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?Allergy: Not sure exactly what you mean by "rejecting". It is possible that you have a nickel allergy. Most piercing jewelry is made of a nickel alloy. It is a common metal to which one can develop an allergy. This could also be an infection so you should have this examined. ...Read more
Infection: That type of infection/inflammation in the navel is usually associated with a sinus tract or fistula left over from birth. If there's associated pain,swelling and spreading redness, see a general surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. Otherwise try cleaning the navel and apply neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b) or ointment periodically as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long has it been: This depends on how long it has been in. If less than 3-4 weeks, cleansing the wound with a light occlusive dressing and mild steroids may help to minimize inflammation and promote healing. If longer than 4 weeks the scar is likely permanent and there is very little that can be done unless scars are hyperpigmented or can be excised to improve but not necessarily remove the scar or tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You could have an: Infection. Monitor for heat, redness, red streaks, swelling, puss of bad odor. Seek medical assistance for infection. ...Read more
Extreme naval pain when I bend or sit up. Had problem before had tests done came back normal. Pains back and severe! What could cause this?
Umbilical hernia : It is protrusion of something (usually fat but can b bowel as well) through the belly button. Umbilical cord comes through there and sometimes never closes (kids w umbilical hernia) or for adults it closes but with increased pressure( lifting, straining, coughing, pregnancy etc), it will reopen and cause hernia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more