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Could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

Could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

Bacterial infection: Yes, infection in the umbilicus or extending from the abdominal cavity and finding the umbilicus as an outlet can produce severely malodorous secretions. ...Read more

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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Is it bad if your belly button badly smells?

Is it bad if your belly button badly smells?

It needs checked: Smelly belly button is not a pleasant and you should consult doctor to find out what is causing it and get rid of the smell. ...Read more

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Why does a belly button smell? And how can you make ordor stop?

Why does a belly button smell? And how can you make ordor stop?

Infection: There are number of reasons including a small fistula, or localized infection. This area can be gently cleaned with a q tip and alcohol.If the problem persists you will need to be evaluated by a surgeon to address the underlying abnormal tissue. ...Read more

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Why does a belly button smell? What do u do to make the smell stop?

Why does a belly button smell? What do u do to make the smell stop?

BELLY BUTTON SMELLS: The belly button is a difficult body part to clean. It's a catch-all for dirt, lint, sweat, dead skin cells, bacteria & yeast germs, as well as fibers from clothing. It's also locked up without air. Like limburger cheese! whew! get a few q-tips, dip them into rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide & very gently swab the inside of the belly-button at least once daily. And then dry thoroughly. ...Read more

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Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area i like to kno why?

Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area i like to kno why?

Discharge? : Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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My belly button smells like cheese?

My belly button smells like cheese?

Did u eat burger or: Pizza last night b4 u went to bed?(just kidding!) not sure but could just be accumulation of scaly debris, greasy materials etc. Or perhaps a sign of diabetes. Get checked up by your md. Try cleaning the area with cotton buds soaked with peroxide. While u are taking a shower, u can clean the area with soap and water. Go see your dr as needed.Take care! ...Read more

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I have liquid coming out of my belly button with a smell?

I have liquid coming out of my belly button with a smell?

Go to the Doctor: Please this is an infection and something that you would never just leave alone. Please go to see your physician today. ...Read more

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I have a hole in my belly button and its imflamed and bleeding and smells?

Your Doctor: No substitute for seeing your pcp, this issue can't be resolved on the net or on the phone. ...Read more

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I have puss coming out of my belly button and it smells bad. What is wrong with me?

I have puss coming out of my belly button and it smells bad. What is wrong with me?

The beelly button: Is what is called the umbilicus . Developmentally it is the link between the fetal and maternal circulation . After birth the link will be cut with scissor and ligated . The opening will close in most cases . In some cases , the opening did not close permanently . From time to time it present with wetting , bleeding and at times pus coming from it . The pus indicate that there is infection. ...Read more