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Had laposcopic surgery for gallbladder removal & hernia repair in dec since I have had bad belly button odor that i never had. Is this related?

Had laposcopic surgery for gallbladder removal & hernia repair in dec  since I have had bad belly button odor that i never had. Is this related?

Maybe: I presume you had laproscopic surgery via you belly button, you may have a small suture granuloma or an small deep area of non healing wound in your incision site, follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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I have a dark brown pussy substance mixed with blood coming from my belly button... the odor is very unpleasant. Should I be worried?

I have a dark brown pussy substance mixed with blood coming from my belly button... the odor is very unpleasant. Should I be worried?

Skin infection: not to worry but you have a condition known as oompholitis or inflammation or infection of the "belly button". See your doctor and have him cleanse the area and apply an antibiotic cream to the area. In the mean time, cleanse the area with peroxide and apply neosporine. ...Read more

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Had laparoscopic tubal ligation 3 days ago and bloody discharge is coming from belly button with odor. Incision covered with dermabond. Normal?

Had laparoscopic tubal ligation 3 days ago and bloody discharge is coming from belly button with odor. Incision covered with dermabond. Normal?

Depends: Is there pus (purulent drainage) coming from the would or is it more like a clear bloody discharge. Also, is there any redness or tenderness around it? Do you have an fever? If any of these questions are yes, the wound should be evaluated. If not, probably normal healing. ...Read more

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What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

What causes odor and leakage in the belly button?

Skin infection: A skin infection centered in the belly button can do that (especially if overweight or the area is not exposed to air). The first step is gentle cleaning with an antibacterial soap daily. There are rare conditions that can cause an opening of a congenital tract that leads to your belly button - either way, if this perssists, it makes sense to get this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do? Since this went 4 days with no response i will re post my question. Bloody belly button asked 4 days ago - brooklyn, ny i have had a foul odor coming out of my belly button for about a month and at first it was a little swollen. It ju

You : You may be dealing with an abscess (infection under the skin). A medical doctor will need to examine you and decide if this is the case. If so, then you will need to be treated with antibiotics. As far as working out is concerned. Often times if you have a small scratch or abrasion in the skin or umbilicus (belly button) as in your case, and you work out there is sweat and bacteria on the skin, this bacteria can get into these small cuts or abrasions (often times microscopic) and cause infection. Please seek a medical evaluation. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can i put mupirocin in my belly button if puss is coming out and there is a fowl odor?

Yes, but...: I you have fluid or puss coming out of your belly button (umbilicus), and you didn't just have a piercing or injury, you may have a fistula or cyst that extends much deeper into your abdominal area. It really needs to be checked out by a physician. If you have a piercing or injury and now it's draining puss, Mupirocin is not likely to help much. I would get this checked out as well. ...Read more

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Can you use mupirocin ointment in your belly button if you have a puss like discharge and odor ?

Can you use mupirocin ointment in your belly button if you have a puss like discharge and odor ?

Yes: Yes but it is important to know why you have that infection. Was this a result of piercing or trauma? ...Read more