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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. and the button is red and sore .

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Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
See your doctor: A painful, red belly button is likely infected, and may also be symptomatic of a hernia there, if swollen. See a doctor promptly for antibiotics and possible surgery consultation.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2012

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