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A 46-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your belly button leaks yellow fluid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Uncertain: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Stinky yellow fluid in belly button?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
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 infections can occur especially in those whose umbillicus or belly button had for instance a skin fold creating a pocket that is more easily infected and/or much harder to keep clean. This may require antibiotics and even surgery to correct.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2013

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