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Doctor insights on: Infections From Belly Button Piercings

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Dr. Alan Heldman
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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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Pus and bleeding from belly button?

Pus and bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Pussy bleeding from belly button?

Omphalitis: Belly button infections are very rare in adults. It may be due to something as simple as a skin infection or infected hair follicle. I would recommend local wound care and antibiotics. If it returns, a ct scan is needed to check for any umbilical cord-related remnants which may need to be removed. (btw-the adjective of "pus" is purulent, not pussy). ...Read more

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Will belly button piercings hurt?

Will belly button piercings hurt?

Yes it can hurt: Yes it can hurt as it is done by puncturing your skin but pain is not severe and does not last. ...Read more

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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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Puss and bleeding from belly button after getting new piercing?

Puss and bleeding from belly button after getting new piercing?

Infection: Sounds like your piercing may have become infected. If it's minor then topical treatment with an antiobiotic ointment like Bacitracin may help (make sure you aren't allergic to it). If it's more significant though you'll need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Bruising around belly button from bandaid surgery?

Common: This is common early after an operation, and i assume that you are describing a laparoscopic surgery. Swelling, bruising and mild discomfort are common. Ask your surgeon if you have concerns. ...Read more

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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 piercing care?

Belly button piercing care?

Care: New piercings are usually cleaned twice a day. Do not twist jewelry / post. Saturate gauze w saline solution (pinch of sea salt in warm water), place on piercing & allow it to gently drip into the piercing. Or you can buy pressurized saline solution at a drug store. An alternate way to clean navel piercings: rapidly turn over a cup of warm saline on to the piercing. This should create a small ...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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Can naval piercing cause cancer?

Can naval piercing cause cancer?

Generally no.: Superficial / cosmetic body piercings (of the naval or other area) are not generally associated with any increase risk of cancer. Piercings can become secondarily inflamed and/or infected and should be kept clean but do not predispose to malignancy. ...Read more

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Which hurts more a belly button piercing or a septum piercing?

Don't do either: Both hurt a lot and it isn't worth the risk of infection or pain. ...Read more

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What are causes of pain around belly button and bleeding in belly button?

Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more

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Belly button smell and discharge, no piercing due to ovarian cyst?

Belly button smell and discharge, no piercing due to ovarian cyst?

Sound infected.: Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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Belly button piercing and tattoo, what to do?

Can you please : Clarify what the nature of your question is so that we can better help you. Need to re-ask. ...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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Can belly button bleed from coughing too hard?

Can belly button bleed from coughing too hard?

Umbilicus: The only way I have seen the belly button bleed is from trauma by excessive cleaning. I have never seen coughing cause this. If you have persistent bleeding here, see your doctor. ...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


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more