My belly button is swollen and dark brown in color. I first noticed this when I wore a denim pants that was too tight. The doctor gave me ser\veral antibiotics like cephalexin, bactrim and erythromycin. Once I take the antibiotics it will swell and then burst and dark brown blood will come out. The thing is after a month or so it will reccur again. The doctors had took samples of it but found no growth in it. The ultrasound result was also negative. I already put an anti fungal cream but it did not work. Please help. What is this - I have been seen several doctors and no one seems to know what this is. Could this be a skin disorder? I do not want to be subjected to a surgery.
I suggest that you have this assessed by your physician. At this point, differentials will be an infection, an insect bite and a hernia.
You have not noted any redness, swelling or itchiness in the area. There is also no discharge mentioned. A complete physical examination by your primary physician will help rule out certain conditions like a hernia.
Have you had any prior surgeries in the abdomen before?
Do you note any enlargement of the lump when you strain, cough or sneeze?
A hernia refers to a lump of intestine that protrudes through the abdominal wall where the wall is weakest. I do not want to alarm you but hernias are fairly common and the abdomen is a common location. An infection may still be a differential here.
A physician's evaluation is necessary. Do keep us posted regarding physician's advice.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.