Causes Of Water Seepage In The Navel?
Good afternoon doctor, My name is Heri, I want to ask my sister to experience water seepage from her navel. Is there a leak from inside? Then what to do ? thank you
Hello Heri, Thank you for the question.
How long has this complaint occurred? Are there large amounts of water seepage? Does your sister have other symptoms? When in the uterus, the umbilical cord functions as a channel through which blood flows from the placenta to the fetus (through the navel) and vice versa. After birth, the umbilical cord will no longer function and will be cut during labor. After the umbilical cord dries and falls, normally the navel no longer has channels that are connected to the stomach.
The symptoms experienced by your sister can be caused by:
urachal sinuses, the channels that form in the stomach because urachus fails to close right before the baby is born. Urachus is a channel that connects the baby's bladder to the navel to pass urine when the fetus is in the womb
urachal cysts, which are fluid-filled sacs formed from urachus
We recommend that you encourage your parents to have your sibling checked by a pediatrician further so that the cause can be ascertained. Your doctor will ask about the symptoms your child is experiencing and examine your sister to determine the cause. From this examination, the doctor will provide treatment in accordance with the underlying medical condition. For the time being, please keep the navel area clean. You can clean the water seepage with a clean cloth. Do not delay consulting with your doctor especially if these symptoms are accompanied by high fever or severe stomach pain.
I hope this helps.