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Symptom of a pea size lump in belly button

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My girlfriend found this small pea size lump in her belly button yesterday. Last night it bled for a bit and then today it is hard, no pain though, and it is scabbed over. What is this?

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replied August 26th, 2010
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Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. This could likely be due to an infection like a boil. There are possibilities of bleeding from the boil and then the scab formation.

In most likelihood, it should heal. However, in case, it persists, then she needs to consult a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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