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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

Bleeding Navel.: 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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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Board Certified, Dermatology
44 years in practice
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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

Dr. Joseph Bark
Board Certified, Dermatology
44 years in practice
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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

Bleedin body piercin: It means that you should have been smart enough not to have gotten the piercing originally. Sometimes when the piercing is done, a small blood vessel can be nicked which does not easily close. You must remove whatever ornament you have hung on yourself and let it heal, and see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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What does it mean if your belly button is bleeding?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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What does it mean if your belly button is bleeding?

Not normal: That is not a common thing to happen. A doctor needs to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What does it mean when you bleed inside of your belly button?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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What does it mean when you bleed inside of your belly button?

Causes of bleeding: 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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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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What does it mean to bleed from your belly button?

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
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Few reason: There are many disease that could cause this sign. 1- local infection. 2-psoriasis. 3- fistual. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What does it mean when your belly button is bleeding and hurts when you bend over to pick something up?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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What does it mean when your belly button is bleeding and hurts when you bend over to pick something up?

See dovtor: You may have an infection in your belly button. Get it looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What does it mean when you clean your belly button with cotton buds and it's bleeding about and smells? Need my kind putting at rest

Dr. Creighton Wright
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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What does it mean when you clean your belly button with cotton buds and it's bleeding about and smells? Need my kind putting at rest

Potential serious: Should have no foreign material, bleeding, odor or drainage. There is an isue and needs care and complete diagnosis-hernia, infection, cyst etcs. ...Read more

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Dr. Allan Goldstein
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Why would my belly button bleed?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Why would my belly button bleed?

Belly Button Bleeds: 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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