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fluid in the belly button

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Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Possible infection: I'm wondering if your bellybutton is also read or itchy, you have clear fluid coming from it you have dirt or other things trapped in your belly butto ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Many possibliities: There are many anatomic abnormalities that can cause a discharge from the umbilicus (belly button). Since your discharge is foul smelling and white, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cleanse & watch: Do cleanse you belly button with soap and water. Keep a watchful eye to see if there is bleeding again. If you find bleeding again, it would be pruden ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa Henderson
40 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Suggests infection: If the liquid you have coming out of the belly button has a bad smell there is probably some infection present. You can clean the area well with soap ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Get seen: That does not seem to be normal or typical. I would get seen right away.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Clean better: Honestly, the most common reason i find for this is simply needing to clean more completely. I know that may sound mean. However, sometimes infectio ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
? Patent urachus: Fluid coming from the umbilicus is not normal. A sample collection will help to determine the cause. If urine is suspected an ultrasound will help ma ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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YES1: Try hot moist packs every 3-4 hours. If it doesn't help, see pcp!
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
SeeMD: U need to see md soon!
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A female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Irritation: Can be caused by infection ( bacterial vs fungal ),or inflammation.Treatment depends on diagnosis. Continue to do some navel gazing without any manipu ... Read More

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