Nearly 1.5 years ago my navel started giving out some moist. Problem did not go away in spite of me drying it and using betadyne (iodine solution).
Nearly a year later it suddenly started to bleed. Not much but I would see like a droplet of blood on my navel. At times it was a bit painful, as if I had a needle stuck on it, very uncomfortable. At some point I was also given Bactroban to apply on the navel for up to 10 days.
Anyway, after 1.5 years or so and several visits to the GP I was finally referred to the surgeon. Had to wait around 3-4 weeks for the appointment. I was really scared so I was praying A LOT. Then around a week or two before the appointment it all stopped. I was SUPER HAPPY.
In any case I went to the surgeon's appointment and had an ultrasound done. They moved the scanner around, pressed it on my bellybutton (previously a cause of pain) and nothing!. A week later I was seen by him for the diagnosis and he told me nothing was found. To me this was strange but a relief as well because I thought it could be cancer or something bad.
The problem went away for nearly 5 months. I was abroad and just about a couple of days before my return trip the navel started bleeding again
. A visited a GP there, again a painful examination (pressing belly button, finger sticking, etc., very uncomfortable). He said it could be a very little hernia because nothing protrudes and there is no excesive pain. I got Contractubex to apply for up to 15 days.
Now, even when I did not apply the cream, in the evening I see a lot of whitish stuff on my navel with a blood stain. Not enough to stain my shirt but nevertheless very worrying.
I don't know what else to do. I was happy it went away but now it has come back. I am going to start cleaning it with hydrogen peroxide (as I used to) and maybe resume the bactroban (not contractubex) after a few days.
I am NOT overweight, just a 6 ft. tall, 68 kg male.
Would that require surgery? would my belly button disappear? has anybody gotten rid of this annoying problem?