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Newborn Belly Button Bleeding
After birth, the blood vessels in the umbilical cord spasm and then seal over, and when the cord dries, the blood vessels have retraced and scarred close. Any blooding from the navel would be belly button bleeding. Bleeding would suggest inadequate healing of the umbilical cord stump or presence of inflamed tissue such ...Read more
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
Why is my belly button bleeding? I don't have a piercing. It looks like it ripped open on the inside. It's not dripping out but it moist with blood.
Bleeding from navel: After birth, the blood vessels in the umbilical cord spasm and then seal over, and when the cord dries, the blood vessels have retraced and scarred close. Any blooding from the navel would be belly button bleeding. Bleeding would suggest inadequate healing of the umbilical cord stump or presence of inflamed tissue such as a pyogenic granuloma. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I just had a cystectomy yesterday and I just wouldl Ike to know if belly button bleeding is normal?
Not normal: You need an exam and other testing, not normal to have that happen for now reason or if no piercing or surgery has been done. ...Read more
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
5 month old duaghter we were in bath I noticed her belly button bleeding I can pull it back there seems to be an opening she seems to be fine no crying no fever
5: 5 months old is a little old to still be having problems with the belly-button. Most kids lose their umbilical cords a few weeks after they are born and the belly button heals within a few days after that. It could be an infection, injury, granuloma or something she was born with, but if her belly button is draining or bleeding, she should be seen by her doctor. ...Read more
Hi I have had nausea, pain above belly button, bleeding between periods, more than 30 day menstrual cycles what could it be?
See your GYN: First thing is to check a pregnancy test if you are sexually active (even if using contraceptives). Some women have abnormal spotting while they are pregnant. Either way, you'll end up seeing your gynecologist: if positive for management of the pregnancy, and if negative for further evaluation. ...Read more
Not normal: That is not a common thing to happen. A doctor needs to determine what is wrong. ...Read more
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
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