A 21-year-old female asked:
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can you get a gangrene from navel piercing? my navel piercing's holes are a little violet and always a little humid, i don't have other symptoms

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: it isn't gangrene, just discoloration due to the trauma, it may be infected, you may want to check with your doctor if bothersome
Answered on Aug 15, 2018

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Highly unlikely: The definition of gangrene is tissue death due to loss of blood supply. While it is extremely unlikely, one can get an infection from anything. Wit ... Read More
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If you are asking: This question about your own piercing - then you need medical eval asap.
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Piercing rash: The pirecing can be infected or you may be allergic to the metal you just put in it, see a doctor immediately.

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