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Should I Lose Some Tummy Weight Before Getting Navel Pierced
Losing weight: It's a great idea, if you can do it. Excess abdominal fat tissue does increase your risk of infection with any surgery, including piercing. And you will feel better about yourself. Go for it! ...Read more
I got my navel pierced about 5months ago.i have an in-y belly button but theres a swollen bulge coming from the side covering the entire hole. help!
Get it checked: This may be an abcess or a cyst-get it examined, ...Read more
You PCP/Surgeon: Though I am personally against this, one may get their pcp or a surgeon to do this. A reputable piercing salon would be an option. I would be very sure of the credentials of the place, inquire of their hygienic preactices and ask about their training. Know what you are doing, know the down side, the risks you are taking and procede slowly. Something so simple can indeed have very serious se's. ...Read more
Right away: Put asterile dressing over your navel.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had my navel pierced for ages & there is a lump and blood and yellow pus coming out it for the last 2 days i keep cleaning it what should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have felt "full" for a week, I still get hungry but my tummy just feels full? & a sharp stitch like pain to left side of navel, worse when walking?
See your doctor: It would be best, especially since you have had these symptoms for a week now, to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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