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

Debris built up

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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.
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Dr. Johnny Roy answered:

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

Hard to ascertain

Belly_button
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.
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Dr. Robert Dorsey answered:

My belly button is leaking some kind of fluid, any ideas why? What should I do

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this is abnormal go see a surgeon
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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.?

Not normal

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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!
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Leaking clear fluid from belly button 6 months pregnant should I be concerned?

Exam

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Your umbilicus or bellybutton is a closed area. If there is something training from it it is either an infection or dirt. Try cleaning it and then scheduling a visit with your doctor for an examination.
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My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?

Infection or allergy

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Either infected or allergy (to nickel). Apply antibiotic ointment such as bacitracin for a few days. If not improving see am md.
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Fluid leaking from my belly button. No fever. Thought it was from a shower but it keeps returning. Do I need to go to the doctor or will it go away?

Has to be seen

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Fluid leaking from belly button could be from patent urachus (tubular structure connecting bladder and umbilicus).
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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?

Minor vs major issue

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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.
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Urachal cyst- i have fluid leaking through my belly button white yellow colour while on my period..along with mid abdominal pain.. What could this be?

Infection

Sounds like a infection. The cramping may simply be related to your period. See your physician for evaluation for antibiotics and ways to help with the cramping.
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What does it mean if my belly button is leaking?

Uncertain

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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.
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