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Who might have a medical reason not to get a navel piercing?

Who might have a medical reason not to get a navel piercing?

A/W Dr. Ahrendsen: In addition to reasons he listed - there are also increased risks in piercing an "outy" belly button. ...Read more

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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


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Is it normal for a navel piercing to get dark skin around the holes?

Is it normal for a navel piercing to get dark skin around the holes?

Hyperpigmentation: This could be simply post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pigment due to the inflammation of the piercing itself). Keep the area clean and moisturized and out of the sun. It may take a few weeks to months to resolve. If it doesn't improve, there is a chance you are allergic to the metal in the piercing. ...Read more

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I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

I get a rash after taking navel piercing out, what could be wrong?

Piercing rash: The pirecing can be infected or you may be allergic to the metal you just put in it, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm noticing a non-painful bump next to top of navel piercing. Should i get it checked out?

I'm noticing a non-painful bump next to top of navel piercing. Should i get it checked out?

Good idea: Is it a septal or nares piercing? If it is a septal piercing - would surely get it checked. Significant deformity may result from complications like necrosis of nasal wall or perichondritis. If stud grows into skin it may need to be cut out. Nasal jewelry could be aspirated into lungs or swallowed. A number of types of bacterial infections are possible. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of scarring from navel piercing? Dark, depressed inch circle has been above navel and it's driving me insane! anything?

Is there any way to get rid of scarring from navel piercing? Dark, depressed inch circle has been above navel and it's driving me insane! anything?

"Insane"?: I suggest speaking with a dermatologist about your navel scar. S/he may have ideas about dealing with it. If it's truly driving you "insane, " please also consider a psychiatric consult. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal a navel piercing?

What approaches work best to heal a navel piercing?

Naval Piercing: 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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Black skin around navel piercing, what is this and should I be concerned?

Black skin around navel piercing, what is this and should I be concerned?

Navel piercing.: Is this a stainless steel piercing? Piercings can sometimes discolor skin. If you have cheap piercing jewelry consider changing it to gold, niobium or titanium. ...Read more

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How can one tell if one's navel piercing is infected?

How can one tell if one's navel piercing is infected?

Red, warm, tender: The area will become red, tender, swollen and warm. There may be a discharge. ...Read more

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