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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

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...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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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 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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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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Hello! So I'm just curious if I should go get it looked at. I habe a blood blister just above my belly button - where I had it pierced. (26 wks preg)?

Relax: Something must have pinched it. Shower daily but do not scrub it. Avoid bandages, antiseptics, antibiotics. See a DR if it becomes a big, red, painful pus pocket. ...Read more

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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