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New Bern, North Carolina
A 28-year-old female asked:

I had my navel pierced for 10 years is it normal to have puss and blood come out from my navel below the piercing when i get sick with an infection?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Of course not normal: This is definitely abnormal. It sounds like you have a chronic infection at the site, or perhaps a sebaceous or inclusion cyst. Not sure what you mean by symptoms (only?) at times of (other?) infections. What kind? Colds? Maybe just a coincidence. This could get severe in the future, maybe need minor surgery to correct it. See a doctor promptly the next time this occurs.
Dr. Philip Miller
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you must remove he piercing and go directly to your physician or urgent care clinic.
Feb 8, 2017

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