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Fluid Coming From Belly Button
I have a yellowish smelly fluid coming from my belly button. My belly button is pierced and has been for 5 years and I haven't wore a piercing for 1yr?
A foul smelling whitish fluid is coming out from my belly button in small quantity. why? what should i do to stop it?
Many possibliities: There are many anatomic abnormalities that can cause a discharge from the umbilicus (belly button). Since your discharge is foul smelling and white, there is most likely an infection. Make an appointment with your doctor and, meanwhile, clean the area well with hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball to remove discharge. If the area of you abdomen around the belly button gets red, seek care ASAP. ...Read more
Possible infection: I'm wondering if your bellybutton is also read or itchy, you have clear fluid coming from it you have dirt or other things trapped in your belly button? I would take a bath and with either a washcloth or q-tip gently try to clean out your bellybutton area. After that put some antibiotic ointment on it and see if that helps. Obviously if you had surgery or anything else in the area you should be seen by your doctor right away. ...Read more
Cleanse & watch: Do cleanse you belly button with soap and water. Keep a watchful eye to see if there is bleeding again. If you find bleeding again, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
A smelly clear fliquid coming out from belly button no pain no sweeling no redness just a fluid only?
Suggests infection: If the liquid you have coming out of the belly button has a bad smell there is probably some infection present. You can clean the area well with soap and water followed by alcohol to the area. Keep the area dry and clean in this manner for 2-3 days. If the problem persists, see a physician and get the fluid cultured and treated with the proper medication that may be needed. ...Read more
Thick colorless sticky fluid with small amount of blood comes out from my belly button. Sometimes the excretion increases allot. Should i be worried?
Get seen: That does not seem to be normal or typical. I would get seen right away. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Belly button is pink, crusty and there is yellowish fluid forming around it. Could it be infected?
YES1: Try hot moist packs every 3-4 hours. If it doesn't help, see pcp! ...Read more
Picked my belly button yesterday and now there's some clear fluid inside and the area around it is a little itchy. ShouldI be worried?
Irritation: Can be caused by infection ( bacterial vs fungal ),or inflammation.Treatment depends on diagnosis. Continue to do some navel gazing without any manipulation of area. If persists or worsens, seek medical attention. You can also send in a picture. Any navel piercings involved? If so, remove foreign body. ...Read more
I have a pain in my belly button and when I cleaned it with a q-tip it had a clear thin fluid with a little blood in it. What should I do?
Belly button has a clear liquid inside. My bb already stinks, but the fluid makes it stink less. A crust forms in opening, & it hurts to touch & bend?
Smelly Belly Button: Any smell or discharge coming from the belly button can be due to an infection. The most common causes of infection in the belly button are due to piercings, fungal infections, yeast infections and obesity. If you are experiencing symptoms such as redness in the affected area, painful swelling, and curd-like discharge resulting in a smelly belly button, you should see your doctor as soon as possib. ...Read more
Debris built up: Belly buttons come in all sizes and shapes. Old skin cells are being shed all the time and this material can build up in the umbilicus (belly button). Sometimes this debris can become infected and can drain some liquid material or pus. You may want to gently clean out area with peroxide on a q-tip. If it is a persistent problem, see your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to ascertain: Very difficult to ascetain the cause, how long? How much fluid(teaspoon less or more) any injury? If this persists you've to see an M.D. ...Read more
Yes: This is abnormal go see a surgeon. ...Read more
My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?
I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?
Contact surgeon: Please contact your surgeon as soon as possible to see what they recommend as evaluation or treatment for your issue however it does not sound like an emergency issue. ...Read more
My belly button piercing is red all over and has fluid, but it only hurts when it's hit or when I move certain ways. Is it infected?
Possible: It can be anywhere from mechanical irritation to an infection, bacterial or fungal. Have your doc take a look at the area, maybe have the fluid cultured if infection is of concern. In the interim removing the piercing, if possible, keeping the area dry and covered and otherwise normal hygiene, only water and soap should suffice. ...Read more
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