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What does a scab formation on lump near navel area indicate?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: scab coming out of lump on belly button what could it be
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Umbilical hernia or a granuloma. Consult Surgeon.

Detailed Answer:
Hi. It could be an Umbilical hernia or a Umbilical granuloma.
Is there any redness or pain or foul smelling discharge.
You need to consult a Surgeon at the earliest who can examine you and you might need a course of antibiotics, an Ultrasound abdomen and probably a surgical repair of the defect in the abdominal wall.
Do not worry. It can be treated easily.
But do not delay the treatment and consult a Surgeon at the earliest.
Do let me know if there are any further queries on this issue.
Take care.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Rishi (12 hours later)
lol was actually a sebacious cyst
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Answered by Dr. Rishi (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Its good to know its a cyst and nothing more serious.

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for your reply.
It is good to know that it is only a sebaceous cyst and nothing more serious. If it is troubling you then you should get it removed. But it is heartening to find out that it is only a cyst. Thank you.
All the best for further treatment.
Take care.
Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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What does a scab formation on lump near navel area indicate?

Brief Answer: Umbilical hernia or a granuloma. Consult Surgeon. Detailed Answer: Hi. It could be an Umbilical hernia or a Umbilical granuloma. Is there any redness or pain or foul smelling discharge. You need to consult a Surgeon at the earliest who can examine you and you might need a course of antibiotics, an Ultrasound abdomen and probably a surgical repair of the defect in the abdominal wall. Do not worry. It can be treated easily. But do not delay the treatment and consult a Surgeon at the earliest. Do let me know if there are any further queries on this issue. Take care. Dr Rishi, New XXXXXXX XXXXXXX