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Significant bleeding from belly button and soreness felt. Reason?

Hi Doctor, my names John and this morning I woke up with a large amount of blood coming from my belly button. For the past few months, I ve been waking up with dried bits of blood and discharge in my belly button, however this morning it was a significantly larger amount of blood, and it was straight blood, no discharge. My belly button area is a little sore too, and when I push on it, its even more sore. Doctor, what do you think is wrong with me? I m starting to get nervous about this.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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It can be  a rare condition known as a 'patent urachus' or a 'urachal cyst'. 
This is a fine biological duct or a fluid-filled swelling between the top of the bladder and the belly button (the umbilicus). 
The duct has a function in the embryo but then normally closes-up to become a mere ligament, which is an empty cord of scar-like tissue. 
Very rarely it does not heal and can present later in life as a swelling, perhaps discharging urine or mucus from a cyst within an open (patent) urachus. 

However, it is rare and there are other more common conditions that can cause persistent discharges from the belly button like a mixed fungal and bacterial infection. 
Get the culture of discharge done and take the medicines accordingly. 
Fungal infection is very common at belly button as this is a moist and humid area,which is ideal for fungal growth. 
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