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First Initial Belly Button Ring Change Soreness And Swelling
My belly button ring is red around the top ball but it's not sore or no puss coming out. Is this bad and what should I do.?
PIERCING PROBLEM: You may be developing an infection. You may try a topical (cream) anti microbial like Neosporin. The key, however, is close monitoring for worsening symptoms... which would prompt evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Can you sleep on your stomach after a belly button piercing? I always sleep on my stomach, will it make it sore or irritate it?
Infection in belly button (oozing blood, pus and tender, not from piercing) appointment with pcp 4 days out. Should I seek urgent care or wait?
I changed my belly button ring at six months. When I changed it bled a little and I'm concerned it's by totally healed and I changed it too early?
Should be sufficient to heal the "hole" made with the ring! If it bled it is probably due to some trauma when you removed it! BTW the belly button by its very nature is NOT the "cleanest" place on your body so if you wish to keep a ring there KEEP THE AREA CLEA with frequent ALCOHOL WIPES!!!
Hope this helps!
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Belly button piercing. I have had it for two months (about) when I changed it from a ring with a ball in front to a normal belly button ring it bled?
Was there a : Difference in the diameter of the rings? ...Read more
Infected navel piercing? Recently, I had my belly button pierced by a relative. It looked fine the first night, but now it's red and a little bloody around the holes with white puss. Is that normal? I do not have a barbell or ring in. We had to suffice wi
Pus is not normal.: Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. ...Read more
Infection/bleeding: Get checked by pmd.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: I will tell you though the skin over the ring will get very, very thin as your belly stretches. The ring may pull through on its own. Most women take it out as they hit the third trimester for that reason. ...Read more
Piercings, pregnancy: If the ring is short and curved as many are, as your abdomen increases in size the ring will tear out. Not a good thing. I know here, a long, nearly 2-3inch 'stick' that can replace your current ring is sold. Many patients wish to preserve the piercing and therefore replace their ring with this 'stick' for the duration of their pregnancy and recovery. Good fortune to you. ...Read more
Ask it: Please submit a clear & specific question about navel piercings. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Please be: Specific with the info you want about your navel piercing. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the injury. If just superficial then it will probably heal on its own. If it was deeper then that then you might want to see a doctor first to see if anything like suturing etc. Needs to be done. ...Read more
Depends: If they're taking an x-ray of your abdomen, they may want to remove it so it doesn't confuse the picture. But that depends on what they're looking for. If not of the abdomen, it doesn't matter. Metal doesn't really matter for x-rays. If getting a mri, then yes, all piercings have to be removed. ...Read more
See answer: Pain, redness, possible discharge, swelling can all be signs of a possible infection. ...Read more
Tried EVERYTHING recommended on infected belly button ring for 2mnths & NOTHING works/helps. Old piercing, no probs b4. Please help.??!
ProofIsInThePudding: Everythinnnnnng? Hmmmmm? Did you pour hot chocolate pudding into it? Or see a psychic healer? Or, oh wait, how about seeing a regular ol' doc? One who'll look for a small pocket of pus or a foreign body(or evidence of alien abduction)under the skin with an ultrasound? Or probe for a small unhealed sinus tract? Or skin detritus that commonly collects there and impedes healing? Do so if the pudding fails ...Read more
You can: Yes you can and keep it clean. ...Read more
Remove it: Or apply a lubricant to it so it doesn't catch. ...Read more
If I have a keloid right next to the top whole of my belly button ring, what can I to make it go away?
Yes, everyone is required to remove all jewelry before even entering the room in which an MRI is located. It's primarily a safety concern, but can also affect the quality of a scan.
I once forgot to remove my metalic collar tabs from my shirt and before i even got close to the MRI scanner my collars were flapping like a bird trying to take off. Those magnets are extremely strong! ...Read more
What's the best way to get rid of an infection in just the bottom hole of your bottom belly button ring?
Consider this:: Clean with mild soap and water, and use topical bacitracin, two or three times a day. Keep it covered with a bandaid to avoid irritation. If no better in 3-5 days see doc. If fever, surrounding redness, increasing pain, get seen immediately. Hope it is nothing! Also, with any skin wound make sure your tetanus is current. If diabetic or have a serious chronic medical condition, see/call MD ASAP ...Read more
How bad does an infected belly button ring have to get before I go see a doctor if I took the ring out?
I masturbated for the first time and since then my vagina pains and is a bit sore and I bleed while peeing. I also have lower abdomen swelling.?
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