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a discharge in my belly button that smell and is red?

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I have noticed a discharge in my belly button that smell and is red and irratated...what could it be?

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replied November 13th, 2011
Skin Answer A28484
Hello and welcome to E health forum.

The description of your symptoms indicate the possibility of infection in subcutaneous tissue around the umbilicus, or conditions like fistula or a sinus connected to visceral organs.

You might consult with a doctor for a physical examination and proper evaluation with imaging studies, so that proper treatment can be decided.

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