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My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

Get it checked.: 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

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


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My belly button is bleeding and i just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?

My belly button is bleeding and i just put mupirocin ointment on it I have had this happen several times since my gallbladder surgery in 2002?

If your surgery: Was laparoscopic operation through your umbilicus, it could be a delayed infection or suture granuloma. Show it to your surgeon. I don't think it is anything deeper than your abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Why might the inside of my belly button be bleeding?

Why might the inside of my belly button be bleeding?

Cyst: You may have an urachal cyst present from when you were a baby. Let your doctor take a look at it and see. ...Read more

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Why is my belly button ring bleeding so much?

When was the: Piercing done? It may not have healed yet. Have you been twisting the piercing jewelry? Navel piercing may take up to 12 months. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy done 1 week ago, but 3 days ago my belly button started bleeding, ill stain my shirts, with blood is this normal?

I had a laparoscopy done 1 week ago, but 3 days ago my belly button started bleeding, ill stain my shirts, with blood is this normal?

Abnormal: Any bleeding or drainage from a laparoscopic incision is concerning. Please contact the surgeon that performed the laparoscopic procedure to schedule a follow up appointment or return to the Urgent Care or ED where the procedure was performed for evaluation. ...Read more

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My stomach bloats often I sleep a lot, what could be causing this? During my menstrual it hurts very badly and my belly button was bleeding also

My stomach bloats often I sleep a lot, what could be causing this? During my menstrual it hurts very badly and my belly button was bleeding also

Endometriosis: One common cause of severe pain during menstruation is endometriosis. This is when the lining of the uterus is found in other parts of the body, commonly within the pelvis. Bleeding from the belly button, especially if it bleeds at the same time as menstruation, could be due to this condition. You might consider seeing a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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My belly button is bleeding with dark red blood. also, there is pain in the stomach constantly. Nothing seen from sonography.on antibiotics since 2days?

Bleeding from: The belly button is usually due to infection, so give the antibiotics some time to work. Occasionally it is due to a congenital anomaly, urachal remnant or cyst, connecting to the belly button. Call your doctor if it is getting worse or not starting to clear up over the next couple of days. ...Read more

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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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My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

If : If it is still bleeding, or she has a wound or pus she needs to see a doctor. She may be dealing with an infectious process. She may need antibiotic treatment. It is difficult to say without actually seeing the area in question.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Why is my friend's belly button bleeding?

Why is my friend's belly button bleeding?

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

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Why is my belly button bleeding constantly?

Why is my belly button bleeding constantly?

Get it checked.: Might have an infection. Constant, chronic bleeding — get it medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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Why is my boyfriend's belly button bleeding?

Possible infection: Needs to see a doctor, there shouldn't be bleeding normally, bleeding is a sign of something abnormal, could be an injury, infection, or something more serious. ...Read more

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I have to do some heavy lifting at my job. Could that be the cause of my belly button bleeding?

I have to do some heavy lifting at my job. Could that be the cause of my belly button bleeding?

Not usually: Belly button bleeding that is not from picking at it raises a concern... Maybe there is a fistula or something and it is not a symptom I would ignore. Please be seen. ...Read more

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I have a bump in my belly button that's been bleeding. My doctor didn't even look at it and said it was an abcsess. Is there anything else it could be?

I have a bump in my belly button that's been bleeding. My doctor didn't even look at it and said it was an abcsess. Is there anything else it could be?

Vitelline duct : This could be a vitelline duct remnant, a leftover from your maternal fetal connection to your mother. Sometimes in young adults there will be the development of an inflammed and draining site in the base of the umbilicus. The repair is simple, much like an umbilical hernia repair. There may be a bad smell from the drainage. I suggest you seek the opinion of a surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my belly button bleeding and painful? This started 2 days ago after I had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed. Please help...

Why is my belly button bleeding and painful? This started 2 days ago after I had mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD removed. Please help...

Association: I have heard no accounts, nor can think of any reason removing an iud would make your belly button bleed. Honestly, outside if trauma, I cannot imagine why your belly button would be bleeding. If its heavy get examined but it's not related to the iud in any way I can imagine. ...Read more

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It appears to have stopped now but my belly button has been bleeding (sometimes bright red sometimes seemingly watered down) and is sore? No bad smell

It appears to have stopped now but my belly button has been bleeding (sometimes bright red sometimes seemingly watered down) and is sore? No bad smell

See doctor: Bleeding without any known reason should be checked by a doctor. The soreness suggests that there may be an infection going on. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts and is bleeding with a very foul order. I am 48yo diabetic male, 6'3", 300#?

My belly button hurts and is bleeding with a very foul order. I am 48yo diabetic male, 6'3", 300#?

Umbilical Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Time to go see your physician and get this checked out. Take your blood sugar log with you as well. Don't delay this could be very serious. ...Read more

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I'm a 23-year-old male and my belly button sometimes hurts and is bleeding sometimes. At least I think it's blood? It's red? Also, like when I clean it

I'm a 23-year-old male and my belly button sometimes hurts and is bleeding sometimes. At least I think it's blood? It's red? Also, like when I clean it

Get checked: It may be that you cleaned it too harshly and caused some local trauma. The redness and pain may also be signs of possible infection so it's better to get it checked by a doctor. Try not to clean it yourself until you get it checked. ...Read more

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My 6 month old's belly button it's bleeding slightly. Is this normal?

My 6 month old's belly button it's bleeding slightly. Is this normal?

No: While there could be a simple explanation such as a scratch, you should consult your pediatrician. There may be an infection or communication between the belly button and inside the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my belly button and its imflamed and bleeding and smells?

Your Doctor: No substitute for seeing your pcp, this issue can't be resolved on the net or on the phone. ...Read more

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Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Belly button is bleeding 7 days after laparoscopy?

Some times yes: Not unusual, some times inflammation at umbilicus takes time to clear may bleed slightly, also the stitch may irritate causing minor skin infection, talk to your surgeon and go for follow up visit. ...Read more

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