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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

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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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


Dr. Joseph Bark
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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

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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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

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
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What does it mean if your belly button is bleeding?

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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What does it mean when you bleed inside of your belly button?

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
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What does it mean to bleed from your belly button?

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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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

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. Heidi Fowler
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Why would my belly button bleed?

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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