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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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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?

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

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

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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I Noticed some fluid leaking from my belly button, but it doesnt have odor.. it burns,, and it started bleeding.It wont stop leaking.What can it be?

I Noticed some fluid leaking from my belly button, but it doesnt have odor.. it burns,, and it started bleeding.It wont 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

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

Exam : 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. ...Read more

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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

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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 
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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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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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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 have clear discharge leaking from my belly button I have pain around it and it seem to itch also and the clear stuff smells horrible?

Belly Button Infxn: Stinky or smelly belly button discharge is a vivid sign of infection. The infection over belly button causes it to develop red color painful swelling and discharge curd-like substance. Believed to be caused due to some specific conditions such as the belly button piercing, fungal infection, yeast infection, ultraviolet rays and overweight, the infection produces pus within the navel. See doc! ...Read more

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1)can patent urachus suddenly occur out of the blue at age of 20 in men?2)can poking ur belly button punture a hole that lets urine leak out?

1)can patent urachus suddenly occur out of the blue at age of 20 in men?2)can poking ur belly button punture a hole that lets urine leak out?

1) Yes. 2) No.: A patent urachus is a still open congenital connection between the umbilicus (bellybutton) and the dome of the bladder. Poking your bellybutton will not cause it. A patent urachus is manifested by urine leaking out of the bellybutton or infection of the abdominal wall or bladder. Although we usually see it in younger children, it can become apparent in an older child or adult. Surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Dear Sir I just have done my laparoscopy for gallbladder stone. I m having water leaking from my belly button. Not so much.

Contact Surgeon: When one has a post operation complication they must inform their surgeon. You were sent home with specific instructions for your post operation care. You have a complication. Please let the surgeon know. ...Read more