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Should I be worried if some smelly fluid is coming out of my belly?

Should I be worried if some smelly fluid is coming out of my belly?

Belly-smelly: Depends on exactly what part of your belly is emitting the smelly fluid, and what the fluid looks like. Please give more details. ...Read more

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A smelly clear fliquid coming out from belly button no pain no sweeling no redness just a fluid only?

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

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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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Should I be worried if there is clear fluid leaking from my abdomen but no wound?

Yes: If the leakage is spontaneous and not related to trauma or surgery then it may be a sign of a patent urachus. This can be addressed easily with surgery. An abdominal ultrasound and voiding cystogram will help to confirm diagnosis. This goes also for infants and children. ...Read more

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I had an mre of abdomen and pelvis. Report said small amount of free fluid in pelvis. What does this mean? Should i be worried?

I had an mre of abdomen and pelvis. Report said small amount of free fluid in pelvis. What does this mean? Should i be worried?

Physiologic: It is common to find a physiologic amount of free fluid in the pelvis (especially in women). Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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