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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.?

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Dr. Steven Harris
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Steven Harris
Dr. Steven Harris
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

This could be due to many possibilities and depends alot on the reasons for the original surgery inuding persistent urachal cyst, inclusion cyst, sinus, fistula, infected permanent sutures, etc.
This may require radiologic imaging for diagnosis.

In brief: Many possibilities

This could be due to many possibilities and depends alot on the reasons for the original surgery inuding persistent urachal cyst, inclusion cyst, sinus, fistula, infected permanent sutures, etc.
This may require radiologic imaging for diagnosis.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not normal

You may have infection . You need to see doctor

In brief: Not normal

You may have infection . You need to see doctor
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
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