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Have sore bellybutton. Going for knee replacement. Safe?

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I have a sore purple sore.near my bellybutton. I am having knee replacement in a few days. Concerned about this sore.
Posted Tue, 5 Nov 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
It could be a boil

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
From the description given, it probably appears to be a boil or furuncle.
A furuncle may present as a red or purple tender bump which later on develops a head or pus point and resolves once the whole pus drains out.
It can be treated with warm water compresses followed by mupirocin cream application.
This should not be a deterrent to knee replacement.
If having any doubts it is always better to consult with your treating doctor.
Hope this helped.
Take care
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