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I have a funny smelling goo coming from my belly button. What is this?

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Michael Erickson
General Practice
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In brief: Depends

It could be something as simple as lint or dirt from daily activity.
If the goo persists it could be a persistent urachus. The urachus is a embryological remnant of communication of the bladder to the umbilical cord. If this doesn't close, then urine can leak out this opening. See a physician to determine if this is the case and it can be surgically corrected.

In brief: Depends

It could be something as simple as lint or dirt from daily activity.
If the goo persists it could be a persistent urachus. The urachus is a embryological remnant of communication of the bladder to the umbilical cord. If this doesn't close, then urine can leak out this opening. See a physician to determine if this is the case and it can be surgically corrected.
Michael Erickson
Michael Erickson
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology

In brief: Belly button

Bacterial or yeast infection.

In brief: Belly button

Bacterial or yeast infection.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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