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A 35-year-old male asked:

The area around my naval is swollen and painful. i had my button pierced in 99.ihavent wore a ring since 06. i recently was sun burned but thepain dif?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
See doctor: Any area of skin red, painful, swollen indicate possible infection. History of ring removed 10 years ago does not seems to be significant. But sunburn in area or other injury as scratch, .. may trigger skin infection. If redness spreading see doctor ASAP.
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