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Doctor insights on: Piercing The Belly Button

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I got diagnosed with MRSA infection is it alright to pierce my belly button once it is gone?

I got diagnosed with MRSA infection is it alright to pierce my belly button once it is gone?

MRSA: It is possible to get repeat infections with mrsa. If you are cured of an infection, you do not become immune to future infections. ...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


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Is there any significance to the way a belly button appears, such as in or out?

Is there any significance to the way a belly button appears, such as in or out?

No: Usually there is no significance to the way your baby's belly button appears. Sometimes babies will have what looks like a very big "outie" belly button in the first few months of life. This can be an umbilical hernia, which are harmless more than 95% of the time and will resolve on their own. If you're unsure if your baby has an umbilical hernia, ask your pediatrician to check his/her belly! ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

What does it mean when your belly button is swelled up?

?Hernia?: A bulge at the belly button is usually secondary to a hernia, which is a hole in the muscles of the abdominal wall. These bulges often "yo-yo" in and out, but can become "incarcerated" and permanently protrude. Less likely, an infection may be present (omphalitis): this would be warm, red, and very tender. As with most of these situations, it would be wise to see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside, what can cause this?

I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside,  what can cause this?

Small & Large Bowel: Pain and discomfort around the belly button are associated with small bowel and some colonic pathologies such as early appendicitis, gastroenteritis, constipation. If you experience continued and or increasing pain, fevers and chills you should see a doc as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm 5'8 190. I've always had deep belly button an now its comeing to surface and fast why?

I'm 5'8 190. I've always had deep belly button an now its comeing to surface and fast why?

Hernia: Is it more visible when you lift or stain? Ever painful when you cough? If so, you may have a hernia. Get checked. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my belly button and two little black things came out and I'm not sure what they are it's kinda black on the top and white on the end.

I was cleaning my belly button and  two little black things came out and I'm not sure what they are it's kinda black on the top and white on the end.

Maybe blackheads or: A person can get blackheads (open comedones) anywhere, but they are more common in locations that can have acne. First, a skin pore is partly blocked by a little clump of skin cells. The skin pore continues producing more skin cells, mixed with some oils. At the surface, oxygen causes the dead skin cells to darken. An old piercing track, or an old suture track, can also make 2 blackheads. ...Read more

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