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My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

My baby has a hard pus lump near belly button-what is this?

MRSA: May be one of the bad infections called MRSA (methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus). Take the baby to the pediatrician, may need pus drainage followed by antibiotics. ...Read more

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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My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and I keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

My belly button has a lump and it had brown pus and I keep cleaning it and now there blood what do I do I can't go to the dr today no pain now?

Possible cyst: I would see either general surgeon or a dermatologist to see if you have a cyst or something that may be deeper in your belly button. There could be an infection. ...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?

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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That's a lump in my belly button it hearts it stated when I poked it and there's brown pus I have yeast cream and antibiotic but can it be a hernia?

That's a lump in my belly button it hearts it stated when I poked it and there's brown pus I have yeast cream and antibiotic but can it be a hernia?

Doubtful: Hernias typically only cause skin ulceration when very large. Sounds more like an infected skin appendage such as a hair follicle or sweat gland. You should call a doctor however for a physical exam to check it out soon - before the weekend. ...Read more

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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.

See a doctor: Preferable a surgeon. This has the potential to be serious or to become serious and you should be examined, cultured and treated. It may require imaging studies, so be prepared. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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I have a small lump inside my belly button and I keep getting smelly discharge?

I have a small lump inside my belly button and I keep getting smelly discharge?

Urachal cyst?: It seems likely you have a urachal (also called umbilical) cyst, a minor congenital anomaly. It should be corrected, which is a fairly minor surgical procedure: if not corrected, it could get infected, which would be at best unpleasant and perhaps serious. See your GP (ideally at a time when the discharge is present). Good luck! ...Read more

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60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. What's this?

60Y/o Female Breast with lump, boils with pus discharge, swelling of the arm and affected breast. Discoloration of the affected part. What's this?

Very serious: This is very serious and something that should be seen and evaluated by a breast surgeon immediately. It could be an abscess or it could be a cancer but it definitely does not need to be ignored or observed any longer. ...Read more

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Small hard anchored lump just outside belly button at about 6 o'clock when looking at it. Tender when squeezing slight redness over area. No drainage.

See your primary: Could be many things? If you don't have a belly ring then most likely is a small cyst or lipoma. Would want to know if you feels these bumps anywhere else. Try warm soaks but would have your primary doctor look at it ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump inside my belly button. I had one on the outside also. It is red and leaks pus that has a foul smell. Is it serious?

I have a pimple like bump inside my belly button. I had one on the outside also. It is red and leaks pus that has a foul smell. Is it serious?

Umbilical infection.: Previously answered, but brieflly--infected material, needs to be removed and drained and possibly need antibiotic--see your primary doc or general surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

What can cause a red bump inside the belly button with brownish smelly discharge?

Infection / abcess: Enough said. Should be cleaned out and kept clean and dry. Possible antibiotics if more than superficially infected. ...Read more

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I think I cut my belly button. Now I have what looks like bump almost new skin but not all of my belly button is red. Its sore and it yellow discharge?

I think I cut my belly button. Now I have what looks like bump almost new skin but not all of my belly button is red. Its sore and it yellow discharge?

Infection: Soreness and yellow discharge suggest infection. The first line of treatment is hygiene. Take a shower making sure to thoroughly but gently lather the area then rinse well. Afterwards, apply hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and gently clean out the navel twice a day. If it doesn't clear up in a couple of days, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Red bump inside belly button. Sore and smelly but no discharge. Looks like a burn but haven’t sustained injury to the area.

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can constipation cause belly button pus?

No: Constipation, difficulty having a bowel movement, is a completely internal problem. And the belly button is external. So there is no connection. ...Read more

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Belly button is draining yellow pus. How do I stop this?

Belly button is draining yellow pus. How do I stop this?

Get is checked.: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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I had a tubel ligation 5yrs ago and I have been having some pain in my belly button and some pus is coming and I still have my suture what can I do?

I had a tubel ligation 5yrs ago and I have been having some pain in my belly button and some pus is coming and I still have my suture what can I do?

Very unusual: See your doctor as your sutures should have dissolved within 8 weeks after your surgery. If non-absorbable suture was used, it could be causing an infection. Please see your surgeon as soon as possible so he/she may remove the suture if that is indeed what is causing the infection. ...Read more

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I've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

I've got pus coming out of my belly button what could this mean?

Infection: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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My belly button has pus coming out of it and it hurts, what could be wrong?

Pus: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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I had a appendix removed a month ago. Why is pus and blood coming out of my belly button?

I had a appendix removed a month ago. Why is pus and blood coming out of my belly button?

Unusual: Best to call ; see your surgeon. May have a late wound infection or simply draining serona fluid or delayed reaction to sutures. Contact your surgeon. ...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?

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 old belly-button piercing hole has semi-solid, white pus coming from it when I squeeze and is red - had baby 9 days ago. Do I need to do anything?

My old belly-button piercing hole has semi-solid, white pus coming from it when I squeeze and is red - had baby 9 days ago. Do I need to do anything?

Sebum: Do not put anything into the piercing. Wash in shower. See a DR if it is very sore or swollen. Avoid bacitracin, neosporin, triple antibiotic as these will do no good and are common sensitizers. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy belly button and yellow pus like liquid?

What can cause an itchy belly button and yellow pus like liquid?

Infected cyst: You should see your doctor so he/she can inspect it and provide antibiotics, if needed. ...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?

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

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Pus and bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...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