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Why am I bleeding from my belly button?

Why am I bleeding from my belly button?

Infected impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, blood, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...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


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Why am I occasionally bleeding from my belly button? 21 y.O. Male. Very nervous but have no health insurance so can't visit er/dr. What can this be?

Why am I occasionally bleeding from my belly button? 21 y.O. Male. Very nervous but have no health insurance so can't visit er/dr. What can this be?

Several choices: If female = endometriosis. But since you're male, a congenital defect where your intestine is still connected inside to the undersurface of your belly button called a "persistent vitelline duct" is possible. Sometimes this is a small cord; sometime it still opens into the intestine. A skin cancer, wart, dermatitis (skin irritation), yeast infection (esp. If you are heavy), foreign body. See dr. ...Read more

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I am having bleeding from my belly button x's 3 months. I have no pain and I feel no lumps. The smell is awful although I believe it's from old blood.

I am having bleeding from my belly button x's 3 months. I have no pain and I feel no lumps. The smell is awful although I believe it's from old blood.

You need to: Go to your physician and have it evaluated, you probably have an infection and require treatment. Occasionally there are other causes of bleeding, like urachal remnant or cyst, which could potentially need surgery. ...Read more

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I am bleeding from my belly button. My stomach hurts and is hard. I coughed up blood too. For a while I had chest pain and hard time breathing.

I am bleeding from my belly button. My stomach hurts and is hard. I coughed up blood too. For a while I had chest pain and hard time breathing.

Don't risk it: Do not risk those symptoms, you should be urgently evaluated for the coughing up blood and chest pain. Without knowing much about your medical history of family history, it would be a safe bet to go to an emergency room immediately and be further evaluated by an emergency physician. It is not worth sitting on it and having a poor outcome. ...Read more

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What can cause a bleeding belly button?

What can cause a bleeding belly button?

Umbilical cellulitis: ...versus trauma, puncture/piercing, etc. Ref.: https://www. Zocdoc. Com/answers/3275/what-causes-belly-buttons-to-bleed ...Read more

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What are the reasons behind bleeding belly button?

What are the reasons behind bleeding belly button?

Pyogenic granuloma: You may have an infection in your belly button known as a pyogenic granuloma which because of friability can bleed. ...Read more

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Why might the inside of my belly button be bleeding?

Why might the inside of my belly button be bleeding?

Cyst: You may have a urachal cyst present from when you were a baby. Let your doctor take a look at it and see. ...Read more

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My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

My belly button is bleeding and in pain. What can I do?

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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What is the definition or description of: Bleeding from belly button?

What is the definition or description of: Bleeding from belly button?

Umbilical hemorrhage: =bleeding from the belly button, for whatever cause. ...Read more

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My belly button has been torn and is now bleeding. How do I treat this?

My belly button has been torn and is now bleeding. How do I treat this?

Did you have a: Piercing in place that tore through tissue? The best way to stop bleeding is to apply direct pressure. If this does not stop the bleeding then seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

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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Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Pussy 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. (btw-the adjective of "pus" is purulent, not pussy). ...Read more

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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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Why is my belly button ring bleeding so much?

When was the: Piercing done? It may not have healed yet. Have you been twisting the piercing jewelry? Navel piercing may take up to 12 months. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to be bleeding from belly button?

Is it dangerous to be bleeding from belly button?

Need to take care: If there was a surgical procedure done before like an umbilical hernia or abdominoplasty. Need to see a surgeon to investigate.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Bleeding from belly button! Had piercing. What do I do?

Bleeding from belly button! Had piercing. What do I do?

Infection?: Sounds like your piercing may have become infected. If it's minor then topical treatment with an antiobiotic ointment like Bacitracin may help (make sure you aren't allergic to it). If it's more significant though you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 6 month old's belly button it's bleeding slightly. Is this normal?

My 6 month old's belly button it's bleeding slightly. Is this normal?

No: While there could be a simple explanation such as a scratch, you should consult your pediatrician. There may be an infection or communication between the belly button and inside the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Is new bleeding from the belly button 2 days after stump fell off ok?

Is new bleeding from the belly button 2 days after stump fell off ok?

Pretty common: Just keep the area clean as you would any scratch. Should stop soon. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my belly button and its imflamed and bleeding and smells?

Your Doctor: No substitute for seeing your pcp, this issue can't be resolved on the net or on the phone. ...Read more

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What would cause a belly button to bleed? Could it be from internal bleeding?

What would cause a belly button to bleed? Could it be from internal bleeding?

Local trauma: Or a residual congenital tract-urachus which is remaining from umbilical cord and sometimes becomes a cyst or gets inflamed. ...Read more

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Had surgery 3 weeks ago belly button was glued. Now it is bleeding. Should I re glue it.

Had surgery 3 weeks ago belly button was glued. Now it is bleeding. Should I re glue it.

See the surgeon: Bleeding after 3 weeks might be due to infection or stitches. You should go back to see the surgeon. ...Read more

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My belly button hurts and is bleeding with a very foul order. I am 48yo diabetic male, 6'3", 300#?

My belly button hurts and is bleeding with a very foul order. I am 48yo diabetic male, 6'3", 300#?

Umbilical Infection: Sounds like you have an infection. Time to go see your physician and get this checked out. Take your blood sugar log with you as well. Don't delay this could be very serious. ...Read more

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My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

My girlfriends belly button is bleeding? I put proxide and it bubbles up. What do you recomend we do?

If: If it is still bleeding, or she has a wound or pus she needs to see a doctor. She may be dealing with an infectious process. She may need antibiotic treatment. It is difficult to say without actually seeing the area in question.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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My belly button is red, inflamed, and has sores on the inside that are bleeding. What could be causing this?

Irritation: The "belly button" area is extremely sensitive. If you simply scratch it once, it may start a reaction that itches more and then you scratch and the cycle gets worse and worse. In addition, the area is a common spot for psoriasis. Just leave the area alone for a few days and see what happens. You can try to rub in over the counter Hydrocortisone twice a day too for faster results. ...Read more

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