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Belly Button Odor
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My belly button has a bad odor and creamy puss often. I shower daily, even drying and cleaning it. Any suggestions? Is it a sign of something serious?
Umbilicitis: Can be treated with antibiotics. Sometimes topical and sometimes oral. Should be evaluated. ...Read more
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
Infection: You have an infection. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Sometimes when i press my belly button, white pus with bad odor comes out. But no other symptoms of pain or fever?
Cyst: You may have a urachal duct cyst. Consult your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I had my gall bladder out 3 weeks ago through my belly button. My belly button has trace blood on the QTip when I clean it and an odor. Normal??
Maybe: A touch of blood is probably normal, but the presence of an odor is suggestive of a possible wound infection. If there is no associated pain, swelling, or redness than wash with soap and water and apply triple antibiotic ointment twice a day. If the problem persists or if symptoms develop than consult your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but it is important to know why you have that infection. Was this a result of piercing or trauma? ...Read more
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