Unlike most hernias, which develop in adolescence or adulthood, 20 percent of babies are born with umbilical hernias. Umbilical hernias occur most often in newborns, and 90 percent will naturally close by the time the child reaches 5 years of age. After birth, the umbilical cord is no longer necessary, and the opening in the abdominal muscles closes as the baby matures.
The patient had a non-healing lesion on his umbilicus that had been present since birth. It had remained the same size, but bled occasionally. The GP initially presumed the lesion was a granuloma and treated it with silver nitrate cautery, but this did not eradicate it.
Umbilical discharge in adult is rare and is usually induced by foreign material, most commonly hair. Rarely, it may be due to embryonal anomalies. We are reporting an unusual case of umbilical discharge in adult secondary to an impacted lint ball.
Back to Health A to Z. A hernia occurs when an internal part of the body pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surrounding tissue wall. Your muscles are usually strong and tight enough to keep your organs and intestines in place, but a hernia can develop if there are any weak spots.
When you think of all the different holes on your body that can get infectedyou might completely disregard your belly button. But belly button infections are absolutely a thing. You can thank the natural structure of this body part for that.
Dirt, bacteria, fungus, and other germs can get trapped inside your belly button and start to multiply. This can cause an infection. You might notice white, yellow, brown, or bloody discharge seeping out of your belly button.
Umbilical discharge in adult is rare, can be quite alarming and could be congenital or acquired, but is usually caused by a foreign material, most commonly hair. Obesity, deep umbilicus and poor hygiene seem to be the predisposing factors. However, the most common causes of umbilical discharge in adults are acquired conditions: hair tufts with infection, pilonidal sinus and foreign bodies [ 2 ].
An umbilical hernia creates a soft swelling or bulge near the navel. It occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through the umbilical opening in the abdominal muscles. Umbilical hernias in children are usually painless.
The navel clinically known as the umbilicuscolloquially known as the belly button is a protruding, flat, or hollowed area on the abdomen at the attachment site of the umbilical cord. The umbilicus is used to visually separate the abdomen into quadrants. The umbilicus is a prominent scar on the abdomen, with its position being relatively consistent among humans.
The umbilical polyp is a rare congenital lesion characterized by bright reddish round mass resulting from the persistence of omphalomesenteric duct enteric mucosa at the umbilicus. Approximately, one is seen out of every samples received in this center. The aim of this article is to report a rare case of umbilical polyp which was present at birth in a 3-year-old male child who presented with umbilical ulcer with a bloody discharge on contact. This article is the first of its kind in Nigeria and therefore aims to create awareness of this rare condition among Nigerian histopathologists and to differentiate it from more common umbilical anomalies.