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why does my belly button leak a yellowish clear fluid off and on that smells. have had 6 belly surgeries.3 that involed insions thru the belly button.?

Not normal

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This is difficult to say without more history and an exam, but it is certainly not normal. Possibilities include a non-healing wound down in the base of the belly button, a cyst from trapped skin that resulted from the healing after the most recent surgery, or, perhaps, infection of artificial material left in the incision (sutures, mesh, etc.). Please see the most recent surgeon soon!
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What does it mean when your belly button leaks yellow fluid?

Uncertain

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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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18 weeks pregnant. belly button leaked 2-3 drops of water. how risky is it? should i meet the doctor immediately?

See your doctor

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These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

My belly button is leaking a clear fuild and it smells really bad...wht is going on?!?

Several posibilities

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You may have developed a bowel fistula, there may be a cyst, or other issue. The main issue is that this is grossly abnormal and should be seen by a physician. My choice would be a general surgeon.
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Dr. Tom K. Pousti answered:

After surgery is it normal for your belly button to leak clear liquids?

Possibly.

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Best to run this question by your surgeon. The answer will depend on exactly what procedure was performed. Drainage from incision lines may be a sign of a complication, which should be addressed by your surgeon. For example, signs of infection include drainage, redness, swelling, fever/chills… On the other hand, depending on the specific procedure, the leakage may be of no concern. Best wishes
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My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?

Infection or allergy

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Either infected or allergy (to nickel). Apply antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin for a few days. If not improving see am md.
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I have clear discharge leaking from my belly button I have pain around it and it seem to itch also and the clear stuff smells horrible?

Belly Button Infxn

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Stinky or smelly belly button discharge is a vivid sign of infection. The infection over belly button causes it to develop red color painful swelling and discharge curd-like substance. Believed to be caused due to some specific conditions such as the belly button piercing, fungal infection, yeast infection, ultraviolet rays and overweight, the infection produces pus within the navel. See Doc!
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Can bile leak through belly button if gallstone has cut gallbladder open? Green crusty discharge only one day, tons of pain, gallstones enlarg spleen

No

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A gallbaldder condition would not "leak" through the belly button. If you are having pain and problems from gsllstones see a doctor for a referral to a General Surgeon to discuss gallbladder surgery.
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Dr. Kathryn Akin answered:

I been puting antibiotic ointment on my Belly button for days and I feel sick bully button leaking liquid Dr said I'm fine but do I just clean it more?

Maybe not

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Over cleaning and manipulating an inflamed area can make it worse and cause leakage of a small amount of fluid. On the other hand, if there has been leakage around this site for a while it could indicate an abnormal connection between your umbilicus and an underlying structure, such as your bladder. You should always feel comfortable seeking a second opinion.
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My 5yr old daughter's belly button started "leaking" a very smelly fluid today. It does seem worse tonight than this morning. Any advice on what it is?

Minor vs major issue

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This can be simply a reflection of a simple infected bug bite or poor hygiene in the area leading to a skin infection.There are rare cases where the bladder is connected by a remnant of fetal development to underside of the belly button and can produce such a "leaking". It would be wise to have it evaluated.
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