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My 3 year old little boy has an inflamed belly button and it has discharge. he recently started wettin bed and is always grabbin his penis. could his?

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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology 16 years experience
See the pediatrician: The way you describe it, these findings could describe a condition called a patent urachus. During fetal development, a tube from the bladder to the belly button, called the allantois, conveyed waste to the mother through the umbilical cord. This tube usually disappears, but can stay open, with urine collecting in it, or even leaking out of the belly button. See your pediatrician first.

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Last updated Feb 9, 2017

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