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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jade Erasmus
Specializes in General Practice
When to worry: Hernias can be harmless apart from mild discomfort, but can cause serious problems if a piece of intestine gets "stuck" in the muscle weakness. If yo ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
See: a General Surgeon (you can ask your OB-GYN for a referral) You may have an incisional hernia after your C-Section!!! Hope this is helpful and Happy H ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Go to surgeon: You need to follow through with a surgeon visit as a peri umbilical hernia indicates that there is usually a loop of intestine underneath that protrus ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
16 years experience Family Medicine
Navel Stone: Yes mupirocin can help if there is an infection and you can apply it deep into your belly button twice a day for 7days. If your skin becomes indurates ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Could be irritation: This could just be some irritation from the clothing (or snaps on clothes) rubbing against the skin. If there is swelling, any pus, or if it stays red ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Infection/bleeding: Get checked by pmd.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: This could be a simple bug bite reaction or even an infection.Since you did not provide an age or other specifics I cannot be more specific.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
PIERCING PROBLEM: You may be developing an infection. You may try a topical (cream) anti microbial like Neosporin. The key, however, is close monitoring for worsening ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Bryan
32 years experience Dermatology
Very : Very frequent to get minor infections an inflammation in navel piercings. Apply topical antibiotic (polysporin, bacitracin) with bandaid covering. I ... Read More
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