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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds a lot?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Bleedin body piercin: It means that you should have been smart enough not to have gotten the piercing originally. Sometimes when the piercing is done, a small blood vessel can be nicked which does not easily close. You must remove whatever ornament you have hung on yourself and let it heal, and see a dermatologist.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if your belly button bleeds?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bleeding Navel.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin.

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