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What does it mean if my belly button is leaking?

What does it mean if my belly button is leaking?

Uncertain: 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. ...Read more

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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What can I do if my belly button is leaking some kind of fluid any ideas why?

What can I do if my belly button is leaking some kind of fluid any ideas why?

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

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

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

Several posibilities: 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. ...Read more

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My belly button is leaking yellow discharge it's got a very strong smell to it and is very red and itchy?

My belly button is leaking yellow discharge it's got a very strong smell to it and is very red and itchy?

Need an exam: Best guess is leaking pus from deeper infection or weeping fluid from more superficial skin infection (like a fungal infection). A physician would need to examine to determine if drainage is necessary or if thorough cleaning/topical medication would suffice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had an eptopic pregnancy in 2012. The scar in my belly button is leaking a stinky fluid. What could be the cause of that?

I had an eptopic pregnancy in 2012. The scar in my belly button is leaking a stinky fluid. What could be the cause of that?

Get checked: Its been many years since your surgery and is highly unusual. You need an evaluation by a physician to determine the cause of fluid and ensure that there is nothing serious going on. ...Read more

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What would cause my belly button to leak a clear fluid?

? infection: Some infections of the skin structures around the belly button may get irritated and cause a leaking of fluid. This is more common in people who get piercings of course. Have it checked as leaking there needs an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.?

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: 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! ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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I may have an abscess that is infected in/near my belly button, that has begun to leak blood/yellow puss about of my belly button. Doctors open 3 days?

You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful.: You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful. ...Read more

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Good morning. My belly button has a weird smell and it also leaks out a clear substance. What can it possibly be?

OMPHALITIS: Or inflammation of the umbilicus (belly button) is usally due to poor HYGIENE and you need to GENTLY swab out the area and apply a antibacterial cream or ointment (Over the Counter preparations are OK)

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button leaks yellow fluid?

Uncertain: 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. ...Read more

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

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

Possibly.: 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. ...Read more

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I Noticed some fluid leaking from my belly button, but it doesn't have odor. It burns, and it started bleeding. It won't stop leaking. What can it be?

Belly Button: The fact that you bellybutton is leaking some fluid suggest some collection of either infection or inflammation maybe umbilicitis. Sometimes there are communications between the umbilicus or belly button and the internal abdominsl cavity. Either way it warrants a visit to your physician to be evaluated ...Read more