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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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How come some have iny belly buttons and others outy belly buttons?

How come some have iny belly buttons and others outy belly buttons?

Outy BB is a hernia: Normal belly buttons are "iny". "outy"belly buttons are umbilical hernias. ...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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How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

How come are there inny belly buttons and outy belly buttons?

Umblical hernia: Inn belly buttons are normal, but in some kids and it can continue in adults there is little out belly button called umblical hernia. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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Why is my friend's belly button bleeding?

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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My belly button smells like cheese?

My belly button smells like cheese?

Did u eat burger or: Pizza last night b4 u went to bed?(just kidding!) not sure but could just be accumulation of scaly debris, greasy materials etc. Or perhaps a sign of diabetes. Get checked up by your md. Try cleaning the area with cotton buds soaked with peroxide. While u are taking a shower, u can clean the area with soap and water. Go see your dr as needed.Take care! ...Read more

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Please help? My belly button looks weird after laparoscopy?

Please help? My belly button looks weird after laparoscopy?

How long after?: Some scarring after any incision is normal. The umbilical incision commonly used with laparoscopy is no exception. The change in appearance could be anything from the scarring process to a hernia. Have the surgeon who did the procedure look at it. It may just need a little more time, or may need something done to correct a bigger problem. ...Read more

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Heard belly button piercing hurts when u r fat?

Not needed: You do not need to get a piercing. Fat or skinny, it is a useless practice. ...Read more

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My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

My belly button piercing hasn't healed very well?

Check for infection: if the piercing is not healing well it may caused by infection, if it is red, swollen and tender with discharge get it checked out, ...Read more

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Sharp random pain in belly button, can't stand straight/stretch b/c it feels like my belly button gets stretched tremendously?

Sharp random pain in belly button, can't stand straight/stretch b/c it feels like my belly button gets stretched tremendously?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

Will my baby always have an outy belly button?

No: Most outies turn in by 5 years of age; some stay that way, but this is less likely. ...Read more

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Belly button itchiness and around stomach?

Dermatitis: You may have number of conditions . Allergic dermatitis and fungal infection to mention few of them . Are other associated symptoms like rash? More history is needed to make suggestion . If condition persist , please see your family doc , he might figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do some people have outie belly buttons?

Why do some people have outie belly buttons?

Belly button: The belly button or umbilicus is the remnant of the umbilical cord at birth. The "outie" or "inny" usually depends on the OB that cut and tied the cord. Some people will develop an outie as a hernia if they gain too much weight and the internal pressure pushes the belly button out. ...Read more

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Why navel fetishism?Reasons

Why navel fetishism?Reasons

Navel fetishism: Belly button fetishism is a partialism in which an individual is sexually attracted to the human navel. In an article published in the 1975 issue of the psychoanalytic quarterly, psychiatrist gert heilbrunn specified that a sexual partialism for navels is a subtype of fetishism in which an individual displays a lifelong erotic preoccupation with the navel.En.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/navel_fetishism. ...Read more

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I love sodas but lately whenever I drink my mt dew or Pepsi I get an awful pain in the top center of my abdomen. What could this be?

Reflux or ulcer: Most likely is gastroesphogeal reflux disease, or GERD; gastritis or early ulcer are also potential. Caffeine can be a factor in developing this condition. Decreasing caffeine intake, weaning off or stopping would likely help. Taking reflux medicine, such as omeprozole or zantac (ranitidine) or tagamet will be beneficial. Eating a bland diet, eliminating fried foods and acidic foods will likely help as well. ...Read more

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What is left of the navel?

What is left of the navel?

Many things: Intestines, ovary, kidney. Be seen if there is pain. ...Read more

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What causes pain around your navel?

What causes pain around your navel?

Could be infection: Tha pain could be coming from inside the navel itself, and there could be an infection within the c losed skin space of the navel, also called the umbilicus. The pain could also be coming from the muscle wall, or from inside your abdomen, and could be caused by intestinal, pancreatic or liver disease. If it persists, go to your doctor for a checkup. ...Read more

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What is an adult navel connected to?

Nothing: Adult navel is not connected to anything or any part of the body ...Read more

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What to do for navel centre imbalance?

What to do for navel centre imbalance?

Yoga: Forgive me if i misunderstood. The concept of a navel center, or chakra, that can be in harmony / balance or not is from the great tradition of yoga spirituality rather than today's medicine focused on the material body. If you have physical-body symptoms that should be seen by your personal physician, remember the hindu dictum "truth is one, people call it by different names." best wishes. ...Read more

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Sharp pulling pain in and above my navel?

Sharp pulling pain in and above my navel?

Hernia: There is probably a small hernia, which is an opening in the muscular/facial wall of the abdomen, into which a small bit of fat is stuck. This may cause thes symptoms when you move about and stretch the abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the pain in my left side next to my navel?

Abdominal pain: There are many causes of abdominal pain from gastrointestinal to gynecological to abdominal muscles vascular. It will require physical exam possible imaging and bloodwork ...Read more

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What is the medical term for a bag of fat below navel?

What is the medical term for a bag of fat below navel?

Abdominal fat: Fat below the navel is called abdominal fat because it occurs in the area of the body called the abdomen. ...Read more

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What is the internal organ located just above the navel?

What is the internal organ located just above the navel?

Intestines: Your intestines, mainly the large intestine (colon) that is right above your umbilicus. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i'm having pain 1.5 inches above my navel?

Go see ur FamilyDoc: There are many reasons for pain 1.5" about your belly button. Most common is heartburn or indigestion. Over-the-counter calcium carbonate aka Tums & Rolaids, H2 blockers eg Axid, Pepcid & Zantac, (ranitidine) and PPI eg Prilosec are often used. Pancreatitis is more worrisome cause of pain in this area. Try to determine what makes pain worse & what relieves it. Seek immediate care if black or bloody stool. ...Read more

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Navel dryness. White substance surrounding it. Been around 3 months.

Yeast most likely: Usually the redness with the white surrounding is probably a yeast infection and that is treated by cream that can be usually bought here in the US but not sure about there in the country you are in. You can see if you can get Monistat, Gynelotrimin, nystatin, or Lamisil over the counter and clean the belly button with some vinegar and water then dry and rub the cream into the area 3 xs daily. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the medical term for a bag of fat below the navel?

Please help! what is the medical term for a bag of fat below the navel?

Bag of fat: That is a good name I think.

Some might call it panniculus but I like bag of fat better. ...Read more

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Anatomically what lies above your navel? And what would cause it to hurt

Abdominal pain: Depending on your anatomy could be: stomach; duodenum (first part of the small intestine); transverse colon; gallbladder; part of liver. ...Read more

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I'm getting aroused by seeing womens navel is thios abnormal or plausible.?

I'm getting aroused by seeing womens navel is thios abnormal or plausible.?

Quite plausible: I think you aree not alone. The navel jewelry tells me that many people find that part of the body to be erotic. Don't worry. It is okay - especially if you accept it and find a lucky woman who enjoys your appreciation of her. Hopefully that interest is not at the expense of loving all her other qualities too! ...Read more

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I have pain in my right side across from my navel, what could be the cause?

Apendicitis: Should be ruled out . Kidney stone and infections of the kidney are other possibilities . I would recommend to go to the ed asap since appendicitis need to be ruled out or treated urgently. ...Read more