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Old 02-21-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy Bleeding navel

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?

 
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Old 02-21-2007, 05:23 PM   #2
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Re: Bleeding navel

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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?
I am anxious to see if you get any answers. I have the moist belly button, no blood, but smells bad. I use hydrogen peroxide and it clears right up for quite awhile and then comes back. I am overweight and thought that probably made this happen. I lost some weight and still had the problem. Does anybody know what causes this?

 
Old 02-22-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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Re: Bleeding navel

could be a umbilical hernia. As I said I am not overweight but I think it was caused by overstressing the abdomen carrying stuff (heavy travel bags, supermarket bags, etc.) or perhaps due to some weight lifting (only 6.5kg per arm though).

Before my discarge was minimal, just like those one gets in the eye but now it really nearly throws out a lot of stuff, doesn't smell good either I am doing Peroxide and tonight resuming on Bactroban (antibacterial creme).

Hopefully somebody has some feedback because I am worried too. Good Luck Sarah.

 
Old 04-18-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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My Bloody Navel began 6 years ago on Good Friday. I felt something on my stomach and looked down in horror, Blood was streaming from my Navel and dripping all over the floor. I cleaned things up and it bled no more. Then a few days later once again it started up. This time I plugged it up and put gauze into it and taped it up. The next day it stopped and there was little more leakage. later that month, I woke up in a small pool of blood, shocked, I went to the Dr. that a.m.

Well after a few months, I had an abdominal scan, the scan showed no problem, no hernia, etc. time after time I would bleed occasionally. Finally, off to a specialist, he took his gloved finger and pushed hard deep into my navel, I nearly passed out. When he pulled out, his finger was covered in blood. But as he felt around in the navel, he felt no abnormalities and was stumped too. He and my Dr. have NEVER seen this before except in infants.

I am told that in a few instances, the Umbilical conduit does not dissolve and the once active artery and vein fail to seal and dissolve. The thought is that because of the deep inny, perhaps bacteria erodes the skin, causing leakage. Asked if I should worry about hemorrhage, I was told simply, "I don't know, I have never seen or heard of this" " With the next episode perhaps you should go to emergency and let them look at it.

Options: Monitoring, Surgical removal of navel, loose weight? Keep Clean and I use an antibiotic ointment several times a month.

Last night, it returned after several months of blood free living. I lost about 2 tbsp. of blood before it stopped. Today, so far so good. I am opting for Gastric Bypass augmentation to loose tons. But I have recently read where younger, in-shape men and women are experiencing the same problem. But when I get the Gastric Bypass, I am going to ask about navel removal and have my navel removed and sewn shut. Who needs a navel anyway. My pets do just fine without one.

 
Old 05-15-2007, 04:31 AM   #5
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Re: Bleeding navel

Hope it goes better for you. I guess I should be glad my bleeding so far has restricted to a few drops of blood or waking up with my navel semi-filled with clotted blood.

Mine started sometime in Feb/Mar 2005. As I mentioned, I had some 5 months of worry free living, even spent a few hours on the pool at a resort and no problem (always worried about getting an infection on the navel because of the pool). A few months after (2) it started again. Now there is a bit more bleeding than before.

What I now see -which was not visible b4- is a small patch of red tissue on the wall (but deeper) of the navel. At least now it can be seen.

I feel for you as well, I have been twice to the doctor and in both cases they stick their fingers there as if it was an endless pit. Although I have had worse pains (bad back) I don't want to have my navel subject to this kind of experiment only to have nothing solved.

Like you said, when searching on the internet you see that this problem is known in infants but no so in adults. My ex thinks it is an "emotional" issue, I guess next time I should show her my navel and see if she thinks it is "emotional"

 
Old 05-15-2007, 08:46 AM   #6
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Re: Bleeding navel

I have heard that this can be caused from a tumor behind the naval. I think I would keep having them do the ultra sounds or an MRI until they find something. Just because they don't find it the first or second time of checking doesn't mean it is not there.

 
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