A 38-year-old member asked:
could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
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.
4796 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 19, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.