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Belly button piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more


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Belly button peircing infection?

Belly button peircing infection?

QUESTION??!!: So are you asking what to do with an infection from a piercing? Definitely see your physician to see if it requires and antibiotic or just topical antibiotic ointment. Also, may depend on the type of metal that is in the piercing. ...Read more

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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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Stomach pain 4 inches below belly button and to the left; pregnant?

Stomach pain 4 inches below belly button and to the left; pregnant?

The pain described: Is not a diagnostic indicator for pregnancy. Do take a pregnancy test if you have missed your period. Do obtain medical evaluation if your pain becomes severe. Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness ; mild cramping. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

Check for infection: if the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out, ...Read more

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Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. (btw-the adjective of "pus" is purulent, not pussy). ...Read more

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Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Common: This is common early after an operation, and i assume that you are describing a laparoscopic surgery. Swelling, bruising and mild discomfort are common. Ask your surgeon if you have concerns. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more

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Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Belly button bulging?

Belly button bulging?

Hernia: In my experience the most commong cause is a hernia of the umbillicus or belly button. This can occur even in young women, often after pregnancy, after surgery made through the umbillicus such as laparoscopy and sometimes for no obvious reason at all. Best to see a doctor and let them examine you and make a recommendation as to what it is and how best to treat. ...Read more

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Heard belly button piercing hurts when u r fat?

Not needed: You do not need to get a piercing. Fat or skinny, it is a useless practice. ...Read more

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Infection around belly button while preganat?

Cellulitis?: It is not uncommon during pregnancy and strectching of the abdominal wall to have pain and possibly even some redness at the belly button. If there is pain and redness, this should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure there is not an infection or bowel stuck in the hernia. ...Read more

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Small round lump above belly button and gurgling stomach - gas?

Umbilical hernia: Especially if it gurgles or makes a squishy sound if you try to push it in. ...Read more

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Tender abdomen near navel i'm really, really worried. Please help! 10 points!?

Tender abdomen near navel i'm really, really worried. Please help! 10 points!?

Worry worry worry: Your worry should send you to your local doctor, a walk in clinic, or urgent care clinic for evaluation of the tenderness near your navel. A physical exam with your doctor will help decide if you have anything serious. ...Read more

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Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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How should I clean a belly button piercing?

How should I clean a belly button piercing?

Isopropyl Alcohol: Clean the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and a clean cotton ball three times per day. ...Read more

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Heard belly button piercing hurts when u r fat?

Not needed: You do not need to get a piercing. Fat or skinny, it is a useless practice. ...Read more

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How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

How do you take care of a belly button piercing?

Guidelines: Please get a trusted friend/family member 16 or older to ask questions per HealthTap policy. Good, important question. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

Check for infection: if the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out, ...Read more

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Please tell me how much is belly button piercing?

INAPPROPRIATE QUESTI: This is not a medical question and price of piercing of belly button may vary from place to place and deoends on who does it and where you live. ...Read more

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Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Can you advise for cleaning belly button piercing?

Navel Piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...Read more

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How long until I can swim with my belly button piercing?

How long until I can swim with my belly button piercing?

Advice from one link: "Pools with chlorine or sea water filled with impurities may react with your piercing to cause an infection. If you really have to go swimming, do not go for at least three weeks and try using a waterproof bandage. Keep an eye on it when you're in the pool/sea to make sure it doesn't fall off." Ref: https://www.quora.com/How-long-should-I-wait-before-going-swimming-after-getting-after-getting-a-b ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

What does it mean when your belly button piercing bleeds?

Possible reasons: The tissues surrounding the piercing could be infected or inflamed. Additionally, umbilical trauma is common with navel piercings. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal?

How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal?

Healing : It usually will look pretty good after 2 weeks, however your body is will repair the area for 6 months. ...Read more

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How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

How to determine if a belly button piercing is fully healed?

See answer: No more pain, no more swelling, no more redness, ...The same as when a person has their ears pierced. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What kind of care should I give my new belly button piercing?

What kind of care should I give my new belly button piercing?

Care for piercing: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small a ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a belly button piercing to fully heal?

2 weeks: Usually if the skin is healthy and there is no infection present then you can expect the skin to heal within 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you explain how much is a belly button piercing dangerous?

Exposure: You have the potential for exposure to both bacterial and viral infections. This all depends on who is doing the piercing and how sterile(clean) the equipment is. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more