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What Does It Mean If Your Belly Button Leaks
Good morning. My belly button has a weird smell and it also leaks out a clear substance. What can it possibly be?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: This is abnormal go see a surgeon. ...Read more
My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed my belly button is leaking clear fluid, no strong order but won't go away? Should I be seen for this?
Yes: There should not be a persistent drainage from your navel. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I have a hardness around my belly button with some pain, and tonight it leaked a cloudy red liquid with little to no smell.
See your doctor: See your doctor. You may need antibiotics. Keep it clean and dry. Wash your hands and try not to touch it. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I have a pimple like bump inside my belly button. I had one on the outside also. It is red and leaks pus that has a foul smell. Is it serious?
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