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Question: bleeding belly button

 msblenda - Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:37 pm

my friend is having pain around his belly button and some bleeding. the bleeding has happened before with a discharge and an odor.could you give me general possibilities on what this might be?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:15 am

User avatar Hi msblenda,
Umbilical bleeding, discharge and odor, generally speaking, indicates an underlying infection and warrants further evaluation by a physician. I would very strongly encourage your friend to seek medical attention. Best wishes.
Theresa Jones, RN

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