Tummy tuck issues

Patient

Q: I had a tummy tuck in early May 2011. I healed as expected. Four months later in the middle of Sept. I developed a hole in my belly button that is oozing clear fluid and blood. I do a pretty strenuous abdominal workout three times a week and around the same time the hole developed my workout became painful. I returned to my doctor who said it is probably some stitches that didn't absorb trying to work their way out and didn't he detect a hernia. It has been over a month now and the hole is still oozing. It has no odor but is producing more blood than clear fluid. Could this be caused by scar tissue behind my belly button? and if not, what do you think could cause it?

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