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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
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
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
Hi doctor... I have milkly fluid coming out of my belly button....and now days I have more white discharge from my vagina. My periodic cycle has still not come, its 17 days late and I m NT in my periods. I had protected sex with my bf in mid oct. I also d
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
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
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