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A 38-year-old member asked:

could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Bacterial infection: Yes, infection in the umbilicus or extending from the abdominal cavity and finding the umbilicus as an outlet can produce severely malodorous secretions.

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Last updated Oct 19, 2013

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