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Oily Discharge From Belly Button
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
It is not.: I would see a derm as possible infection, or reaction allergy from jewelry. ...Read more
I have yelow colour discharge from belly button. Which has specific smell as well. Is that normal?
See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
See your doctor: This sounds like an infection and should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Yellow & pink discharge from belly button-Just finished Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) a week ago and it is back-Why, What could it be? 3rd time in a year this has happened.
Infection: You have an infection. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I recently (week ago) starting to have a bloody discharge from my belly button that has a foul oder. What can do to clear this up before going dr?
Antifungal cream: Try an antifungal cream OTC for 1-2 days. If that doesn't clear it up then see the doctor. ...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?
My belly button is discharging a pink/bloody liquid and I want to know how to stop it, and it has no odor?
You may have: An infection, see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
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
I recently just got this bump next to my belly button on the right side and it hurts a lot when it's touched. There is no discharge or opening.
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
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
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
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
IkeM928: We unfortunately don't 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
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 is red no pain or discharge and is not itchy been 5 days? How long will it last without the medicine?
RED BELLY BUTTON:
IT MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF AN INFECTION.
PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
My daughter is having belly button discharge that hurts she's 15 years old and this has happened once before what might be the cause of this?
Time for a visit: This likely represents an infection within the tissue with drainage. If she's tried having a piercing there, or just had a bug bite, it is worth having it looked at. There is a very rare anomaly where a remnant of bladder is buried in the umbilical stump and could persist/leak, but that is usually found in infancy. ...Read more
What could cause pain, discharge, and a little bood from belly button? Also kind of have a mild discomfort in the pelvic area not sure if related.
Pelvic pain: Endometriosis (abnormal occurrence of uterine tissue outside the uterus (womb) can cause abdominal and pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle. If there is some endometrial tissue in the umbilicus, it may bleed similarly. See a Gynecologist for further evaluation. ...Read more
I've had minor soreness in my belly button for a few days. Discharge just started coming out but I don't want to see a Dr. Anything I can do at home?
Wet dressings.: You can try wet dressings, using water with a bit of salt dissolved in it, 2-3 times per day. But if the discharge increases and/or it becomes painful, you really should see a doctor because you may be developing an infection. ...Read more
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