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can a swelling under my navel be a boil?

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Depends: Any number of things may be at play here. More information is needed. An md visit is advised, as a boil is an infection whose source and presentation will allow a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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