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Infected Tummy Button
I had a tummy tuck 5 yrs ago. They put my belly button back. Is it normal for my belly button to keep getting infected ?
Cyst or suture: Although delayed healing of the umbilicus is very common, once healed it will usually stay closed. Prolonged wound drainage may be an indication of a cyst or suture abscess for infection of permanent sutures used to repair the diastasis. If this does not respond to a course of antibiotics, removal of the suture could be a simple solution to your problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Omphalitis: Signs of infection in a recently separated umbilical stump (omphalitis) would be (1) foul odor (2) purulent discharge (3) redness around the skin (4) warmth to the area, greater than surrounding skin (5) bleeding possible (6) infant sick with fever. Its rare, less than 1% and occurs within the first week of life. If in doubt let your pediatrician or family physician check it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge: You may have discharge, redness, tenderness.Get a more detailed answer ›
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