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Why Would I Bleed Out Of My Belly Button
BELLY BUTTON BLEED: How long has your belly button been bleeding? It can be a number of conditions: it could be an infection of the skin surrounding the belly-button. Any recent injury? It could be a fistula. It could be an umbilical hernia. Do you have a fever? If it's really bleeding, you should see a doctor with all deliberate speed or go to an emergency center or hospital. ...Read more
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
Irritation: Chronic irritation of the base of the umbilicus or "belly button" can lead to a small area of inflammed and irritated tissue that can intermittantly bleed. This can be to traped dead skin and moisture leading to macerated tissue. ...Read more
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
Belly Button : 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
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
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