infection or bacterial infection. It could be from noninfectious causes like psoriasis, an inflammatory skin condition. There are other causes but these tend to be even more rare. Your best bet is to see your doctor so that they can appropriately examine you and figure out which is most likely. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Redness inside belly button. No pain, itching or discharge?

No problem: Likely just a friction phenomenon. You can try a barrier (lotion/cream) moisturizer but the old school mantra holds . . . no pain, no itching, no discharge = no problem. ...Read more

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Belly button is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days ?

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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I have a red, inflamed belly button that has a discharges and gets crusty skin, what causes this?

I have a red, inflamed belly button that has a discharges and gets crusty skin, what causes this?

Not sure but: Difficult to say for sure but hernias can occur in area and become irritated, old scar tissue or granuloma from prior surgery, rarely a sinus or fistula especially in crohn's disease, tumor or tumor related lymph node occur there, eczema, maceration from obesity, yeast infection. Best to have examined, a scraping for exam under microscope, culture and possibly an ultrasound or ct scan. Get an exam. ...Read more

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My daughter is having belly button discharge that hurts she's 15 years old, what might be causing this problem?

My daughter is having belly button discharge that hurts she's 15 years old, what might be causing this problem?

Umbilicus infection: by multiple bacteria is the most common cause, 2nd is yeast infection of umbilicus (umbilicitis). Third is a fistula developing at the site of previous birth, and possible is intraperitoneal infection . All has to do with some type of infection though so please take her to healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...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