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07 Dec 2004

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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01 Jan 0001

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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