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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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Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do ?!

Hi my problem is smelly belly button I clean all time but can't get rid of it what shall I do ?!

Smelly Belly Button: Smelly belly button can be due to growth of bacteria and fungus as it does not get enough air and stays moist and swetty, it happens more often to people who are obese and lot of fat in the belly area, but can happen to others as well. To get rid of it you need to clean it thoroghly when you take a bath/shower and dry it with a hairdryer everyday and repeat daily, you will be able to get rid of it. ...Read more

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My husband suffers from a smelly belly button(though washes it everyday), in which there we noticed for past several years some wart-like "bug".Help?

My husband suffers from a smelly belly button(though washes it everyday), in which there we noticed for past several years some wart-like "bug".Help?

Could a simple: Problem , he may a sebaceous cyst its drainage will give foul smell , or granuloma from hair follicle , let his doctor examine and take care of it., mean while to use q tips to clean inside with peroxide , along with soap and water. ...Read more

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Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Could my umbilical hernia be causing my smelly belly button?

Hernia: Possibly. If the hernia is creating a pocket or fold of skin, moisture can get trapped in there and get smelly. ...Read more

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Since 4 months Had smelly belly button couple of times , cleaned it with warm salt water , worked. today little blood clogged and I have no pain.

Since 4 months Had smelly belly button couple of times , cleaned it with warm salt water , worked. today little blood clogged and I have no pain.

Will be OK: You cleaned your belly button a bit too vigourously and now it oozed a bit of blood. Leave it alone and it should heal fine. If it gets more irritated please see your health care provider. ...Read more

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I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore .

I have a very sore smelly belly button, it's like a sharp burning pain. And the button is red and sore .

See your doctor: A painful, red belly button is likely infected, and may also be symptomatic of a hernia there, if swollen. See a doctor promptly for antibiotics and possible surgery consultation. ...Read more

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On the copper coil for 3 years browny blood for 11 days then last night had loads of abdominal pain and today now a smelly belly button ?

On the copper coil for 3 years browny blood for 11 days then last night had loads of abdominal pain and today now a smelly belly button ?

Belly button: the odor in the belly button wouldn't usually have anything to do with the IUD. If you have abdominal pain and fever, please get evaluated as soon as possible. It's unclear what is causing your issue because lots of questions need to be asked. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, abdo pain and smelly discharge from belly button. Possible DX?

Pelvic pain, abdo pain and smelly discharge from belly button. Possible DX?

See a doctor...: I would worry about an umbilical hernia, urachal cyst, pelvic infection, bowel obstruction, ovarian problem, etc. You can get better list from a doc who can do an exam and run blood tests. Best wishs! ...Read more