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I spoke to my boyfriend yesterday and he said that on friday night, he noticed a blood spot on the front of his shirt. When he looked, he saw that the entire inside of his belly button was coated in blood.


Now I admit i'd probably be a little scared too if that happened. It's the first time this has ever happened to him. He said it wasn't gushing blood, nor did it bleed after that. There are no cuts, scrapes, etc. In his navel, and when I looked at it for him, there was no blood at all.


I wanted to contact a physician and ask them, but I know they'll give me that line of bull that state laws prohibit them from disclosing information over the phone. And he doesn't want to tell his mother because he knows she'll be freaking out.


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Does anyone know what could have caused this?


As I said, this happened out of the clear blue sky. He told me that there wasn't any pain - only blood.


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replied September 5th, 2004
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Probably scratched himself.Lots of blood vessels there,can look worse than it really is.If no further bleeding,probably just a scratch.Patty
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replied February 26th, 2009
bleeding belly button
My sister had a hard time finging a diagnoses after about 20 doctors they diagnosed her with a rare form of endomitriosis. She did notice she would bleed from her belly button every time she had a menstrual cycle.
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replied April 12th, 2009
Im looking for an answer to this aswell
lastnight i noticed something in my belly button when i pulled it out, it was a scab, which scared me quite a bit, but being that i have a headinjury from about 5 years ago i thought the scab might be from my head, but it was when i cleaned out my belly blutton i noticed a good deal of blood on the Q-tip, when i told my mom about it she took a look at it and cleaned it herself there was even more blood on the q-tip, but the bleeding has stopped once it was cleaned out and properly taken care of, but now there is a surge of pain around my belly button but under the skin, i want to know what this is because its got y quite freaked out. If my age might have any leeway in a reply im a 19 year old Male.
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replied April 12th, 2009
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Re: bleeding belly button
castilot123 wrote:
My sister had a hard time finging a diagnoses after about 20 doctors they diagnosed her with a rare form of endomitriosis. She did notice she would bleed from her belly button every time she had a menstrual cycle.


OK, the first post was in regards to her boyfriend who had the bloody belly button...I do believe that your sisters issue would not fit him.
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replied April 12th, 2009
could you please put something pertainin to what i said?? im really conserned about whats currently going on with my belly button those posts are years old when mine is new and just started happening last night.

i fixed some words in my previous post about my problem but seeing as i could only edit this one im reposting is here


lastnight i noticed something in my belly button when i pulled it out, it was a scab, which scared me quite a bit, but being that i have a headinjury from about 5 years ago i thought the scab might be from my head, but it wasent when i cleaned out my belly blutton i noticed a good deal of blood on the Q-tip, when i told my mom about it she took a look at it and cleaned it herself there was even more blood on the q-tip, but the bleeding has stopped once it was cleaned out and properly taken care of, but now there is a surge of pain around my belly button but under the skin, i want to know what this is because its got y quite freaked out. If my age might have any leeway in a reply im a 19 year old Male.
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replied April 12th, 2009
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You should have started your own thread.

Your question is interesting...is there anything else coming from your belly button, like pus or an odor?

If not, I would keep it clean and dry.

This should help, if not you may need to have it looked at by a professional.
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replied April 12th, 2009
well it has a bit of an odor but not much, thats about it
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replied April 12th, 2009
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Try cleaning it out with peroxide and if it still smells after a day or two...you may need to see a doctor...

Good Luck...
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replied May 14th, 2009
Ive had this problem for years, Im 21 and have had it going on and off for me since I was 15. When i went to the doctor at that age they said it was a form of hernia, coming out of the belly button. So I just watch what I lift, strain on the stomach and what not. It is currently happening right now.
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replied June 11th, 2009
Does anyone know for sure what this is, or actually gone to the doctor? This just started yesterday, light blood, but very painful, i had to put ice on my stomach last night just to numb the pain away. Very,very painful, around the belly button and can't even touch around it,it hurts so much. Help.
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replied June 29th, 2009
do some research on hemorages umbicial hemorage i believe. my boyfriend is going through the same thing right now. it started 3 weeks ago when he caught a cold/ sinus infection. he was coughing so hard he woke up to a puddle of blood in his stomach. now its spotting in the mornings usually with deep red almost brown dry blood and once its cleaned its watery blood.. hes going to get it checked out finally in a few days. i suggest you offer the same explination to ur dr. it does require surgury.
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replied December 9th, 2009
this is happening to me somewhat as well. there is a red painful sore within my belly button and it is bleeding and discharging something, i called my doctor and they had said that i should go to an emergency room, i just turned 18 and am still with my mom, but my mother has decided to wait till saturday to see if it gets better or worse, we are going sooner depending.
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replied January 1st, 2010
My boyfriend just started to experience bleeding from his belly button on christmas eve of this year. It has never happend before, it was very out of the blue. He was experiencing really bad pain aswell around it and in his back. He went to the doctor and they have no idea what it is. He just went for a ultersound about 3 days ago now and nothing was shown there either. We are going to a family doctor to hopefully get a CT scan, but its such a strange occurance, and the drs. ruled out a infection.
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replied January 2nd, 2010
I've had this same problem for the last few days.

It's most likely what the NHS defines as an Umbilical Hernia: This occurs when tissue pokes through the part of the abdomen near to the navel (belly button).

Umbilical hernias are very common in young children, with as many as one in six children being affected.
In most cases, an umbilical hernia will resolve as a child grows older, without the need for treatment.

Because of the low risk of complications surgery is not offered.

I know most of this applies to younger children - which bothered me a bit cuz I'm 23 - but it's the closest thing I could find that suited all symptoms... If there is ne oedema (swelling) or rash/redness it could be a fungal infection.

Hope this helps Smile
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replied February 16th, 2010
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i am a medical student who also had a similar problem. anyway you look at it you need to see your doctor. Mine ended up being an incomplete fusion of my umbilicus from when i was an infant. It could be a hernia or infection. they can all be treated so go see your doctor
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replied May 5th, 2010
Bleeding from the 'belly button'
Rolling Eyes I logged on to find info as to see why my husband's belly button is bleeding. After reading some of the forums, I decided to 'go old school' and dig out my anatomy book.
What I have found is that it is probably a hernia, a Hiatal hernia.The 'high-light' of this means..two other sites of a hernia are the diaphragm and the navel.A hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity. This is most common in overweight people over 40. It may cause heartburn due to the regurgitation of stomach acid into the esophagus, but most cases go undetected. In an umbilical hernia, abdominal viscera protrude through the navel. Surgury may be needed but I am NOT a doctor, but in my opinion I would clean out the belly-button the best I could but I wouldn't go to deep. If the problem persists,
contact a doctor and keep notes/records on the problem and due your home work before seeing a doctor and take it all with you. Theses days most doctors don't care if you live or die unless you have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. And thats just from my own personal experiences.
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replied June 17th, 2010
Belly Button bleeding, soreness, redness, puss. You NEED MD
My son is going through this and has been for years. However now it's very serious and the Doctors are doing surgery as soon as the infection clears up. He has been given very strong infection medication for weeks now, but yesterday got a strong antibiotic shot and within a few days the doctor is going in to remove a cyst the size of a peanut and then close up the small pinhole that never healed since birth. I guess when he was inside me he moved around a lot and when his umbilical cord fell off it never totally closed. It started with puss and he would clean it, then more often and finally within the past several weeks, twice now he has been soaked in blood. He has tons of hair that the doctor pulls out each time he has seen him and it smells and it is infected but what is really important to note is that something is causing the infection and you need medical care. This is very important. You could have tumors in your belly that are pushing out, a hernia, or a cyst that needs to be removed because this bacteria can possibly spread into your body if not properly taken care of. He was scheduled for surgery this morning but the doctor called and cancelled because they also don't want to operate while the belly button is infected because it could lead to further serious medical problems. He is now 31 and has been dealing with the smelly infection part of this since he was young and he would clean it up and it would get better. Eventually it appears with time as you get older it gets worse and then it's beyond just cleaning the area and taking meds. Also I read on various sites about peroxide which can actually make an infection worse according to his specialist. He was told to use saline water and gently clean it out with a cotton swab. Not to use cotton pads or balls because the little fibers can be left behind and that will make the infection worse. Bottom line is if your 18 and start to have problems with bleeding from belly button, take care of it as soon as possible because sooner or later you will have to. If the infection spreads and instead of coming out goes through the tiny hole that is open, it can infect your insides and then you will really have medical problems. It isn't good enough to just clean it and hope it's the end of it. It may work for a while even years but eventually you need medical help. I can't stress this enough. My son waited too long and I didn't know anything about this stuff other then to ask him before to go to a doc and until the bleeding started and the swelling and redness and pain around the belly button, the docs didn't do much but now it's very serious. Please take this seriously and go see a doctor. Find a good doctor (which also took time as many of them just said keep it clean and it will get better) and take care of yourself before it becomes a medical emergency. Now my son has a medical emergency but it's so serious that the doctors can't take the chance on operating until the infection clears up and this requires serious medication. He got a strong shot yesterday and will get another one after surgery and you get these type of shots if MD's are scared of infection internally in the body which can lead to very serious complications.
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