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What can cause blood and pus drainage from an adult's belly button for weeks, even after heavy-duty antibotics?

Related Topics: Belly Button, Drainage, Antibiotic
 

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This could be from an infection in the belly button, like an ear infection, or of more concern, it could be from a deeper infection such as from a cyst or residual tract leftover from when you were in your mother's uterus, called a urachal cyst or remnant of the urachus.

You need to see a general surgeon. On rare occasions, and this is very rare, there can even be a cancer in the tract. You may need a CT scan to get this looked at.

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