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what does it mean if your belly button leaks

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javed Hussain
35 years experience Pediatrics
Fistula?: Need complete check up.
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Infection likely: There might be infection as belly button is an excellent place for the bacteria or fungi to hide there, being warm, dark and has nutrients for the bug ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
?infection: Some infections of the skin structures around the belly button may get irritated and cause a leaking of fluid. This is more common in people who get ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Roy
58 years experience Urology
Hard to ascertain: Very difficult to ascetain the cause, how long? How much fluid(teaspoon less or more) any injury? If this persists you've to see an M.D.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience Wound care
Yes: This is abnormal go see a surgeon.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Several posibilities: You may have developed a bowel fistula, there may be a cyst, or other issue. The main issue is that this is grossly abnormal and should be seen by a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pierce is infected!: This isn't a leak, it's an infection. You can try antibiotic ointment, but your belly button jewelry is now contaminated with bacteria and will serve ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Leaking belly button: You need examination to help

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