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Should I be worried if there is clear fluid leaking from my abdomen but no wound?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: Yes

If the leakage is spontaneous and not related to trauma or surgery then it may be a sign of a patent urachus.
This can be addressed easily with surgery. An abdominal ultrasound and voiding cystogram will help to confirm diagnosis. This goes also for infants and children.

In brief: Yes

If the leakage is spontaneous and not related to trauma or surgery then it may be a sign of a patent urachus.
This can be addressed easily with surgery. An abdominal ultrasound and voiding cystogram will help to confirm diagnosis. This goes also for infants and children.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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In brief: Belly Button?YES

If you are experiencing clear fluid leaking from the belly button area, there is a possibility it could actually be urine.
When a fetus is in the womb, there is a connection between its bladder and the umbillical cord. Rarely this connection persists or can reopen later. If this is what you are describing, please get evaluated by a urologist, as it could be a sign of a tumor of the urachus.

In brief: Belly Button?YES

If you are experiencing clear fluid leaking from the belly button area, there is a possibility it could actually be urine.
When a fetus is in the womb, there is a connection between its bladder and the umbillical cord. Rarely this connection persists or can reopen later. If this is what you are describing, please get evaluated by a urologist, as it could be a sign of a tumor of the urachus.
Dr. Robert Donato
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care

In brief: Yes

It could be lymphedema - it is a sign skin is drowning in it's fluids and can lead to infection, need to make sure there is no connection to underlying organs - your doctor will be able to tell u for sure.

In brief: Yes

It could be lymphedema - it is a sign skin is drowning in it's fluids and can lead to infection, need to make sure there is no connection to underlying organs - your doctor will be able to tell u for sure.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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