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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?
? infection: Some infections of the skin structures around the belly button may get irritated and cause a leaking of fluid. This is more common in people who get piercings of course. Have it checked as leaking there needs an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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 more
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 more
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
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?
I can't feel my abdominal its been like that for 3 days and my belly button stated leaking goo it let out a bunch of hair now there a little bump?
Seek care now: Taik to an adult about seeking care now. ...Read more
I've had my gallbladder removed via keyhole 4 days ago. My belly button is leaking thick dark yellow pus that fills dressings quickly. Is this normal?
Postop/GB/issue: See your surgeon ASAP!!!!Get a more detailed answer ›
I been puting antibiotic ointment on my belly button for days and I feel sick bully button leaking liquid dr said I'm fine but do I just clean it more?
Maybe not: Over cleaning and manipulating an inflamed area can make it worse and cause leakage of a small amount of fluid. On the other hand, if there has been leakage around this site for a while it could indicate an abnormal connection between your umbilicus and an underlying structure, such as your bladder. You should always feel comfortable seeking a second opinion. ...Read more
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 has swelling tenderness and redness around it. No odor but it leaks a pinkish discharge. What could it be?
Probably: An infection, but you can have congenital persistent connection from umbilicus to internal organs. So have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more
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?
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
Had a laprascopy not where insision was made but in my belly button is a open hole leaking green yellow stuff got pain fever tired feel ill?
Culture needed: See your surgeon and get your drainage cultured for possible infection. ...Read more
Pain around belly button area now clear fluid leaking. Have severe constipation due to other drugs being taken. Have I given myself a hernia?
See doctor: You need to see your doctor for this fluid you state. Now better get going on this one. ...Read more
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?
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