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Posted by: K | 2004/12/07

bleeding belly button

My boyfriend has noticed that his belly button bleeds when he cleans it with a cotton bud. He's also noticed an unplesant smelling discharge from it. He says that he isn't overly rough with it so i don't think he's hurting himself by mistake. Whats going on?

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K, it sounds like he has an infection of his bellybutton. The best would be for him to apply something like Bactroban® cream and leave it alone. If it doesn’t clear up within the next 3 days (or if it becomes worse) the best would be to see a doctor. Good luck.

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