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Every so often my bellybutton starts to stink and if I stick my finger in there I find this goo which smells absolutely disgusting. Even after cleaning it out daily it takes a week or two for it to go away. Sometimes it gets so bad I can smell it through my shirt and it crusts up around the rim of my bellybutton. Sometimes I'll stick a little wad of toilet paper in there to soak up the juice and keep the stink from spreading.

I know it's gross, but Is this normal?
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When two folds of skin are in close contact with each other and there is no movement, the moisture and oil naturally excreted by the skin will become stale and infected with bacteria and will begin to smell.
This phenomenon is not confined to the belly button. Anyone who has had a broken shoulder and had their arm in a bent position on a sling will soon discover that the skin on the inside of the elbow will smell unless attended to.
Unfortunately, the skin in the belly button just remains there in close contact and with no movement or airing so bacteria have a field day and a horrible smell develops.
Preventing this means making sure the skin is well ventilated and kept dry.
Some people have a deeper button which makes it more difficult to keep it dry. Some people perspire more than others so it's easy to see how the problem affects some people and not others.
Some years ago, when I never bothered about my button, I noticed it was very sore when drying after a bath. It was also very smelly and red.
All I did from then on was make sure I washed it properly and then dried it thoroughly afterwards. I then "checked" it regularly and the smell and soreness disappeared and has never returned.

So... For all you sufferers, if you prevent the skin folds from clamming together and you ensure it is well dried after bathing, there is every chance the problem will be cured. Dry it gently by dabbing it with a soft tissue because the slightest roughness will make it sore and the skin will then weep moisture and start to smell. I suggest you do not apply any vaseline type cream as this may trap the moisture and cause added soreness. Talcum powder will help to dry it but beware of the powder becoming moist and crusty. Hopefully, once any soreness has gone the button will stop weeping.
Prevention in future means trying to keep it well aired and dry even if this means dabbing it with a tissue once or twice during the day.

The medical profession these days tend to look for a quick fix, as indeed we all do, but simply applying antibiotic creams on a regular basis will only lead to a recurrence after the temporary "cure."
I hope these few comments will be helpful and remember that once the problem is sorted, it is much easier to keep it that way than to let it return and start all over again.
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@: quaips
I might also suggest a form of yeast infection.
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@: zelit
Mine smells like a butt
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@: quaips
Stinky belly button is from Candida yeast invading the navel tract. Squeeze out the goo, then keep the area dry with alcohol and plenty of fresh air. Apply a topical antifungal cream/oil daily. In the meanwhile, cut back on sugar, coffee, ibuprofen, antibiotics, and stress, all of which make the Candida problem worse. Also, chew your meals slowly and get more omega 3's in your diet. It may sound unrelated but trust me it helps. Keep up your hydration and fiber. Find a list of alkalizing foods online and indulge in them. All this helped my bf; his stinky belly button has never come back.
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I thought it was normal to have a stinky one a few days a week. I don't mean daily and I don't mean one that is draining. I was thinking if it is draining, that was suspect of bacteria, not fungus or virus. But the Candida yeast does make perfect sense since that does grow in the stomach and I think intestines.

I had surgery 5 weeks ago on my belly (laparoscopic) and my belly button started to weep yellow orange blood stuff from my belly button in week 1. By week 4 it stopped. But again, I had a scope shoved in my belly button and I had an infection - that is why it was weeping. I just kept it taped up with surgical gauze given to me. I didn't want that stuff to get on my clothes. I also kept it taped up with the gauze at night since it wept at night too. I kept it clean with mild soap like dial. I didn't use alcohol or peroxide since I was told from my obgyn surgeon that would be too much and too strong. I also didn't put ANY of that darn anti biotic gel on it. Neosporin. That made it WORSE.

I suspect that a good diet with low sugar and low fat would help in all cases of health, not just for a healthy non stinky belly button. But I believe I have read if a yeast infection is present, then limit sugar. I think sugar feeds the virus/fungus.
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over medicating, wash and dry will work just as well as it did for me.
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I too have the same problem and showed/asked my nurse about it and she said it was a yeast infection which my doctor also said it was. He said it is caused by not drying the area very well. In any case you can get an over the counter anti-fungal cream for it or your doctor can prescribe a cream. And for those of you with the wise cracks, show some respect, you may have a problem someday that you need help with.
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i get this too,thought it was just me but i found a remady sudo crem you used for nappy rash just wash the area in bath etc cotton wool bud a bit of sudo crem in there leave it in there works wonders good luck
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i agree with you it works.
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its deff high in sugers im type 2 dibetic
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I know what it is!!!! I read on someone else's thread about the same problem that it had something to do with a diet too high in simple sugars. Since the reason I was looking at threads was because I had the same issue, I looked back at my diet over the past week. Sure enough, over the past few days I had drank a lot of soda when I normally drink water, and had been eating a lot of bad carbs. Over these past two days I've been watching the sugar intake and drinking more water. Guess what? No more stinky belly button!! Try it! I've had this issue off and on for several years and I've finally found something that works - less sugar. Alcohol, soap, drying it out with a hair dryer, etc. and nothing has made a noticeable change til now.
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@: holla09
wet and damp. keep it dry and no more problem
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im a clean person too and have also had this problem!!

if ur belly button smells or has any sort of dicharge/weeping, it's more than likely a bacterial infection. inner belly buttons get warm and moist in heat and are subject to all nasties...

it's best to use savlon antiseptic cream (to kill the bacteria), or canesten cream...apply twice a day using a cotton bud. if u find it hard cleanin the area, try cleaning using a cotton bud too.
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Please use correct word spelling. Your is Y-O-U-R not "ur" etc Thanks
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@: carolb
Please use periods at the end of your sentences if you're going to be the grammar police.
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RaNdOmPoPcOrN
Or else he'll be at the grammer slammer
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"too clean of a person"?

get over yourself.
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they were =n't trying to be stuck up you jerk just stating a fact
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Okay...
For all of those telling you that maybe one day when "you're in the real world" I just want to let you know that there is no such thing. That's right the "real world" does not exist. Never let anyone tell you otherwise. For those spreading lies about the "real world"; wake up, it does not exist. The real world is all in your imagination and more responsibility does not constititute the existence of such.

Now...about that belly button. :) It's perfectly normal to have a smelly belly! I bet that's great to hear. Bacteria thrive in areas that are dark, damp, and warm. Name me one innie belly that doesn't fit the dark and warm criteria? I suppose a very shallow button could be light, but that's about it. Now as far as the damp goes. If you wash, swim, dance in the rain, sweat, or do anything else, then chances are your belly button has cause to be damp. Therefore a belly button is the ideal home for bacteria, which stink, both metaphorically and literally.

A good way to help prevent this is by making sure you completely dry your belly button after washing. Since it will become damp again with sweat, this does not ensure perfection, however by it being completely dry at some point, you discourage bacteria from taking up residence in your belly button.

For those of you who think you might have gotten an infection. (It's not because you are overweight, as earlier posted.) Try treating it just as you would any other infection before going to a doctor. Your primary goal should be to discourage bacteria from staying by keeping your belly button as dry and clean as possible.

Hope this is helpful for all those seeking real advice on the case of mysterious smelly belly. :)
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It's probably an infection so go and see the doctor and also dont listen to those people sending horrible comments there just pigs I hope you find a way to cure it so good luck :)
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I would like to end this rubbish for everyone. Please find below the guidelines to follow if you have this problem!

It may be caused by a number of reasons, it is down to the individuals body.

If you have redness, inflammation (swelling), and/or a yellowish discharge inside or around your belly button, follow these simple guidelines for 2-3 days:

try not to pick or scratch the affected area,
clean your belly button gently with salt water twice a day, and
dry it carefully but thoroughly after washing.
If after a few days you still have the same symptoms, you should see your GP so that they can investigate the cause of the irritation. If you have an infection your GP may prescribe a course of antibiotics.

Hope this helps everyone who needs it.
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i've just had a keyhole operation ,my bellybutton stinks,docter said its fine no infection so gonna take ur advice.thanx
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I had one too 5 weeks ago. I had an infection in week one, but I got on Septra. Got an allergic reaction then went on Keflex. Fixed it right up. I just kept mine dry and clean clean clean with regular soap and I made sure it was very dry after each shower. Wet places means bacteria, even without keyhole surgery.
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Hi.. StinkyBB

I came here because I had the same problem as you, I ended up with the same sentiments as you, I even signed up to post this, cannot guarantee more posts though.

You quoted someone as being an Ars*hole, you were too kind to them, I read some of your previous posts, you were too kind to them as well.

From what I see this thread is a waste of time, from the other threads I read they are a waste of time too. Either this site needs moderating or taking off line, it serves no purpose except to let kids and idiots type a load of garbage (Apologies to the (About 5%%) sensible replies)

I would suggest to anyone who might have a genuine enquiry as to a health problem that they seek advice elsewhere as this does not seem the place to get it.

At the end of the day, I wish you the best of luck with your problem, if you do find an answer I would be pleased to hear it.

Kind regards to the sensible replyees, as for the rest, euthanasia is your best option.
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Your right,there are a lot of imature,insensitive lowlifes out there.I have the same problem and I have had some success in figuring out what the problem is and what you can do to get rid of it.It is a yeast overgrowth that is probably brought on by a sugary diet.Things you can do to fix this is cut out sugar as much as you can.find a good herbal intestinal cleanse and take the capsules like it says and it will kill the bad bacteria in your intestines and after time this smell will gradually go away.Drinking metamucil every 2-3 days is very smart too.A enema wouldnt be a bad idea either.
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no u
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All of you who are posting stupid comments must be retarded teenagers. You have no idea what real life is like and you are in for a rude awakening when/if you ever grow up. I have had this problem as well and believe me when I say that I am a clean person. I shower at least once a day but some things are beyond my control. I just hope that one day you will learn to have some respect for other human beings.
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I got this problem just today. I got it three weeks ago and haven't had any smell but I was cleaning this morning and wow!. I soaked it with warm water and soap in a cup for ten minutes. Then i wiped it down with alcohol. I did the same with the ring and the smell is gone... For now. H2ocean is good to
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Try cleaning it out with hydrogen peroxide.
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ok. here its is. its not a matter of weight.it may be a case of personal hygeine sometimes. but im a very clean person. and i have snakebite piercings. any orifice in the human body smells including piercings just clean then with antiseptic and soap once daily for about a week or two. the smell should subside. it will come back but just repeat those steps. it works for me.
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At the end of the day, my bellybutton smells like prison sex no matter what I do to clean it.
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just clean it at the end of the day.
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LOL
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LOL!!!
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Sounds like a recurring infection. Go see a doctor.
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My bellybutton secretes a sharp, cheesy smell like x-tra cheesy DORITO's
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never eating doritos again.
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@: jandkb
That statement just ruined my appetite.
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My wife had the same problem and the smell was horrid..sometimes it affected our love life. her doctor insisted it was a yeast infection but she rarely drinks beer or eats bread. while entertaining guests after a church outing i realized we had no cheese for the crackers and wine--sounds crazy but i used a butter knife to her navel and introduced it to my brethren as a "secret pate'" -needless to say the members of our church loved it and are always asking me for the recipe. so maybe you can use it to your advantage.
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you are disgusting, I thought this site was to get advise not to be joked about. Asshole
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ok so first problem is that's just sick. second don't get me wrong i'm not a christian but i have a heart and wouldn't feed what might be a yeast infection to ppl i know. third that's just wrong in so many ways. like u should go see a doc about that. that's prolly something u'd do if someone was an asshole to u. i hope the ppl at ur church find out cause that's wrong
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awesome
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that is sooo grosss
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Norita has a stinky bellybutton Like EXTRA SHARP Cheddar Cheese !
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I suggest you see a doctor if there's goo coming out of your belly button, especially if it's that strong to where you can smell it through your shirt.
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My belly button stinks too...I bathe everyday and wash it out everyday with soap and water and use peroxide and q tips daily but I can still smell it when I 'm sitting or standing I know that smell, because I have stuck my finger in it and sniffed it to see if that was what it was I was smelling, it kind of smells like my feet and my private area, seems all my orfaces smell alike except my mouth and ears. I do not understand what the problem is. Maybe it's because I am over weight and my guts are coming out or my intestines are backing up because I stay constipated...I don't know but it is getting on my nerves.
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You could be diabetic. Even a slightly raised blood glucose is a feast for the yeast that normally colonize your skin. Switch to low-glycemic whole-food carbs, no dairy, very little meat diet and exercise to a dripping sweat every day. Try that for a couple of weeks to see if it helps. Whatever you do, see your doctor.
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It's a yeast infection. Use the tinactin spray they normally perscribe for atheletes foot twice a day for a week or so then use baby powder to keep ur bellybutton dry. Works like a charm!
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BTW...In addition to my previous post, I've noticed that some people are saying that is some medical condition or some type of infection - this is NOT the case. As long as it just smells funky and your not oozing, bleeding, or something else that shouldn't be there - your fine. It's just that the bellybutton doesn't get a lot of air, nor does your backside. Therefore, it might get a little smelly. You have to realize that your body temperature is 98.6, yes the outside isn't that warm - but you have to factor in the climate, clothes, and your activity. One thing to keep in mind, use a good deodorant - not a real cheap one. Those do not work well under your armpits and they are not going to work well in other places either! Anyway, I hope this helps everyone as well as it has for me!
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Everyone's belly button smells. I was, coincidentally, discussing this with my parents a few days ago. The belly button has the most bacteria of anywhere on the body because it's so hard to clean. Goodness knows what germs have gotten in there, but you cannot reach. It's really gross, but unfortunately normal.

However if there is this much goo coming out of it then it may be infected. Go and see a Doctor, and refrain from picking or messing around with it. Leave it alone and that will help it to heal.
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I had this forever! I tried everything from soaking rubbing alcohol in it to Q tips etc. Finally I broke down and asked my doctor about it. Try "hibicleanse". You can get it at any pharmacy OTC. It is the sterile soap doctors use before surgery. It has an active ingriedient called Clorahexadine. It completely kills any germs in there. I did it twice. Just put a bunch of the soap in there and started picking away til all the crust was gone. Days later I tried to see if I could get anything out or see if it would smell.... NOthing!! Relief. I still wash it about 3 times a week just to prevent reoccurence.
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I HAVE AN AWESOME SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM!!! I've had this same exact problem, no matter how skinny I am at the time. Unfortunately, I have a deep bellybutton. So, I use my deodorant, which is Secret - Shower Fresh brand. Of course, you obviously don't have to use that particular brand - but it does smell nice. After you shower and dry yourself off really well - either rub your finger over the deodorant and apply or use the corner of the deodorant, then rub in. I have also found other areas to use this. Let's put it this way, if it's dark and covered up most of the day, it may not be staying the freshest. I think you can use your imagination! If you use the deodorant (at least my type does), you will stay fresh ALL DAY long and even the next! Good luck!
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I have the same problem and been researching it and came across this article
"The doctor told me that I had a bacterial infection which is actually fairly common. A bit of bacteria gets in there and, encouraged by the dark conditions, spreads and causes problems. It's something akin to a yeast infection, which also grows in dark conditions. The infection seems to occur more commonly amongst persons like myself who are a little bit larger. (Maybe because our belly buttons are more in the dark?) Symptoms include bleeding, the excretion of a white, smelly substance, and in some severe cases like mine, the oozing of pus. Sometimes pain and soreness accompanies the other symptoms.
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She may be having a very deep bellybutton so clean it regularly or get her to a surgeon she may be having a fecal fistula wherein there an anomalous connection between the intestine and the bellybutton
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Okay, seriously this is a sign of some kind of yeast/bacterial infection. This comes and goes for me. When I've been eating too many carbs and not drinking enough water, this tends to happen to me. And my belly button has issues man! It smells nasty up in there! Smells like a tiny bug crawled up in there and died and started rotting for weeks or something! Sorry, for those with weak stomachs....but okay, it smells, we all get that, right? It smells BAD!

No but for real, stop eating CARBS, breads, cereal, sugar, etc.... and drink lots of water and it should go away. I will stick a Q-tip up in there to try to get what gunk I can out of that hole! Yuck!!
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If u have an inny belly button and slouch alot that can happen! I get the same thing! I reckon it happens because no air gets to it and it can't dry out and sweat builds up! I don't think it a serious problem just make sure u dry out ur belly button after u shower and don't slouch so much!
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Clean it in the shower and make sure you dry it afterwards.
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Hello Lovely Lady

I hope this is no longer an issue for you!

My wife had the exact same symptoms, word for word. She no longer has it.

She developed adult acne and started treatment initially with some standard oral antibiotics. She noticed her belly button did not smell so much though it was still there.

She was refered to a dermatologist who put her on Roaccutane which contains the drug Isotretinoin which shuts down all of your skin's oil glands. This cured her, it has been 3 yrs and it has not come back.

It is a very extreme drug only given in cases were the acne does not respond to creams and antibiotics. It does give an idea on what the problem is, it is most likely something like acne, a miro organism feeding off your bodies oil which produces this bad smell.

You can try taking this information to your GP or specialist and hopefully they can help.

The stupid UK NHS doctors told my wife she just had to live with it! Dont lose hope, it can be stopped.
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try squirting some diaper rash cream or yeast inf. medication in there. put a cotton ball inside and cover it with a bandaid
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are you sure you're not confusing your belly buttion as your anus?
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Anonymous
I had the same thing happen to me quite often and I got it looked at at the doctor's during a check-up. I was told that it was because of a soap and water build up. The smell usually occurs if there is sweat mixed in with the soap and water residue. It has nothing to do with a piercing, but it makes sense that people with piercings have it happen since they need to keep their bellybutton area clean.
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My belly button stinks too...I bathe everyday and wash it out everyday with soap and water and use peroxide and q tips daily but I can still smell it when I 'm sitting or standing I know that smell, because I have stuck my finger in it and sniffed it to see if that was what it was I was smelling, it kind of smells like my feet and my private area, seems all my orfaces smell alike except my mouth and ears. I do not understand what the problem is. Maybe it's because I am over weight and my guts are coming out or my intestines are backing up because I stay constipated...I don't know but it is getting on my nerves.
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I recommend going to a doctor and getting that checked.... it's definitely not normal and maybe they didn't sew your bellybutton right and it's opened. That sounds like an emergency case:(
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I gained about 15 pounds in the last year, and my BB went from pretty flat to somewhat deep: most of the pudge went to my abdomen and butt.

I, too, suddenly noticed a nasty smell, and was horrified to realize it was my BB!
Never had that problem before, ever!!! (And I'm over 40, stretched-out belly from childbearing)

I shower at least once daily, and make sure to soap up the BB and rinse it out well, dry it, and use a medicated powder (over the counter, not expensive) like Gold Bond or its equivalent (I'm in the US).

And if the BB begins to smell nasty, then do all but powder it, and use an antifungal cream or spray (like for jock itch/athlete's foot).
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You are suffering from the button on your pants. This happens to me with certain items of clothing. It is just an allergy to the material the button or snap is made of.
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so yes. I'd say it is normal
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just clean it everyday while taki g a shower or bath :)
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I had the same problem. It was a yeast infection of the navel. He suggested using some over the counter anti-fungal ointment, and I did. The problem never returned!
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It's not normal and has nothing to do with what you eat or how clean you are... go see your doctor he'll tell you what's going on.
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Oh god!! Why does that happen? This is not the first time I hear of this. Is this a condition I wonder... HMMM I'm going to google it because this is interesting.
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My belly button smells too, no matter how much I wash it or clean it out with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. I don't have any pain, bleeding, or pus, so I don't think it's infected. Probably just sweat and dead skin cells.
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vansshoes
So many comments
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Anyone could have a stinky bellybuttion right after you poke it too much, mine stinks, my cozen and friend too. so while taking a shower try not to clean your bellybutton because this is how i made my bellybutton smells like ass, try squeezing a lemon in it so it kills the becteria.
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Yeah, sometimes I get worried about my hygiene, so i stick my finger in my bellybutton and sniff it a little, it doesn't stink TERRIBLE it just has a small odor, I think it is normal, because we all have our own smell, so it's just our bodies and how they are, but green goo, nasty crust, that's terrible, I do have bellybutton lint, I wash it about, hmm whenever I think it needs to be washed, I don't know if it's something to worry about or not, so i don't worry, i just be sure to clean around there when I think it needs to be clean.
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This is totally normal, but you need to change how you shower/bathe. You literally need to clean out your belly button with soap using your finger and sticking it in there.
My ex from high school was super hot, but she had a sensitive belly button and didn't like to stick her finger in it when showering... It reeked so bad. I tried to laugh it off and ignore it but we finally had to wash my finger and leave the room. Pretty funny.
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blud, go doctor!
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I'm not overweight and my bellybutton does have a crazy smell to it. And I take a shower everyday sometimes twice a day. So yeah your normal.
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Actually ....it could be a yeast Infection.

you should get that checked out!

and maybe you should clean it better
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I have never even heard of anything like that before.
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I also have a stinky bellybutton.I wated help, I searched google "My bellybutton smells" and found this. I get the crust around my bellybutton too, I am overweight, my family and friends call me 'stinkhole', I'd have liked to have found a cure on this site, come one does anyone have any tips?
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Need to change your diet drastically. If it is a yeast infection. Eat plain biotic yogart; drink at least 3ltrs of water per day; eat fresh veg and fresh fruit daily and cut out junk food, nuts, and sugary food.

Of course you must wash daily even 3 times a day if you are very overweight and sweaty. I'm not overweight but I love feeling fresh and wash three times a day just because it makes me feel sexy.
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I am a ~600 lb female and i too have extreme belly odor. I have found that if i apply a mixture of udder creme lemon juice and star anise(ground up) in and around my belly button it seems to eliminate the odor for a few seconds.
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Hey dude 'whats that smell?' 'Oh it's just my bellybutton' LOL
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my friend boabie had this problem but he was usually trying to fuck his own bellybutton after a good fist up the arse he soon realised that his arsehole smelled so much worse he is such a man whore. incase your wondering he usually hangs around street corners trying to give his ass away so if you think this is normal just look for him and chances are he will give it a sniff for you. but all jokes a side how did you manage to fit your finger in there and what made you decide to talk about it as though it was normal
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See a doctor. You have a problem.
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my ex girlfriends belly button used to smell , i used to lick down her body , from her tits to her...you know what , and when i got near her belly button , i was like ...what the!... ahhh its this bitch again ... nasssty....
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HAHA. Okay. I have no idea what to tell you about your smelly blowhole. BUT, this by far, is the funniest shit I have ever read. Basically all the responses you have gotten, are fuckin GREAT. I laughed so hard I swallowed my gum. I loveee it.
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jayde.
I get a similar problem with my piercing, but it doesnt weep or crust up, it just stinks when I take my bar out.
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Use deadorant (antipersperant not just the scented crap)

Just put it on the affected area (preferably immediately after you've showered and dried/cleaned the area) and then you should be fine.

I always take a little bit of the deodorant on my finger and swipe it inside my belly button (and under my massive tata's) just to keep the sweat minimal because I hate the feeling of sweat.

NOTE: If you're using antiperspirant/deodorant in a noticeable place remember they did invent INVISIBLE versions.

That said... This place is a joke and I only signed up to give some decent advice on this post.

This place is like 4chan just less awesome.

Try harder, trollfags. Try harder.
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Lol popular topic! Dude! Just soak it with baby oil everytime you shower n clean it out with Qtips. That's how you do it. It will make it smell good again.
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I think it is one of those normal wierd things, it looks like many have it!!! I also think it is a good thing to be able to Joke about it!! It is gross and it is wierd and it is too bad so many are concerned, sometimes laughing over stuff helps...and I am old 62 years old and I can laugh at this..if you are too concerned always see a doctor...
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I've noticed my bellybutton smells weird too! I never really knew what the cause was, but you're not alone! it isnt that grose people, come on...
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Simply it's fungus
Go see your GP and will give you cream fir it, though you need to use the cream for at least 2 wks and 3 times a day...
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It's happened to me in a very mild way.
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goo? i think go to a doc NOW
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If there's gooey liquids then... Something is probably wrong! YOu should get that checked out
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It's called sweating.
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After reading this I immediately stuck my finger in my belly button and smelled it and THANK GOD I'm good
You need to get something to fixture ASAP That sounds really offensive
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It is compleatly normal. When i was extreamly overwieght i had this problem. It would even occationally bleed. Since then i've been working out and eating healthy. Its cleared up and rarly ever stinks at all. I cut out most sugar and grain foods. Veggies are my friends. It may suck but if you start on this path im sure your belly button will reward you with no stink, or at least not much.
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Besty advice! Go see a physican.
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Okay I have a girlfriend that tells me something simular to haveing odor in her belly Button! I thought she was just not bathing lol but come to find out from this I guess it could be your mom had bad Doc that didnt tie off her cord propperly LOL I have a perfectly round belly button absolutly no skin to squash together to allow dampness to eb trapped at any rate ewwwwwwwwww maybe use some powder?!?!?!
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TheBlueOne
Ooohhh, you need to see a doctor. That seems like a chronic infection to me. ]:
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Trolling like a funky boss
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Hmm i've heard of this before, it's quite common.. best thing i can advise is keep cleaning it, but see a doctor about this as it could be a disease, i wish i could help out but hope this helps. Goodluck!
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As I was reading this my bellybutton started hurting.
clean my belly button too. But it feels weird.
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*I clean
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Every time I come back here my belly button hurts. All these comments about picking and scratching at it. Ugh pleas stop saying it's gross and if you say your belly button is 100% clean then your lying. It's impossible to have a clean belly button unless you clean it everyday.
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maybe you have a worm in your belly button and it's trying to get out.
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Your crazy
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lay down and pour peroxide into your belly button. it'll kill the infection. repeat about 3 times a day till the smell goes away. bathe often.
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its normal, just dirt and dead skin an such, same reason people with gages in their ears have that gross smell, really obese people also get it between their folds. As long as you wash regularly like a normal person at least once a day and its not physically irritating you in any way its fine.
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elephantface
U need a doctor
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The easiest thing to do is buy a box of alcohol wipes (in the diabetic isle) and use them when you have an outbreak or a couple of times a week if it's all the time. It will sting for a moment if you have broken skin, but stand in front of a fan or fan yourself with something. It happens all of the time to chubby people (like me) and I end up breaking the skin if I check on it too often. Remember, that skin is thinner than the skin under your eyes and can be irritated even easier.
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Well that used to happen to me when I was about 4-10 I have an outtie you prob have one to its just the puss that's inside that ball that comes out and stinks Ahhaha I think it's normal!:)
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This sounds lovely! I love things like crusted, sweaty belly buttons!
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I have the same problem accept I just have the smell not the discharge problem. And I wash it everyday.
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Damn how deep is ur belly button
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wash it out with soapy water every day and make sure you dry it really well and you shouldnt get it back.
its just damp that causing it, you shouldnt need any cream unless really sore, nappy rash cream works well in that case.
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I smell quite a lot. My arse stinks, my armpits do, my feet are dreadful, my balls sweat and smell cheesy, and the top of ma head pongs like onions. I get smellier as I get older. This is known as maturity.
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Clean it with white vinegar :)
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I agree with Ambermoon, ignore the idiots and trolls. This happens. You can clean your bellybutton with a lotion (baby lotion is good and gentle) and Q-tips. Then apply a gentle deodorant like Dry Idea. Let it rest for a bit, then wipe the surface with a cloth (NOT a Q-tip). See how that works. If you have a deep belly button, you might try an occasional anti-fungal, but I don't think that will be necessary.
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It's a fungal infection. A good natural and inexpensive way of handling it is to buy some 100% pure Tea Tree Oil and swab some in daily. Initially you may want to tear off a small piece of cotton, soak it in the oil, and insert it into your belly button. use some medical tape to ensure that it stays there all day.

The infection should be cured within 7-10 days, if not well before that.

Good luck!
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it gets very warm in there i think its just a bacteria build up
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Hi,

I also had the same problem, It happens because when you trim or shave your chest and stomach area, the hard hair goes into your navel,it cuts the inner skin.
All you need to do is .. get some copper sulphate crystal..(blue colour)
and put a small stone of Copper sulphate in your navel,
its going to hurt alot but you will be fine in 3-4 days.
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Wow how did I make it to 50-something and be so blessed with a clean odor-free belly button? It seems I am in the minority; I've never even heard of these things!
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u need to have someone lick it off man
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I've had this problem with the odor and i found daily washing then drying and applying body powder after showering eliminates the issue.
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Maybe it is infected. You should go see a doctor about it. Maybe it is too moist down there?
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Never forget to clean your bellybutton when taking a shower/bath. If not, go to the doctor.
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you have a belly button infection. my friend had one. go to the doc
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Totally normal, it's a form of mold often referred to as bellybutton "lint" it's normal for a lot of people
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Shazz
If i was you i would consult a doctor right away...it maybe be an infection of some sort but i would go to the doctor be4 it turns into something more then just an infection!

Australia aged 12
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that doesnt sound right, see a doctor
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Jellybean
You should see a doctor
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ewey.
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Wow such controversy!
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I totally agree with this person.

ashleychan94 (31016) 2009-11-09 06:31:46 Yeah, I almost gagged too. Literally. There has been research done on that, actually. And I am positive this is the reason. Sometimes when you are born and the umbilical cord is cut between you and your mother, it can leave a tiny hole in your bellybutton, therefore sometimes bodily fluids (like, stuff inside your body) just sometimes leaks out. You could try asking your parents why they had to do such a freiken' bad job at cutting your umbilical cord, lol. But seriously, that is your very accurate and possible explanation.

Those with stinky belly button had a very deep one. When i was a kid, I have had a normal belly button but as a kid(I dont know what I'm doing), I always dig it with a match- its like I'm cleaning. As time goes by, I realized it was already so deep. And i think touching the belly button with hard things should be avoided. There's a tiny hole there(I think) were some fluids are leaking out. For me, I think the umbilical cord should be tighten up or something like that. I'll try to find out.
Even if I'm swimming or having a bath (soaking my body in water), I could feel some water are going inside my belly button, too. Weird but its true. I usually have an upset belly after swimming. I should go and see a Dr. soon. :)
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What you have to do is when you are masturbating try to aim your penis in a direction away from your belly button that way it does not pool inside of it. If this in unavoidable then at least try to wipe it out after you're done.
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Cheesy belly button is a sign that you come from dutch decendency, however if you ever get some cheese thats smells like a belly button, its scottish
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thick765
U r nasty! I'm not talon bout ur problem, I'm yalkin bout how u describe it ughh!
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I think it is due to overweight.
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I'm over weight and I have the cleanest belly button in the world. Hell, I don't even get lint in there.
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totally normal.

stop wasting it though, just eat it.

recycle.
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OMG I could have done without that info... Go see a doctor and no it isn't normal at least not to my knowledge.
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Iknowitsbad
Dear god....
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Just lick your finger.
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If you have a piercing like i do, warm salt water in a cup, put it over you belly button and shake it to clean it, then Hydrogen peroxide and do that TWICE a day. keep it dry at all times :)
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similair im a boy and sometime mine gets all black and when i clean it take a bath etc its still there but sometimes when im not paying attenction it gos away
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My bellybutton is pierced and it smells through my shirt only sometimes it's pretty rare but that could be an entirely different reason. I agree with the yeast infection, I remember something like that happened to my friend. Good luck! And whoever pugetbreeze(?) is it wasn't really necessary for you to be so rude, it's not funny and it doesn't make you any better of a person so don't act like that unless its someone who enjoys letting you be rude to them.
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Mine stink sometimes to if i sweat or when getting up in the morning.If your is that awful you may need to see a doctor for an infection.I do not have a really strong odor mine just smell a litte bitter.
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it might be serious so u might want to go to a doctor but it might juss be a case that your belly button stank alittle at first but u probablly irritated it by rubbing it and cleaning it and u might have rubber the inner skin around the inside of the belly button which caused it to rust like a scab and if u scraped it off then it wont heal which causes it to stink even worse... but i dont think a little stink is bad but if urs is that bad u might want to get it checked out good luck
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I used to have this problem, especially in the summer, because it's so humid. It never stank, but I have the crusting and gooey problem.

Don't pick at it. You've scratched your belly button, and it's gotten infected. Picking at it makes it worse. Just clean it gently with a washcloth in the shower daily, and keep it dry otherwise. In a few weeks it will go away. It's annoying, I know, but if you keep your fingers out of your belly button, it shouldn't be a problem ever again. I haven't had this issue in a few years.
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EVERYONE Belly button stinks no matter how much you want to deny it.
Why, It's a hole where Dirt and Bactria can thrive, it may not kill you but it will always stink unless your an outie then it probably smells fresh because it's easy to clean
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When I stick my finger in my bellybutton it smells funny afterward...but nothing like that! I know it's natural for that area to get kinda funky (especially if you've got a bottomless pit of a bellybutton like me) but maybe you've got some kind of mold...
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I have the same problem. My bellybutton smells so bad. But you cant smell it unless you really dig in there. I shower daily and try to scrub my bellybutton but its still stinky. I am going to try cleaning it with rubbing alcohol, so lets pray. I FEEL YOUR PAIN EVERYONE!
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maddiwolf
Some of these assholes say you need to bath more, I have a similar problem but I shower everyday. I don't know why my belly button smells and I have no clue how to get rid of it. If you find out, tell me!
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Depends on a few things. First off, I believe that everybody's belly button stinks, much like their toe nails. But, how often do you bath? Are you obsessively rubbing it to the point of irrittTion? How bad is it secreting? I will check some sources ad I don't know how normal the severity. Until then, don't be rubbing your smelly belly! Lol
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If you have this problem try this: take a little deodorant/anti-perspirant and rub a little inside your bellybutton after showering.
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Its called navel lint.... Totally normal. It smells because it's a small area and when moisture gathers there it combines with fibres from your shirt and forms the goo stuff. The smell is from bacteria forming and just means you gotta clean the area more often
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I do not know if there is any connection...mine use to smell it has been years now that it does not. I changed my diet and since then no more smell. I am not certain if this is the reason that it does not smell any more.
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Do not worry. It is nothing to do with something you are doing. It is mainly the
mainly a fertile liquid that is actually helping the belly button not drying up. If a belly button dries up, crevasses that usually appear in dry skin areas with build up with filth and if that happens, the umbilical chord area could become seriously infected. But I apologize that I cannot tell you how to fix the smell
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darkfox888
Hey bro, a friend of mine actually had a piece of umbilical cord stuck in his, lol, ask your doctor, infection maybe?
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mine is probaly inflammed cuz it smells badly one day i picked a substance that looked like black soap scum and it smelled like pus!! please reply
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go to your doctor, not normal it sounds infected
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If you put tea tree oil in your belly button, that is a better cure than athlete's foot spray!
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Lavender oil too.Proper essential oil not just the smelly stuff for lavender soap etc.
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You're a jerk.
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This sounds like "THE DRUNK MIDWIFE" struck again.
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Haha, jismin'!!! Your mind is crooked :)xxxxxxxxxx
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My Professor told us that there were some men that would come in for a massage and mold was growing in their rolls... Maybe there is mold in your bellybutton.
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its when sweat or damp in general gets stuck in your belly button and goes bad, washing and drying the belly button will stop this or failing that i found nappy cream fairly effective
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You should just clean it everyday. Not only when it starts to stink!
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Ew if you are having that much of a problem you should see a doctor, not ask people online for medical advice. If you dont have health insurance, well ur sol!
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If your bellybutton can be smelled from 3 to 4 feet away I bet they can smell your crotch in Amsterdam. Go see a doctor stinky.
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Goo in your Belly Button, u need to get that checked, I had a Gremlin climb out of mine when I was having Sex..It was a scary sight...
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It might vary from person to person. But last year my neighbor in college had this problem and it was AWFUL! But according to his roomates he never showered.
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alexg71897
*go see a doctor*!! U probably hv a infection
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When I first got my navel pierced weirdly enough I used to eat the crusties. I tongue my hubby's navel alot too.
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Maybe using this thing called "soap" might help. Absoutly disgusting.
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@: gako
ok we're not looking for rude sarcasm just help ok?
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No that's not normal u dirt bag. Go c ur doctor. Ew
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@: rg1985
its normal so SHUT UP! ok? you don't have to be a jerk
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LagXX
u need to stick a mint in that doo doo belly button u got cuz it isnt normal.
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@: LagXX
it is normal it happens to millions of people you douchebag
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They have this stuff now a days called soap. How about you try using it?
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and theres a thing called kindness why don't you try using it?
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no...not normal at all. actually pretty gross.
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thats what you get when you cum in you're belly button!
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EWEWEWEW! sorry but i feel nauseous, i think its a badddd infection. to tabo for me
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damn that is not normal! wash your belly button daily thats what i do. gross!
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omg that is so weird!!


*go see a doctor*
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if you eat with your shirt off. you are more able to get food in your belly button, I once found a small piece of a pickle in there.. and it started to grow some nasty fungus. they discovered a new growth when it happened.
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i love my smelly belly does ne1 else eat poo
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Sick!
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a few times ive stuck my finger in my belly button to find a smelly substance on the end of my finger afterwards.
however if you hold your nose and then lick the goo from your finger you will be surprised at how much it tastes like chicken.
dont believe me? then try it.
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i have the same problim,but my belly is not peireced,am clean,and i dont eat sugary stuff,but i still get it ,am 2 embarassed 2 go 2 the doctor,because its really stinky and disgusting ,smetimes i just ignore it,or wen am high,i pick it and put it on my little brother.but dont eat it,cas it doesnt taste like chicken at all. :(
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why would you taste it, and your not drying in there properly, try putting toilet tissue in there after you have a bath and make sure you pack it good and do that every time, remember to remove the tissue the smell will go i promise
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I agree with d3v3l.
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Tay
Go to the doctors. You need help ASAP.
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Aint noway that this is normal
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alliecat00
NASTY grossssssssssss
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@hotmama50 belly odor isnt yest infection get a life and squirt diaper creme at some other forum
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hot mama is right diaper cream is effective
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I hope u don't take this meanly but " that is NASTY" I don't think u know how to use soap properly!
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you could use all the soap in the world but if you dont dry properly you'd still get it, why not try an experiment where you wash yours and then dont dry and see what happens.
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You need to take a shower more ofen and use that stuff they call SOAP...and make sure you dry it out with a towel when your done with your shower
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No word of a lie, this made my stomach churn. You should me ashamed of yourself.
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ITS callled putrid waste seeping out of your crevices. Try googling "mucusless diet healing system for the only cure.
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have you got some scary disease we know nothing about, or are you just wasting our time with your crap?
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Candace
That is something you don't share even on something like this
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Stop gettin jizz in your bellybutton problem solved
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EEWWWW!!! you need to see a doctor PRONTO DUDE!!
if its a real sickness then yu should stay home nd not leave stay in yur room cuz iim sure no one wants to smell it!!!
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i like to harvest my belly goo an use it as an alternative to mustard
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Few are aware, but that belly button goo, formally known as hypophallawhasis, is edible and highly nutritious. Try dipping some nachos in there sometime. Also is good on pasta, salads, and scrambled eggs. bon apetite!
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Its sounds strange but my boyfriend used to have that. I licked it once on accident. It tasted pretty good not gunna lie
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my home girl said that 2 me once...i wanted 2 cancel that bitch
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EWWWWW Yes you are so right. All navels are gross like that maybe if you turn your belly button inside-out to clean it properly, it will not be so GROSS.

WOW! I'm so glad I have an outie and not a GROSS innie, EWWWWW innie's are soooo GROSS.
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@: jtb8
Jtb8 I'd much rather have a thousand Doritos belly button deaths than an outtie. Good god, you are GROSS. You should be ashamed to admit that. GROSS.
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Your really super disgusting...you can smell is through your shirt oh my god
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@: GitFuct
Some people have problems you don't . Get over it. Must be nice to be so damn perfect.
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yOos should prob take a shower and loss sum weight and you wudent have a stinking swetty belly button =))
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um i have this problem and i weigh a hundred pounds so shut your mouth and dont call people fat
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ashleychan94
Yeah, I almost gagged too. Literally. There has been research done on that, actually. And I am positive this is the reason. Sometimes when you are born and the umbilical cord is cut between you and your mother, it can leave a tiny hole in your bellybutton, therefore sometimes bodily fluids (like, stuff inside your body) just sometimes leaks out. You could try asking your parents why they had to do such a freiken' bad job at cutting your umbilical cord, lol. But seriously, that is your very accurate and possible explanation.
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eeeeeeeeew
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WHATS WITH THE FUCKED UP IDIOTS MINUSING EVERYONES COMMENTS.

You are seriosuly disgusting juice? Crust? smelling it through your shirt? Fucking horrible man you must smell like 25 turds in one toilet bowl GOD-DAMN!
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you know what? your a moron! if you can't accept the fact that actual humans have problems and they need advice not criticism from assholes like you? You need some help. So shut your God Damn mouth!
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I guess you should'nt eat Pizza with your shirt off and not have the decency to dig out the mozzarella and pepperoni that drops in there. Maybe get a dog to help you clean that junk up!
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this is sum fucked up shit!
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I'll admit, this story made me friggin' gag and want to throw up - and believe me, it takes a LOT to do that. Sure my belly button gets a bit smelly after a few days without showering, but never is there "juice" or "crust". Even writing that I nearly threw up. Sorry to be so blunt. So no, I don't think it's normal. See a doctor, clean it more often and for fuck sake, DON'T TELL US ABOUT IT! : {
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EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
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Take no notice of the idiotic and horrible comments posted here. Sometimes if you have a deep belly button this happens because it can get very warm in there bacetria develop. It isn't anything to do with not washing although certainly being extra scrupilous about hygiene will help. Go see your GP as it sounds like you have a fungal infection dont be embarresed he will have seen far worse than this believe me.
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