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Why does my belly button oze yellow sticky stuff?

Why does my belly button oze yellow sticky stuff?

Several: You may have an infection. This is deep down inside multiple layers of skin kissing each other and can cause your symptoms. You may have gotten an insect bite? Chigger, tick, mite? You may have an allergic reaction to some chemical in the belly button. Soaps, lotions, etc. Omphalitis can occur and may need antibiotics and other treatment. If red, painful, streaking, hot or pus, get seen! ...Read more

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Stinky yellow fluid in belly button?

Stinky yellow fluid in belly button?

Clean better: Honestly, the most common reason i find for this is simply needing to clean more completely. I know that may sound mean. However, sometimes infections can occur especially in those whose umbillicus or belly button had for instance a skin fold creating a pocket that is more easily infected and/or much harder to keep clean. This may require antibiotics and even surgery to correct. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button leaks yellow fluid?

What does it mean when your belly button leaks yellow fluid?

Uncertain: 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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I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

I just had surgery and they went through my belly button its a week later and there is a fluid that's yellow coming out?

Contact surgeon: Please contact your surgeon as soon as possible to see what they recommend as evaluation or treatment for your issue however it does not sound like an emergency issue. ...Read more

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Belly button is draining yellow pus. How do I stop this?

Belly button is draining yellow pus. How do I stop this?

Get is checked.: 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 is red raw and crusty and has a yellow liquid coming out?

My belly button is red raw and crusty and has a yellow liquid coming out?

Infection : The yellow liquid could be plus, which indicates infection. For now, put some topical antibiotic ointment and go to your primary Doctor tomorrow or the nearest urgent care center for a quick assessment and proper antibiotic treatment. Feel better! ...Read more

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Stool colour yellow with brown patches , and pain below the belly button .what does it mean?

Stool colour yellow with brown patches , and pain below the belly button .what does it mean?

Colitis: The yellowish stools usually are caused by more rapid transit through the intestinal tract and are soft. The abdominal discomfort suggests irritability and/or inflammation of the colon. A viral infection is more common than a bacterial or parasitic one. See your physician if symptoms persist or significant abdominal tenderness,fever,or vomiting develop. ...Read more

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I noticed today a yellow liquid in my belly button, innie belly button. the liquid smells. Should i be worried?

Infected BellyButton: It seems you have an infection in your Belly Button.You need to consult your Doctor and will need cleaning of your bellybutton and a swab for culture.Will need topical and/or oral Antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a yellow crusty looking thing in my belly button. I've read online that it's an infection but there's no smell or liquid.

I have a yellow crusty looking thing in my belly button. I've read online that it's an infection but there's no smell or liquid.

Umbilical drainage: This may be an infection, and although it sounds like it, this cannot be diagnosed without being seen. Let your doctor look at this and advise. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause an itchy belly button and yellow pus like liquid?

Infected cyst: You should see your doctor so he/she can inspect it and provide antibiotics, if needed. ...Read more

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3 years ago i had a hysterectomy, 2 years ago i started to have had pain, burning & smelly yellow discharge from my belly button. What could it be? :/

3 years ago i had a hysterectomy, 2 years ago i started to have had pain, burning & smelly yellow discharge from my belly button. What could it be? :/

Probably just: A suture granuloma, but you might need to have this removed. Much less likely but nevertheless possible is endometriosis or neoplasm. Go back and see your gyn to be sure. ...Read more

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Hello, i gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should i do?

Hello, i gor my belly button pierced 9/7/15 and its red around the top ball also yellow/white oozing. I think it ripped, what should i do?

It is likely Infecti: Infection of the skin and soft tissues deeper to the skin is common when you get piercing done under unhyegenic conditions. You may need to see a doctor to get this problem treated with antibiotics and for removal of this foreign body before you get into more serious health problems. Live a simpler life to keep your life less complicated. ...Read more

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Had lap surgery 12/20. Woke up today with drainage from belly button on sheet. Has been draining pink/yellow all day. I posted a pic of it on profile?

Had lap surgery 12/20. Woke up today with drainage from belly button on sheet.  Has been draining pink/yellow all day. I posted a pic of it on profile?

Natural Process: When there is injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. The swelling occurs under the skin layers and then can leak out of an open wound. The fluid contains water, protein, electrolytes and cells that give it color. This is a natural process and aids in healing. As it heals, the drainage will decrease. Keep it covered. ...Read more

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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 is leaking yellow discharge it's got a very strong smell to it and is very red and itchy 
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Need an exam: Best guess is leaking pus from deeper infection or weeping fluid from more superficial skin infection (like a fungal infection). A physician would need to examine to determine if drainage is necessary or if thorough cleaning/topical medication would suffice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Innie belly button has yellow discharge, very slight bleeding(after messing with it), and small red lump. Slight pain when bending. No insurance.

Innie belly button has yellow discharge,  very slight bleeding(after messing with it), and small red lump. Slight pain when bending. No insurance.

Public clinic: You are describing an infected cyst or gland that needs treatment. Public clinics will treat you despite the lack of insurance. Go and have this problem taken care of. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 5 days ago. Now all around my belly button is yellow. It was not there before and it was not bruised before. Any ideas?

I had my gallbladder removed 5 days ago. Now all around my belly button is yellow. It was not there before and it was not bruised before. Any ideas?

Likely bruise: Bruising can start out yellow and then turn into a regular bruise. Redness is generally cause for concern. I would get in touch with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I think i cut my belly button. Now i have what looks like bump almost new skin but not all of my belly button is red. Its sore and it yellow discharge?

I think i cut my belly button. Now i have what looks like bump almost new skin but not all of my belly button is red. Its sore and it yellow discharge?

Infection: Soreness and yellow discharge suggest infection. The first line of treatment is hygiene. Take a shower making sure to thoroughly but gently lather the area then rinse well. Afterwards, apply hydrogen peroxide on a cotton ball and gently clean out the navel twice a day. If it doesn't clear up in a couple of days, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I may have an abscess that is infected in/near my belly button, that has begun to leak blood/yellow puss about of my belly button. Doctors open 3 days?

You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful.: You might need antibiotics if it is not improving. A culture of the puss would be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi my age is 23 and I feel pain in belly button when I pee with dark yellow urine and sometimes I feel a little pain in lower abdomen?

Hi my age is 23 and I feel pain in belly button when I pee with dark yellow urine and sometimes I feel a little pain in lower abdomen?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, your description of your urine suggests that you are not drinking enough water. You should drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. Try this, if that does not help, it would be time to see a doctor.
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Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more