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This is very likely to be a umbilical granuloma, which is a benign tissue that can form in the belly button in response to a previous infection or trauma and can also form spontaneously without a prior history of infection or trauma. You might be able to see it if you spread the umbilicus with your fingers. But sometimes it is difficult to visualize yourself
because of the depth it is in.
The granuloma bleeds rather easily and after a few days quiets down but can abruptly behave the same way after a few months.
The best course of action will be to see your PCP and have this seen. The pCP will cauterize this with a silver nitrate stick in the office and that is all it needs. That will take care of it.
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