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Am I too chubby to get my belly button pierced? Will it tear out if I lose a lot?

Am I too chubby to get my belly button pierced? Will it tear out if I lose a lot?

Weight: why not lose the weight first and then get the hardware in your umbilical area if you feel you want it? ...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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Where can I get my belly button pierced without anyone knowing?

Where can I get my belly button pierced without anyone knowing?

YOU ARE 47: You are 47 years old and you dont need consent there are many non medical people doing ear, navel and other area of body piercin, i will recommend against it as you can get hepatitis c and other diseases but if you get it done from a doctor, it will be confidential as protected information. ...Read more

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Where do I get my belly button pierced safe?

Where do I get my belly button pierced safe?

A Doctor: It has to be done under ascptic conditions and best is to have it done by a physician who does it in his office it wil not be covered by your medical insurance. ...Read more

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I am about to get my belly button pierced soon and i'm pretty scared about the pain. Does it hurt?

I am about to get my belly button pierced soon and i'm pretty scared about the pain. Does it hurt?

Naturally: Piercing the skin and inserting a device to make the piercing permanent will be accompanied by some discomfort. If you are having second thoughts you can cancel your appointment and reschedule whenever you are ready. ...Read more

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If I have a hernia, can I get my belly button pierced?

If I have a hernia, can I get my belly button pierced?

Use caution: Yes, but with caution. See your doctor about suggestions for location of a piercing near a hernia. ...Read more

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Should I get my belly button pierced? Any cons in terms of skin health?

Should I get my belly button pierced? Any cons in terms of skin health?

Piercings: There is always a risk of infection with any piercing. In addition, naval piercing jewelry may get snagged on your clothing and can become painful if there is tension. ...Read more

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Where can I go to get my belly button pierced without parents consent?

Where can I go to get my belly button pierced without parents consent?

YOU ARE 44: You are 44 years old and you dont need consent no medical professional will do it on a 9years old without parental consent but there are many non medical people doing ear, navel and other area of body piercin, i will recommend against it as you can get hepatitis c and other diseases. ...Read more

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I've had a hernia behind my belly button since i was born.Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk.Can i get my belly button pierced?

I've had a hernia behind my belly button since i was born.Doctor said it would go away on it's own & it has shrunk.Can i get my belly button pierced?

No: Umbilical hernias are common , and in most cases do not cause trouble. However, they can incarcerate or strangulate , causing severe pain and bowel obstruction. The belly ring only increases these risksd, along with possible infection. ...Read more

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Would my daughter be at high risk for infection if she get her belly button pierced, since she had her spleen removed?

Would my daughter be at high risk for infection if she get her belly button pierced, since she had her spleen removed?

Depends on situation: If the process is done in a proper way with good preparation and sterile technique I don't see a problem. If she's planning to do it at home or with her buddies at a kiosk by a tech with 2 hours of training I would be worried. ...Read more

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Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Docs, wanted to know if I can get my outtie belly button pierced without worry of infection?

Yes: Just have it cleaned first with an antiseptic solution Make sure the needle is clean and sharp Make sure you look for signs of infection such as redness and tenderness after the piercing. Go to a reliable place- with a reputation for cleanliness. Make sure your immunizations are up to date including Hepatitis B. ...Read more

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I have had my belly button pierced for 2 weeks & its red at the top only is it supposed to be red?

I have had my belly button pierced for 2 weeks & its red at the top only is it supposed to be red?

Red Belly button: Red, hot and sore to touch 2 weeks after piercing was done may indicate infection. This should be looked at by your doctor. ...Read more

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I got belly button pierced almost a year ago and it is red and it hurts worst than when i got it done what should I do?

I got belly button pierced  almost a year ago and it is red and it hurts worst than when i got it done what should I do?

Bad news: Infection, clean, peroxide, warm compresses, move the device around a bit to allow any pus to drain. If not improving immediately be seen and may need antibiotics and removal. ...Read more

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Is my daughter at risk of infection if she gets her belly button pierced and she has had a splenectomy?

Is my daughter at risk of infection if she gets her belly button pierced and she has had a splenectomy?

Small risk: There are certain types of bacteria that she is more susceptible to with a spleenectomy. The main types are NOT ones that are typically associated with wound infections, but I am not going to say it never could happen. It actually may be to her benefit to prophylactically take a course of penicillin before and during her recovery from the piercing, I would talk this option over with her doctor! ...Read more

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How painful is getting your belly button pierced?

How painful is getting your belly button pierced?

Subjective: Pain scales are very subjective and people's tolerance to pain vary greatly. Some people may consider the procedure an 8 or even a 10, while others will report a 2 or 3. Your own experience will indeed be your own. ...Read more

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How much does getting your belly button pierced hurt?

How much does getting your belly button pierced hurt?

No answer: I have not any part of my body pierced so I cannot answer the question. I am sure there will be some pain associated with the procedure. ...Read more

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What to do if I got my belly button pierced and my mom does not know?

If you are a minor-: is it worth damaging your relationship over this? Rather than have your secret burdening you, encourage you to be candid and just deal with the aftermath. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have your belly button pierced and there's a big lump next to it inside your belly?

Infection: Most likely diagnosis is bacterial infection. this will require a physician visit and may need to be drained. ...Read more

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