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What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

What might it mean for pus to be coming out of my bellybutton?

Omphalitis!: Belly button infections are quite rare in adults, unless due to trauma from piercings. This usually responds to oral antibiotics. If it recurs, one should search for an umbilical cord remnant connecting the belly button to the intestine or bladder (this can be seen on cat scan). If present, surgical excision is necessary. ...Read more

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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


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Pus and bleeding from belly button?

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

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Getting clear fluid from belly button? Is it pus? How to tell?

Getting clear fluid from belly button? Is it pus? How to tell?

? Patent urachus: Fluid coming from the umbilicus is not normal. A sample collection will help to determine the cause. If urine is suspected an ultrasound will help make the diagnosis. It is a fetal remnant that fails to close but is easily repaired. ...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?

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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Hoping you can tell me, is little bit of pus normal for a new belly button piercing?

Hoping you can tell me, is little bit of pus normal for a new belly button piercing?

Not really: You have developed a small skin infection wash site with soap/water few times a day get an antibiotic ointment from a drugstore applty to site 3 times a day seek help if it persists. ...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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Can constipation cause belly button pus?

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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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

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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 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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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

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