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What causes navel bleeding?

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Posted on Mon, 3 Aug 2015
Question: Hi... My name is XXXXXXX .. I have been noticing for a while that my naval bleeds.. I haven't come across hearing this from anyone.. My mom is a nurse but still she doesn't know the reason behind this and also feels scared about. So am I .. Feel scared whether it's gonna affect my later future, as in during pregnancy. Am 25 now.. Please suggest me department where I should get it checked.. Have no idea whose gonna deal with it, is it a gynaecologist or a dermatologist or someone else.. Please help!!
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Could be infection of the skin in the umbilicus

Detailed Answer:
Hi

The cause of your naval bleed could be drainage from the belly button due to an infection of the skin in the umbilicus.

The skin of your umbilicus most probably has become infected

The naval is moist and a good environment for bacteria or fungi to grow.

I would advise you to apply combination of antifungal cream and antibacterial cream locally in the area

It would not affect you during pregnancy

You shoud consult a dermatologist

Regards

DR DE
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Follow up: Dr. Monish De (12 hours later)
Thank you answering

Can you also clarify whether I have use this anti fungal cream all through my life?
Does this bleeding has anything to do with the climate, cuz I have noticed when it's hot, the bleeding happens, I may be wrong as well..

Even there is bad odour, which has always been there.
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Answered by Dr. Monish De (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Apply the antifungal cream for about 10 days

Detailed Answer:
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You can apply the antifungal cream for about 10 days

Hot whether causes it to bleed more

Try to keep your belly button dry after having bath

Bad odor is due to bacterial infection and you need to apply antibacterial cream also

Regards

DR DE
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What causes navel bleeding?

Brief Answer: Could be infection of the skin in the umbilicus Detailed Answer: Hi The cause of your naval bleed could be drainage from the belly button due to an infection of the skin in the umbilicus. The skin of your umbilicus most probably has become infected The naval is moist and a good environment for bacteria or fungi to grow. I would advise you to apply combination of antifungal cream and antibacterial cream locally in the area It would not affect you during pregnancy You shoud consult a dermatologist Regards DR DE