My husband is a very fit 44 year old, who -- for the past couple of months -- has had a bloody, smelly discharge
oozing from his belly button
, without pain. His internist says it is a tear in the abdomnial wall and that it's abdominal fluid leaking out. For treatment, he has my husband filling up his belly button with a paste made of sugar and water, supposedly to dry out the belly button and cause it to heal. If that doesn't work, he says he will sew up the tear.