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What Does It Mean If Your Belly Button Leaks
My belly button piercing has been leaking a sticky and smelly fluid and when dries becomes crusty? Help?
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
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 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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