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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Is belly button pain an enlarged liver?

Is belly button pain an enlarged liver?

Not necessarily.: Sometimes pain in the vicinity of the naval can be early appendicitis which can then migrate to the left lower quadrant of the abdomen. If you have significant pain please seek prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

Could a bacterial infection cause my belly button to smell?

Bacterial infection: Yes, infection in the umbilicus or extending from the abdominal cavity and finding the umbilicus as an outlet can produce severely malodorous secretions. ...Read more

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Will an itchy belly button be signs of pregnancy?

Will an itchy belly button be signs of pregnancy?

Itching navel is not: An early pregnancy indicator. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning. ...Read more

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My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

My belly button incision from gallbladder removal is bruised?

Normal: Surgical site bruising is common ; temporary. If there is concern of infection with increasing redness then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from belly button to groin, what is it?

This is one that: Can't be diagnosed via the internet. A medical history, physical exam and possibly other studies may be required to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause belly button pus?

Can constipation cause belly button pus?

No: Constipation, difficulty having a bowel movement, is a completely internal problem. And the belly button is external. So there is no connection. ...Read more

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Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

Itchy belly button sign of pregnancy?

Not at all : That is not a symptom of pregnancy. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy belly button and stomach?

Contact dermatitis: Did you get a new pair of jeans? Some people are allergic to nickel in top button of jeans that typically reaches/touches belly button. ...Read more

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Infection around belly button while preganat?

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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Belly button has odor, fluid an crust forms around it, no pain or redness dr gave mupirocin. How to apply? Does it go inside belly button?

Urachal cyst?: Maybe you have a urachal cyst that has become infected. Urachal cyst is a minor congenital anomaly, a remnant of the umblical cord. If so, minor surgery might be required to cure and/or prevent repeat infection. A normal naval might occasionally get infected, especially if quite deep or if you are overweight. For now, just work the cream as deeply into your naval as you can. Discuss with doctor. ...Read more

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Belly button ring hole itching, early sign of pregnancy?

Have not heard that : One, the best way to tell is to do a blood preg test which will be + a few days before the missed period. ...Read more

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What could cause pain below the belly button when urinating? Already been treated for UTI and prostate infection.

What could cause pain below the belly button when urinating? Already been treated for UTI and prostate infection.

Here are some ...: To delve into the cause for your symptoms, doc needs to analyze the specific timing, degree, duration, & progress of the pain below belly button as well as voiding pattern. conduct physicals, and testing urine (UA, residual urine) so to deduce if the pain is related with bladder or somewhere outside it. So, work with Doc hoping to reveal its cause & Rx/care. Besides, never ignore healthy lifestyle ...Read more

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What causes a swollen belly button?

Infection or hernia: The most likely problem associated with a swollen belly button, if this is the first time you are encountering this at age 37, is either an umbilical hernia (a defect in the wall of your abdomen) or an infection. If it is painful, red, swollen or if you are having nausea, vomiting and are unable to go to the bathroom, you should get checked as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sharp belly button pain below and right side, frequent and painful urination (internal not burning)could this be appendicitis or bladder infection?

Sharp belly button pain below and right side, frequent and painful urination (internal not burning)could this be appendicitis or bladder infection?

Maybe...: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually right lower tummy), colitis, kidney problems, constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with moderate (more than mild) pain, or recurring pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis or something else similarly serious. ...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