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Lump Right Below My Belly-button

There is a small lump right below my belly-button. Is this cancer or something I sould be aware of?
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replied February 23rd, 2018
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An umbilical granuloma is a moist, red lump of tissue that can form on a baby's navel (belly button). It can be seen in the first few weeks of life, after the umbilical cord has dried and fallen off.

In case your baby has signs of an infection around the granuloma, such as: Increased swelling, warmth, or redness ; Red streaks leading from the area ; Pus draining from the area or fever - then additional investigations and interventions may be required to rule out infections or abscess formation within the abdomen.

A ultrasound has been advised by your doctor to check for possible infections or abscess formation underneath the granuloma. Other possible conditions like urachal sinus, fistula, cysts or polyps which can be the cause of persistent umbilical drainage and lack of healing- can be ruled out by a ultrasound.

The further treatment and procedure needed will depend on the findings of both the physical examination and the ultrasound.

In most uncomplicated non healing umbilical granuloma cases, your doctor might perform the double ligature procedure which usually is not painful and anesthesia is also not required.

Please consult the treating doctor, if you have additional doubts.



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