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Question by megan
Submitted on 9/11/2003
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My naval piercing is infected in some way i think. In the bottom hole when i try to look at it it looks like the inside of my bellybutton is coming out or something. Is this Hypergranulation?


Answer by marycasey
Submitted on 9/23/2003
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mine is doing the same thing. ive had it for about a month. if anyone has any ideas about whats going on email me please! mc2b04@swbell.net and yes thats a zero. thanks

mc

 

Answer by HotAngel
Submitted on 9/30/2003
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My piercing is doing the same thing, but it is just not healing and I have had mine for 1 year and 4 months. I told my piercer that it will not heal and he said that if there is no green discharge it is not infected.  There can be white discharge, but that is not a sign of infection.  He suggested that I put sea salt on it and let it set.

 

Answer by Nina
Submitted on 9/30/2003
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I've had the same thing! At the bottom of my piercing there is a like tissue or something red looking like its coming out. It sounds like what hyper-granulation is but I'm not sure. I guess I'll try a salt compress for now but I'll contact my piercer to see what they say.

 

Answer by Amberdinni
Submitted on 10/2/2003
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If you have a peircing that just won't heal, get some stuff called H2Ocean it is all natural and you can't over use it.  Speeds up healing and is wonderful, if you can not find it in your neighborhood get back to me and I can sell you some for $$12.00 a bottle plus shipping.  

 

Answer by Kimberly
Submitted on 10/10/2003
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I've had mine for two months.  I got it done at the same time as two friends.  Theirs have healed and mine has not.  It's red around the top and both the top and bottom gets a lot of dry "crust" during the day.  I do seasalt soaks and use the medicated soap every day.  When I soak, I get a whitish/yellowish discharge.  It's not very pleasant, but overall the piercing does not bother me.

 

Answer by Saz
Submitted on 10/21/2003
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my piercing has stopped the discharge but hurts when i touch the bottom hole or when i change it. i have had it for about 8 months.

 

Answer by Janey
Submitted on 10/25/2003
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I had my piercing done 5 months ago (one week after I fell pregnant).  I too have done EVERYTHING to get it to heal but to no avail.  2 1/2 days ago I removed the plastic pregnancy insert thing, after noticing the swollen red area (between the holes) is actually a bunch of small abscesses under the skin. AND IT STILL WONT HEAL!!

 

Answer by Rachel
Submitted on 10/25/2003
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Kimberly-I have my cartilage pierced with a needle and ive had it for 2 years now...and i get that same kind of 'crust' and discharge. do you know what that is?

 

Answer by Shari
Submitted on 10/27/2003
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hey all of u everyone's body is different right?? so yeah some will have the same affects..i have dat weird looking thing on my bottom naval piercing but when i do soakings it goes back to normal..n crust and discharge is normal during ur healing period..it just means your piercing is healing...it can be blood...or a whitish yellow discharge..if its green then you have a problem...but otherwise don't worrie as long as you keep cleaning your piercing

 

Answer by Piercer AhoY
Submitted on 10/28/2003
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Everyone who is having problems with piercings should goto www.bmezine.com.  There is info there about blowouts, Kelnoids and scar tissue, not to mention proper aftercare.  Dont wait till its too late, go there now.

 

Answer by Carrie
Submitted on 10/29/2003
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i've had my piercing for 6 months and just 2 days ago noticed a little painless swelling near the bottom hole(inside my navel). i used to use sea salt soaks for the first 3 months but then i stopped. and i guess that didnt turn out to be such a good idea..but I've started using them again and the swelling seems to have subsided a little already..

 

Answer by Chelsea
Submitted on 11/16/2003
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I have had my navel piercing for about two months now and within the last two weeks I have formed a growth on the bottom hole. It looks like the inside of my stomach is trying to come out of my belly button. It started out red, but has since changed to light pink. It is not painful, but rather unattractive and is continuing to grow. I've noticed an increased amount of discharge since it's appearance. If anyone can give me any information about this please e-mail me at ChelseaH18@hotmail.com Thank You

 

Answer by Lia
Submitted on 11/23/2003
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I have a problem i had my naval piercing for about 5 years. I been having so many problems that my skin is ripping apart what should i do. Reply to me at pasqualina21@yahoo.com

 

Answer by sophi
Submitted on 11/29/2003
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yak get it sorted

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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Well if you girls are having so many problems with a little belly ring take it out! I dont know what its like to have that problem, I've had mine done twice and I havent had a problem. But also you could try taking it out letting it heal and doing it again somewhere else. I had to with my tongue. It got so bad the first time I took it out and let it heal and went somewhere else and now its perfect. Healed quicker and I had no pain.

 

Answer by candice
Submitted on 12/8/2003
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i have had my navel peirced for about 4 months now, and at the top hole it has started to swell up and its pink but some parts look sort of yellow. does anyone have advice on what i should do to make it go away? plz email me kandiangel25@hotmail.com. i would greatly appreciate it~

 

Answer by Lacey
Submitted on 12/12/2003
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HI! mine is soo infectied i think. the top has this blister thing over it, and it's RED all the way to the bottom hole. it feels hard even 2 inches ABOVE the top hole, and to both sides of the top hole. is that an abcess???? and what is an abcess??? also, it hurts REALLY REALLY bad and everytime i touch it it oozes either 1.green stuff 2. yellow stuff 3. white stuff 4. clear stuff or 4. blood. it does all of those! i've kept it really clean though, i've had it pierced for over a year! i think it got infected because the other night when i was cleaning it (2 nights ago, to be exact) i had the flu and i was cleaning and i coughed on it. the next morining is when all this started. i cant tell my parents because they dont know! WHAT DO I DO???!!! LilDrummerGrrl08@aol.com   thanks!!!!

 

Answer by coral
Submitted on 12/17/2003
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i was thinking about getting a naval piercing but after reading all of your complaints, my mind is changing, although it also seems as tho u all have the same complaint and everyone is saying its normal....how bad is it?! is it worth is?!

 

Answer by purity122@hotmail.com
Submitted on 12/20/2003
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I got my naval pierced about a week ago. It seems as if it it getting worse, it hurt more that it did and it a sort of pinkish red color. Also I keep getting this crust on it, but when i clean it, it goes away. Another thing is I have been told so many different things about piercings and I'm not sure which to do. How often am i supposed to clean it and what should i use? I have been using dial soap and Bactine. But I don't think that its working very well. Can u please email me.

 

Answer by Rhea
Submitted on 12/23/2003
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I had my belly button done for about 2 months and it started to get infected..I think cuz I accidentally used fragranced body wash...It started to get better..then all my skin dried out and just ripped out one day when I was drying my stomach..I don't know if my body rejected the jewelry or what..that was like a month ago..I wanna get it re-done..but I dont know whether I should cuz of the scar tissue and the fact my body may have not liked the jewelry..so if anyone knows..let me know :)

 

Answer by Jenna
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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hey you guys...ive had  my naval pierced for 7 months now...i had that same problem with the big blister of pink and red stuff under the bottom hole...i put aloe Vera on it every night and within a week it was gone...ive haven't had problems since and that was 4 months ago...i also change the jewelery regularly.  so i suggest to try the aloe Vera thing..its also pretty cheap!

 

Answer by rethinking piercing
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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i am glad I read all of this, i was thinking about getting a naval piercing and was very excited about it until I read this....How long does it actually take to heal? It seems like forever..

 

Answer by JustGotITDone
Submitted on 12/26/2003
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Um..I just got mine done a week ago today to be exact and its got a redish ring around the top hole..the bottom hole is fine.and last night I squezed like puss like while fluid out of it..ther was alot..it looked less red after that but its really red again.>i dont know if this is normal or not...I kno white fluid is but is the red around the hole? I figured it was just from puttin a hole in my body but it dont seem to be getting better..please help me out..and also..~My piercer didnt mention sea salt soaks.but ive heard of them..all i do is clean it w/ antibacterial soap and betadine.If i should be doing seasalt soaks..how do I make up the solution?? any email would help... leftie_07@yahoo.com Thanks

 

Answer by kcihteteyr
Submitted on 12/27/2003
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Naval pierceings can take at least 6 months to heal. You should not change the jewelry until its fully healed. You will know when it is healed their will be no red and the ends will be curved in and no more crust. The crust just means the body is healing and the whitish yellow puss is lymph fluid. That is normal for it to come out. If it turns green then it is infected. You should do sea salt soaks and clean it with saline solution. Hot compresses also help out. DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PIERCING UNTIL YOU WASH YOUR HANDS. If your belly gets infected or you have a lot of lymph fluid go to the store and buy some hibiclens. Wash your belly really good with it. That should help clear up a bacterial infection. If it doesn't clear up in a week clean it with the soap once more. If still not helping you need to go see your piercer. Do not use the soap to often it will dry it out and could cause it to take longer to heal. As for the ones that are ripping out your body is probably rejecting the ring. You will be able to notice this if you keep an eye on it. You will notice the skin in between the jewelry getting shorter. Also you will be able to see the jewelry through the skin. If this happens take the ring out before it rips. If you don't it will leave a nasty scar.

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 12/28/2003
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many of my friends have gotten their belly's pierced and tell me it doesn't hurt at all! i want to get mine done but im scared. i dont have much belly fat and am nervous it will get infected or something. any advice? tell me if your piercing hurt, honestly. Oh, and the procedure: time, thickness of needle, all that good stuff. thanks!
spunkyfarah04@yahoo.com

 

Answer by hotgurl43
Submitted on 12/30/2003
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I am 62 years old and I got my belly ring done 4 years ago. But mine is infected now. Well, there are some black, green, clear, and occassionally yella colors being discharged out of my bottom hole. Occassionally I have a problem with my ring. I am not the smallest critter in the world and sometimes my ring gets covered by my skin flab. This is a problem because this irritation causes my naval piercing to become sore and redish. What should i do about this problem? Please e-mail me back.

 

Answer by litlis
Submitted on 1/7/2004
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I have had my belly button ring for 8 mo. and for the last three I have formed what looks like a blood blister under the top hole.  I noticed when I had one that dangled from the top it was at the bottom hole and now with a regular bent ring it is at the top.  If anyone know what to do please email me. Carouselisa@aol.com

 

Answer by Dannie
Submitted on 1/7/2004
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Hey, I just got mine done about 5 days ago... In the past two days I've noticed the same red ring around the top hole, and a little white crusty stuff around the piercing, it seems soooo many people have the same thing, so I'm guessing it's normal. I'm still using the triadine for 3 - 5 mins everyday, the seasalt soaks, and antibacterial, there's no way it could be infected after all that, so I'm guessing it's normal.  After all, we all did put a foreign object into our bodies, so it's probably just reacting the way it should.

 

Answer by Liz
Submitted on 1/8/2004
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I got my piercing yesterday. Everyone says to clean it often. Yet how often is often? please email me shyza101@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Debbie
Submitted on 1/11/2004
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Hey there i am 13 and have had my navel piercing for 6 months.  It is starting to get like a blood blister on the bottem hole.  I have noticed that after about a month with me cleaning it regular and watching it  it has went down.  The place was in pain for about a week  or so and then started to relieve.  But the problem is is that it is still there.  If any body can help e-mail me at scoobygirl566@yahoo.com  i need your help and i can not tell my mother she will freak out help please.

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 1/12/2004
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someone help me i have an infection i got m belly peirced two weeks back i dunno what solutiont o use what to do....i wash it with soap regulardy n apply an anticeptic cream now ...id idnt do thata t first because i wanted it to heal naturally but i guess that didnt work....mail me at : mad_berry@hotmail.com

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 1/15/2004
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how much sea salt should i soak my belly button with .. like how much water and how much sea salt .. cuz mine is read around teh whole thinq kinda and it doesnt hurt but i think its from sports and stuff cuz i never cover ti with tape or antyhiqnq dorinq track or workinq out .. it doesnt hurt at all and its clean .. please help

 

Answer by Tess
Submitted on 1/16/2004
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I got my naval pierced a year in a half ago. I washed it daily for 9 months with antibacterial soap. I then used bactine to clean it. I stopped cleaning it and it was fine for about 2 months. Then it did the wierd thing on the underside of the ring where it was red like a blood blister poppingout of it. So then I got a new piece of jewelry last week and its now oozing green gunk. I started doing the sea salt and then afterwards i clean it with Tea Tree Oil. It seems to be doing better. What is odd is that it is never painful. Looks like it but cant feel a thing.

 

Answer by GymTwister
Submitted on 1/17/2004
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hey... im turning 15 on Jan 20, and my dad is finally letting me get my naval pierced... im so excited, but i don't want to get an infection... it seems to me that the reason you are all getting infections is that you stop washing it or aren't washing it right... please feel free to e-mail me with ANY information on how to take care of my piercing after i get it done at GymTwister321@excite.com
Thanks!

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 1/18/2004
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i have just had my belly pierced and it didnt hurt as much as i thought. i fainted wen i had my ears pierces but not wiv my belly, it was so kool!! anyway i look at it and it looks slightly wonky...only slightly. does it settle into place after a while?

 

Answer by Brianna
Submitted on 1/18/2004
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I've been waiting for so long to get my naval pierced! i'mgetting it real soon. but i was wondering if any of you can help me out? do you need an adult to be with you right then and there? does it hurt at all? what is the process like? it'd be great of any of you can help me out..anything you know at all bout getting a naval pierced, thanks~

 

Answer by twisted in hell
Submitted on 1/19/2004
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I've had mine pierced for abpout 3 weeks now and it seems to be healing fine, but is it supposed to heal inward at the bottom?

 

Answer by c me
Submitted on 1/21/2004
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I have just got my belly done and the person told me to just clean it with water and non antibacterial soap. It isn't infected yet but I think it might because I have really sensitive skin. How do I make the sea salt soak?

 

Answer by stephanie
Submitted on 1/22/2004
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mine did the EXACT same thing...i even though i had a keloid! DONT WORRY! just don't change it or touch it..be sure 2 clean it..and don't pick the crust off of it..it will get better! scar healing creams work good to! i put neasporin on mine

 

Answer by Bigdar
Submitted on 1/23/2004
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I just got my piercing 2 nights ago.  So far it's not been too much problem, but from reading everyone's responses I can see that it could become one if I'm not careful.

My piercer told me in no uncertain terms that I am NOT to touch my piercing or turn it unless I am IN the shower and have just washed with antibacterial soap.  He also said that I am not to put anything on it other than sterile saline from an aerosol can (it remains more sterile than the bottled stuff). Anyway, he instructed me to spray the saline into a clean cup, dab a cotton swab into the saline,  and use that to gently swab around the puncture holes 4 - 5 times a day (morning, lunch, etc.) Still, I am not to touch with my hands (not the ring or anything) unless they have just been washed with antibacterial soap.  What you have to remember is that even touching a doorknob other people have touched can transmit germs.  

Is there ANYONE in this area who's had a successful piercing?  Oh, and everyone's pain tolerance is different--I thought it hurt more than I had expected, but only briefly and not so's you'd pass out.  If the pain was that bad no one would ever go back for more piercings.

 

Answer by Amburly
Submitted on 1/24/2004
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I've had my belly button pierced for exactly a week today. I have taken care of it with extreme caution and I had thought that my piercing looked really good until one of my friends looked at it and noticed the bright red rings around the bottom and top holes. She said that her belly button never did that. But she also had her'spierced with a hoop where as I had mine done with a barbell. So I am wondering if mine is just a lil irritated from the barbell or if I am doing something wrong. If anyone has any insight then please please please post your response, it would be greatly appreciated!!!

 

Answer by Emily
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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I've had my belly button pierced for 5 months now and i didnt have any of the problems at all. I think it is healed or close to being healed

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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can't get peiricing out of my naval i just want to change it is there a trick?

 

Answer by TIFFANY H.
Submitted on 1/25/2004
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I HAVE MY BELLY PIERCED FOR 6 MONTHS STILL INFECTED CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME = (

 

Answer by punkymonkey
Submitted on 1/26/2004
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ive had my naval pierced for about three days and it was red from the top to the bottom hole and it hurt when i touched it or moved the rind but it was fine when i left it alone. i got it done by a friend who does piercing but we were kind of stupid cause he didn't have the right needle and he did it with a really thick sewing needles but the weren't big enough to get the ring in so we just put a safety pin in until he could get the right needles and up until yesterday it was fine but then it got red and me and my friends looked at them and thought that they were infected so we took them out. well while i took mine out white puss came out so i thought it was infected for sure so i left it for today and it formed a scab over it already and after reading you guys comments about the white stuff being normal im regretting taking it out so i was thinking of waiting till the hole completely closed and healed so i could get it done again with the right stuff but i need ure help because i have really thick skin there and he said its muscle but it didn't hurt when he first got it through but when he was getting it through the other side it hurt really really bad so if you can help please do i cant decide! my email address is snowboardingmonkey07@2die4.com

 

Answer by MOLLY
Submitted on 1/27/2004
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I think you should go to a proper piercing studio or the doctors and ask them what to do because if the hole closes up with an infection in it can make it worse

 

Answer by Lefty
Submitted on 1/28/2004
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My sister, my sister in-law, and I want to get our navals pierced but I'm the only one who is still not sure.  I'm scared of it getting infected and leaving a scar.  Honestly, if any of you don't recommend me getting my naval pierced please let me know. I don't want to go get it done and then regret it later on.  Please, please, let me know what's up.

 

Answer by Emma
Submitted on 1/29/2004
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I recomend getting your naval pierced, but only if you are going to be committed to take care of it. If you take care of it and do what your piercer tells you to, then you piercing should be fine. I've had my for 5 months and it is almost healed now. So you should think it throught and decide if a naval piercing is right for you.

 

Answer by Cheerleader
Submitted on 1/29/2004
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How long Do you have to soak the balls When Your Going to change the jewlery ?????

 

Answer by heather
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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when do you know your belly button piercing is healed ? i had my for almost 6 months and im not sure if it is completly healed yet or not. Can some1 please tell me?

 

Answer by dreamcatcher
Submitted on 1/30/2004
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I had my naval pierced a month ago, I had a slight infection but kept up with the cleaning 2x a day and it cleared up.  The best advice is DON'T TOUCH IT.  Don't touch anywhere near your naval, germs don't stay in just one area.  There is a product out there called Satin and its specially for piercings, it's antibacterial and its wonderful.  It's just a soap you use in the shower.  When my fourth hole in my ear got infected I used it there as well and I've never seen anything clear up so fast.  Good luck to all, naval piercings are well worth it :)

 

Answer by MOO
Submitted on 2/1/2004
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I need your advice, i am 13 and just waiting for my parents to let me get it done, is it really worth it? and will i be ok doing physical activity at school? am i too young? and should i get it done before, after or during the summer holidays? HELP!

 

Answer by Maxie
Submitted on 2/1/2004
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I just got my belly button peirced a week ago. my peircer told me its normal for it to be a little red around it. and for it to be sore for awhile after. Also a lil white stuff coming out is fine. You clean it with a mild soap. and soak it in sea salts or epsom salts 2 or 3 times a day untill its healed. You also have to wash your hands good and rotate it often. For a ring you move it in circles and a barbell up and down. crust around the pericing is normal and you should wash it away b4 rotating it. If you have green stuff coming out..take it out. if you can see the jewelry showing through your skin take it out. dont think if you leave it in it will eventually get better, it gets worse and you'll get a ugly scar. trust me. For people who wanna get theres done and r scared now cuz of what people said..i think if u really want it then do it. dont let others influence you. Im really happy with mine and getting it done didnt hurt hardly as bad as i tought it would. mine seems to be healing good and im looking forward to changing it in a few weeks.

 

Answer by ness
Submitted on 2/1/2004
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i got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and it looks really red and infected...and it looks as if my body is slowly rejecting it by pushing it. I need some advice! please email stupid_cupid489@hotmail.com

 

Answer by babygurl
Submitted on 2/2/2004
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i am 13 yrs old and i got mine done a month ago and the person who did mine said only to touch it with clean hands she also said that neosporin would help with the healing as for the white stuff i've only had a little..it's not red anymore but the crust forms when i forget the neosporin other than that it's fine..my adivice is just clean it really good twice or even three times a day and antibacterial soap works just put some on and move the jewelry then rinse it with water. when ur done cleaning it dry it with a blow dryer and move the ring around to make sure it's dry inside too cuz if water is left in it it'll get infected(my piercer told me this) bye:)

 

Answer by Suzie
Submitted on 2/4/2004
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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR PIERCING IS HEALED ?????????????????????????????????????CAN ANYONE ANSWER THAT ?

 

Answer by Christi
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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I began having the same problems with my navel piercing after about a week. In fact, it did get infected and I spent 3 days in bed with a raging fever.

It has now been almost 3 weeks since I had my piercing done and it is almost completely healed.

Here are the steps I took to heal my piercing:

1. Wash your hands with Purell hand sanitizer... do NOT put this on your piercing.

2. Clean your piercing with SALINE SOLUTION using a cotton ball.

3. Using another CLEAN cotton ball, clean the piercing with Band-Aid brand 'Hurt Free' Antiseptic Wash. This rmeoves all germs and 'numbs' the area for a short time.

I did this at least 3 times a day, other times even more often.

The most important part here is to NOT TOUCH the piercing and/or the piercing jewelry unless you have just sanitized your hands with Purell, or another similar product.

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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I am 13 and I have had my naval pierced for over a year. I don't recomend the h20cean sometimes it causes it not to heal. wash it with an anti-bactieral soap and do not use achole or peroxide to clean it and do not use a triple anti-biotic either. Some times the white stuff coming out is your skin due to the fact they pierced it with a hollow neeedle sometimes the skin doesn't come out for awhile and remeber don't change it for about 6 weeks. (I know these cause my mom's friend does body piercings)

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 2/12/2004
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The crust is a sign of healing

 

Answer by NicoLe
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I think my piercing might be infected but im not sure. I just changed my bellbar for the first time since i got it pierced 6 months ago. More yellow/white stuff is comming out and its a tiny bit sore. Does anyone know if it could be infected or not ?

 

Answer by SpArKLyGrNEyEs
Submitted on 2/16/2004
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I've had my piercing for about 2 years now and I'm pretty sure it's rejecting or "growing out" I'm not sure what to do about it, I love my piercing. Should I take it out and hope it closes up and get it redone? If so how long would it take?(figuring I've had it for 2 years)I need help! If you know anything about it, I would love to listen, thanks!

 

Answer by serena
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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hey, im gettin my belli piercing 2day, ur comment r like kinda freakin me out, ummm, i just got a cuple of questions, how doo u no when the belli bar seems 2 be "growing out" nd how doo u no wen it heals?
if u answer me questions i thank yavery much!

 

Answer by cutie_putie96
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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Hey all, well I got my naval pierced 4 days ago and all seems well here. I wash it 2-3 times a day using Dial antibacterial soap and I use the Bactine on it 4-5 times a day. To all those people with green ooze, blood, and blisters......YIKES !!! I don't think all of that would be worth a hole in my belly. I was told not to change my peircing for at least 3 weeks. My sister-in-law has had her belly pierced for almost 7 years and she says hers still gets red and sore and still leaks some clear fluid....she says this normally happens when she wears pants that are too tight or pants that rub on her piercing. Hope EVERYONE enjoys a problem free piercing !!!

 

Answer by irina
Submitted on 2/20/2004
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if anyone here is from toronto canada n u hav had no problems wit ur naval ring email me wit da adress of the place plz i dunt want any problems, i hav enuff already 2 deal with... little1_zaichik@hotmail.com

ez

 

Answer by J's Baby
Submitted on 2/23/2004
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I want to get my belly button peirced and i just wanna know how to take care of it. Post an answer to my question up on this message board please!!Th@nk You!!

 

Answer by Valerie
Submitted on 2/24/2004
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Hey U guys..i am 20 and i have had my naval piercing for about 5 weeks..my piercer told me to switch it out after 2 months..but its doing OK and like 3 days ago i removed the one it was pierced w/ and put a really pretty jewel in it...yeah it bled and i was scared..but now its fine..a Lil sore..i still clean it..should i leave this one in for a while now?? Anyway its doing fine but let me know..thanks u guys!!

 

Answer by Chrystal
Submitted on 2/26/2004
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Hey Guys, I just got my naval double pierced on Saturday the 21st...and now its all red around both of the areas...actually its red between both piercing's.. I am pretty sure its infected but I just don't know what will work best. I have read so many peoples thoughts on what works best..Is sea salt necessary or is regular salt ok too?  Let me know please email me at cechamplin@hotmail.com.

Thanks

 

Answer by Caitlin
Submitted on 2/26/2004
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HEY, i'vehad my bellybutton pierced for 6 months now. I decided i was goin to change it about 2 weeks ago and i bought new jewerly to put in. I had the new one ot for about 3 dayz and it started to bleed alot and really sore. i decided to change it back to my original jewerly. I went to my piercer to get it check and she said it was a little bit infected. It turns out that the jewlery i bout was not stainless steel and i was alergic to other metals. So whoever is goin to buy new jewerly, make ure you buy stainless steel because other metal can infect your piercing.

 

Answer by Snowhite
Submitted on 2/26/2004
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This is to all you girls who have had an infection due to ur belly ring.  STOP OVER CLEANING IT!!! I have had my belly ring for 3 yrs already n I have had it removed several times bc I've had been afraid of the pus coming out, like the white fluid for example.  RELAX!! It's not that serious... Just clean it with some soap and water.  If you're looking to disinfect it, DO NOT use alcohol, use hydrogen peroxide or H2Ocean, that works wonders.  

 

Answer by ExcuseMyBadEnglish
Submitted on 2/29/2004
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People, every injury, wether it's a scratch, a bump, cut, burn, whatever, will turn red. Don't get all freaked out because the piercing gets red, it's normal. If you feel so uncertain, go to your piercer, or a doctor. I know this is tough because many of you have not reached the legal age to do these things and have done them without permission from your parents or tutors, right? This is only my opinion, but if a person is willing to pierce your body without checking into the age thing, he may not be a pro...

1) Go to a certified place, you will find tons of info on that browsing on the net.

2) Before getting a piercing, do your homework, do a little research on the aftercare, the ups and downs, all that stuff.

3) Sounds strange, but I've heard that navel piercings are even more delicate than genital piercings. If I'm wrong, please correct me on this. It is located on a part of your body you move constantly, and the belly button is a scar in itself, which tends to acumulate all sorts of things inside. 90% of navel piercings get infected. The trick is to make it through the infection. Whatever you do, DO NOT REMOVE THE JEWELERY, even if it looks nasty. If you feel your piercing is not worth it, and you need to take it off, go to a doctor first. If you have pus and you remove the jewelery, the holes will close and leave that nasty stuff inside, thus creating an abcess. I repeat, GO TO A DOCTOR. It's better to get in trouble at home, than damage your body permanently.

4) I read that a lot of people are using Betadine, and I have not had one single recomendation about this thing. In fact, I have heard more negative reviews about this stuff. It is too harsh for a piercing. I was recommended A&D ointment. BTW, my guess is some of your piercings are not infected, only irritated, the only thing that must go into your piercing is the medicated soap, and removed with running water. Other than that, A&D ointment and sea salt is ONLY for external use. When applying these, do not rotate the piercing unless you have an infection and you are told by a professional to do so.

5) Sea salt soaks. Please, do not use table salt, only sea salt. You should be able to get this at the place where you got your piercing. You heat a cup of water, you dissolve 1/4 teaspoon of the sea salt into the water, and put the cup over your piercing (you lying flat, cup upside down so that it will create the vacuum effect or whatever), leave it 2-3 minutes and pat dry with a paper towel. The other towels harbor bacteria. The water must be hot, but only to the point where your skin can stand it, do not burn yourself.

6) I know it is very tempting, but most infected piercings get like that because people play with them. DO NOT PLAY WITH YOUR PIERCING UNTIL IT IS FULLY HEALED. Do not rotate unless you are cleaning it, do not touch it, don't wear tight clothes, and if you must cover it, don't use bandaids, your piercing needs to breathe. Use gauze pads instead. And for the initial healing time, no contact with other bodily fluids, that means, that your couples should not be playing with your piercing in nasty ways.

7) My first piercing was done with a ring, and these tend to get caught in clothes and are very hard to clean. My second piercing was done with a barbell, and it's better, it doesn't get caught in anything, no pulling, no nothing.

8) No overcleaning. for the first 3 days, 2 times a day is enough, if you excercise, clean it right after you finish. From day 4-4 weeks, cleaning once a day is enough. After that, clean every 2-3 days.

All this info you can get in the net, it is not hard, just put piercing in you google bar and you'll find tons of info. A good research can prevent a lot of hazzle.

And remember, every body is different, what works for some, won't work for others. I'm talking about recomending things you tried and worked for you, may cause damage to others. Consult with a pro first, don't rush into things.

 

Answer by ExcuseMyEnglish
Submitted on 2/29/2004
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BTW, that A&D is only once every 3 days, so imagine what Betadine 3 times a day is doing to you...

 

Answer by remie
Submitted on 3/1/2004
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WELL i GOT MY BELLY PIERCED LAST YEAR AND THAT LITTLE BUMP CAME OUT OF TH BOTTOM AND IT HURTED REALLY BAD SO I THOUGHT IT WAS INFECTED.SO I TOOK IT OUT.THEN THIS YEAR ,I TOLD MY FRIEND ABOUT IT AND SHE TOLD ME IT IS FROM YOU SLEEPING ON YOUR STOMACH AT NITE.SO I TRY NOT YOU SLEEP ON MY STOMACH.

 

Answer by Christine
Submitted on 3/3/2004
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I just got my belly button pierced yesterday. I decided on a barbell instead of the ring. I was told to buy some anitbacterial soap like Dial. And the sea salt is highly recommended. And also I bought this stuff called "love my piercing" at the piercing shop. Its supposed to help a lot with the healing and irritation. They also sell it on their sight at www.lovemypiercing.com  ... a lot of you are worried about the pus thats coming from your piercings. My piercer said that was normal as long as it wasnt green. And if i were to get an infection to not take out the jewelry because you trap the infection inside instead of letting it drain. I think as long as you take good care of your piercing and clean it regularly it should be okay. just as long as you dont over clean or anything. because that will dry out the skin and cause infections. and dont touch your jewelry with dirty hands and dont let anyone else touch it. And keep waistbands off of your piercing.

 

Answer by Leenie
Submitted on 3/4/2004
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about getting my belly button pierced and I was just wondering if anyone could email me and el me all about the procedure, pain, ect. I think I got the jist of cleaning it so mostly the pre- and during piercing is what I have questions about. Please email me at bowlofjello49@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Molly
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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or go on bmezine its really helpful just type bme on google and youll find it

 

Answer by Help
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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i got my naval pierced a month ago, is anyones else looking like the skin is growing to the ring? Is that normal? or a sigh that it is infected?

 

Answer by lizzie
Submitted on 3/8/2004
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hey guys well i got my navel done about 3 months ago and i thought something was worng because my barbell just went in like anyhting and the periceing between it got smaller and smaller and then one day i was just sitting at a desk at school and i went to get up and it got caught on the top of the desk and know it has been 2 weeks and it still bleeds and pus comes out but thats not all it has a purple color to it so it looks really bad and i am afraid people might make fun of me so i don't get changed in front of my class mates durning P.E. know that is just wrong and know i don't know if it will go back to the normal color please help me if you know anything about this it will be great if you can thanks much

lizzygirl290@hotmail.com

 

Answer by lizzie
Submitted on 3/8/2004
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hey guys well i got my navel done about 3 months ago and i thought something was worng because my barbell just went in like anyhting and the periceing between it got smaller and smaller and then one day i was just sitting at a desk at school and i went to get up and it got caught on the top of the desk and know it has been 2 weeks and it still bleeds and pus comes out but thats not all it has a purple color to it so it looks really bad and i am afraid people might make fun of me so i don't get changed in front of my class mates durning P.E. know that is just wrong and know i don't know if it will go back to the normal color please help me if you know anything about this it will be great if you can thanks much

lizzygirl290@hotmail.com

 

Answer by HEY
Submitted on 3/10/2004
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Your peircing is probably rejecting. You should keep it clean and go to your piercer or doctor so they can check it out.

 

Answer by Kim
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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Hey! I can't guarantee that it will all work out, but if you go to a clean, well-reputable place everything should be fine. Make sure you ask lots of questions if you have them. Most artists are more than willing to answer your questions and talk to you over any concerns. Plus, it honestly didn't hurt at all. If you really want one, I would go for it!

 

Answer by Helpp
Submitted on 3/11/2004
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How can You speed up the healing process of your piercing ?

 

Answer by onehotbabe
Submitted on 3/12/2004
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Well y'all should just read instead of complain.  Everyone is saying the same thing basically.   I have had mine for about 1 month and it is a ring.  It is a big pain and it sucks to go to the gym but o well that is what I have to deal with.  

Wash it 3 times a day.  My friend got hers done in two different ways one day and she uses Dial Anti-bacterial 3 times a day.  Hers was done two weeks after mine and isn't even red.  So I recommend that you use Dial and do it 3 times a day.

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 3/13/2004
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ok well i have had my belly button peirced twie now so i had to go throught scar tissue and like i think when the scar tissue came out it made a bubble and like the buble is constantly there and it oozes and it isnt oozing out the top or bottom hole its ooozing out the middle?!?!?

 

Answer by ...
Submitted on 3/15/2004
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Vitamin E and zinc are good for healing. Try eating the pills.

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 3/18/2004
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How can you tell if your piercing is healed enough so that you can change the jewlery because mine got infected from the jewlery and i had to change it back to the original jewerly & now i want to change it. Does anyone know ?

 

Answer by Bree
Submitted on 3/19/2004
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Hey guys!

Can't help by interjecting some advice. I've only had mine done for about a week, but it hasn't gotten infected or had any pain whatsoever. You should be cleaning it 3 to four times a day, and you can't skimp on this. It's really important to use an anti-bacterial soap(medicated ones like Provon or Satin work really well), and to wash your hands before cleaning it. What I do is wash my hands, then work up a good lather. I then kind of soak the two holes, AND the ring in soap for about 2 minutes, then clean away all the crust(if there is any) with a q-tip, then rotate the ring a few times to get the soap in. Then I rinse it off. The hardest thing has been to keep my hands from touching it, but this is so important! Good luck guys, and if you have questions just call your piercer.

 

Answer by Vicky
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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I am about to have my naval pierced but can there be any medical problems associated with it?  i heard it could cause infertility and am really worried i need to know URGENTLY because I am having it done next week! please can any1 help?

 

Answer by mimi
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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i dont think that can happen, but like a few other people have said go on bmezine its really helpful

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 3/22/2004
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I think so too!

 

Answer by kris
Submitted on 3/23/2004
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I*m 13 and I*m getting my belly button{naval} pierced in a few weeks~!~ YAY~!~ I would like to know how badly it hurts on a scale of 1-10~!~


Thanx,
     Kristen

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 3/23/2004
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I got my belly button pierced Sat. 21 and I give it a 3/10 for pain. anyone who says it didn't hurt at all is lying.  I only hurts a tiny bit tho b/c they clamp off the skin that is going to be pierced which sort of numbs it. also, some places use a numbing lotion which temporarily numbs your naval. Hope this helps Kristen!

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 3/23/2004
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I got my belly button pierced Sat. 21 and I give it a 3/10 for pain. anyone who says it didn't hurt at all is lying.  I only hurts a tiny bit tho b/c they clamp off the skin that is going to be pierced which sort of numbs it. also, some places use a numbing lotion which temporarily numbs your naval. Hope this helps Kristen!

 

Answer by Sugar plum
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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Hi iv ahd my belly(navel)done 4 7 mounths an its got like a sticky puss coming out, also its bleeding and really sore. The peircer told me just to leave it alone and it will be ok SOOOOOOOOOOO just leave it, and bave it in SALT WATER!!!!!

 

Answer by CuteBabeBoo
Submitted on 3/24/2004
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I have my belly piercing since 5 weeeks ago...N its infected its hurts a lot n it looks nasty..I have da yellow fluid n i dont know wut to do its bigger by da way n it also got a yellow part on top of da belly HELP ME PLZ.. diz iz my email plz answer me back sweetyvanidosa@hotmail.com

 

Answer by brit
Submitted on 3/26/2004
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DO NOT GET YOUR NAVAL PIERCED WITH A BARBELL! i know it looks a lot better with than the ring, but the wait to change it is worth it!.... barbells are very bad to get it pierced with because you are not able to clean it as well as the ring because it cannot rotate which is a major assett to cleaning it.  goodluck!

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 3/28/2004
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Hey guys,
i just got my belly pierced.It is a VERY mild pain,it burns for about 10mins thats it.
The worst part is the clamp,they clamp it on and move it around a it tugs and pinches the actually piercing doesnt hurt like the clamp.
You clean it by getting it wet and use dial antibacterial soap NON-SCENTED and lather it up and rub it on and around your belly.Make sure you get some soap in the hole,rinse it out GOOD.
Have fun

 

Answer by sarah
Submitted on 4/1/2004
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hey guys all of you that say it hurts are wrong cuz it is a cool feeling besides my top and bottom naval i have 3 more pirenings and if i could i would get more but i had bad things happen to my naval and they all went away. but i did not clean them 3to5 time a day like my pirener said i clean 2 times a day but it healed in 17 week so good luck to all of you and  have fun

 

Answer by Nikita
Submitted on 4/1/2004
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Katie: It is recommended to get pierced with and wear a barbell until your navel piercing has completely healed. The reason being is because a ring tends to make your hole heal crooked. When you sleep, it'll press to the side.

 

Answer by Nikita
Submitted on 4/1/2004
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Kristen: I have a multipierced navel and my navel done. I can easily compare my navel piercings to 1-2 seconds of pressure (sort of like a shot but not as bad) But after everything is done (the piercing process takes about 15-20 minutes and about 15 minutes of that is the piercer talking you through it!) it doesn't and shouldn't hurt at all. If you are pierced correctly you shouldn't have many problems. Many people mistaken the healing process for an infection. Just be sure you clean it twice a day with an organic non-scented soap (many salons give you solution free of charge!) or diluted dial soap. For a quick fix inbetween showers (where it is recommended to clean your piercing) use bactine.

When you clean your piercing, make sure you move it back and fourth at least eight times. Give it a squeeze on the sides to release any fluid. Clean and rinse again.

Other than that. A piercing really doesn't hurt. Some people experience extreme anxiety before getting pierced and after say 'God I thought it would hurt'. For me, all my piercing experiences were fun and painless (beside pressure).

Good luck ;]

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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how do you know when your bely button it healed because i want to change my jewlery soon.

 

Answer by Sasha
Submitted on 4/2/2004
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My friend and I just got ours done last week. We compare notes. Compared to some of you guys, ours is doing just fine. As far as the pain.....NONE. It literally felt like a pinch...and then it was over. A lot LESS pain than a shot...trust me!
Mine (unlike my friends) bled, and got swollen in the first two days. I was advised to use a salt water solution along with the bactine and (not together of course) and that did the trick. The swelling went down that day, and it hasn't been swollen since. The only concern we have is the ugly ring of discolored skin that appears around the ring. Like, how can you display this "bruise," it's sooooo not cute. I'm told that as with any cut, it is going to have scar tissue initially, but this eventually goes away. I suppose this is a part of the 9 month healing process. With summer coming up, I assume it will be "bathing suit ready" soon :)
I'm happy that I did it.

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 4/3/2004
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I just got my piercing 3 days ago and i can honestly say it hurt! When the needle was first stuck in, it didn't hurt at all, it was the pressing through that hurt. For some reason the needle just would NOT go through. After bout 15 min, it finally went through. Mine has been sore around the top and bottom holes and whitish yellowish pus has been coming out. Not a lot but a little, usually when i move it. My piercer told me to use seasalt once a day, antibacterial soap twice a day and to never touch it. There are so many germs on your hands and you can easily irritate your piercing by touching it before washing your hands. NEVER USE ALCOHOL OR HYDROGEN PEROXIDE! These are harsh on your peircing and could cause it to eat it away. If your going to use Alcohol make sure you use an antibacterial soap immediately afterwords. If your piercing is red more than a 1/4 inch away from your piercing and is releasing green pus and is bleeding, it's infected. Use your SeaSalt and clean it with antibacterial soap really well. Don't take the jewelry out. That could make it worse and make you really sick if the infection gets trapped inside you. Use Surgical Steal, its the only metal that works for everyone because it is the same metal as doctors use for surgery.
if you have any questions email me at swt_lil_manda2006@hotmail.com THANKS!

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 4/3/2004
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Hey its me again,
its better when u clean your piercing just to pump the dial soap right on it and rotate it around to get the soap in. Leave the soap in for about 3mins. Then rotate it around to get all the soap out. Its best to clean it in the shower.I found if u aren't inthe shower use a shot glass. It works. Put clean water in it and lay down and put it over the piercing. Then put soap on it and leave it sit. Then just rinse it out by pouring water on it with the glass. Swipe around the holes with a q-tip
bye

 

Answer by LEah
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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How long does it take until you can change your jewlery?

 

Answer by staci
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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hey all u people that are worried about getting your naval pierced, I'm doing a research paper about piercings and i have had my naval pierced for about a year now. what i have learned so far is that it could take 4 months to a year to fully heal. so all of u people that are worried that it will hurt and stuff dont be, i barely felt mine when i got it done. and another thing it is natural for it to get infected. u need to clean the piercing at least twice a day if you want your piercing to heal faster thats what i did and it worked. byw if you stop cleaning it and it hasent been about 4 months it can get infected again so clean it until your sure that its healed fully!!

 

Answer by My amiga...
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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My friend got hers done and I went with her, she came out looking fine, yet I came out completely white...
Anyway, she took off the big plaster as soon as she got back to mine and it was all bleeding but after I cleaned it, it was ok. After 3 days we took the bar out, cleaned it in warm salty water (a tiny bit more salt than water I think makes it work better)and put it back in again. She has never had any problems with it and I cleaned for her twice a day, every day. C ya x

 

Answer by blue
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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You shouldn't get a naval ring when pregnant. If you have it before you get pregnant, it needs to be taken out. Dr's orders

 

Answer by CareBear
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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I can't believe so many of you do no research, surf piercing sites,call studios,talk to friends. Every piercer has their own "Rules of Care", which is why there is so much conflicting advice. If you are at all unsure about the health of your piercing at least call your piercer and ask for advice. Always err on the side of caution. Don't leave infections sit - talk to someone informed (piercer, doctor, nurse,etc.) I love my piercings! They've healed well. Good Luck & Have Fun

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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Hey,

    I was supposed to get my belly button pierced about a month ago but when i went to ask my mom about she said "no" is there any tips for convincing her?

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/8/2004
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Hey,

    by the way thanx for all the help guyz~!~

 

Answer by Eleanor
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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well I'm having the same problem as you kristen i just keep telling them how much i want it,presenting them with tons of research,telling them about the piercing studios in the area and getting them to ring them and buying navel jewellery to show them i'm not messing around, also just show them how responsible you are because it seems to be working for me! good luck!!

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/10/2004
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Hey,

    To Eleanor: I have already done most of the stuff you have {except I haven*t bought any jewelry} My mom seems to be getting a little upset that I keep asking so I left her alone for about 2 weeks or so and she won*t even say anything about it, but when I mention that one of my friends are getting theirs done she sounds interested. Then she just doesn*t say anymore. I also wrote her a 3 page letter telling her why i want it and the whole procedure ect. {that was when she first said yes} my dad also says yes, but she doesn*t seem to listen

 

Answer by Dawg
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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Hey guys! I'm going to get my belly-button pierced this weekend. It sounds like it's a big hassle and that it gets infected really easily. Is it really that hard to take care of?

 

Answer by Katie
Submitted on 4/11/2004
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If u want to get your belly pierced u need to ready to take care of it. If u dont u r settin yourself up for big problems, like infection and u can also get really sick. I did ALOT of research before hand and i suggest everyone who wants it done should do so to.

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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Hey,
   Well everybody I have left my mom alone for a LONG time now and she still says "no" which just makes me mad because, she said "yea" about a month ago then said "no"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


 

Answer by Mimi
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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I have had my piercing for about 3 months.  I have noticed that little red growth that forms on either the top or bottom hole.  At first I thought it was infected but when I did some research, I found that it was pretty normal.  I do notice that when I make sure to clean it every day that the red growth heals. But it doesn't hesitate to come back. It usually comes back when I have worn tight pants.  Right now it is REALLY sore!  It hurts to move the ring back and forth. I am getting married in September and I was hoping to be able to change the ring by then.   So everyone keep your fingers crossed for me.

P.S. For all you 13-16 year olds out there....

WAIT TO GET YOUR BELLY BUTTON PIERCED...

Yeah, it looks cool but it is actually a lot more work than I bargained for.  If I could go back, I really don't think I would do it again.  Mine tends to get really sore to the point that it hurts to sit.  

 

Answer by Laura
Submitted on 4/12/2004
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I am 14 years old & I had my belly button pierced for 8 months now. It has healed & i am very happy that I got it done.

 

Answer by Raylene
Submitted on 4/15/2004
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you guys made me scared to get mine now!!!!!

 

Answer by sharon
Submitted on 4/16/2004
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i have my belly button pierced but also i think its infected because it red but discharge is comeing out of it its not sore or anything i dont no what to do because i have tried everything to get the redness away i have even tried sea salt andi went ot the person who pireced it they said to soak it in sea salt and i did and it still didnt help so i dont no what to do . but i think it might be the jewlery because the one i got in was only $7.00 is that to cheap ? or does it matter what kind you get because i asked the person who pierced it he said that it wouldnt be safe to get them off the internet so i didnt cause i thought it might prevent infection im not calling him a liar or anything im just saying that his jewlery is makeing my belly button red and dont no why because im not allergict to real jewlry.

 

Answer by SomeoneWhoKnowsHerShyt
Submitted on 4/16/2004
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Red Bumps...on piercings...or red at top and bottom holes...sounds like a calcuim build up or hypotropic scar to me...but vitamin e gel tabs...use a needle to poke them open and sqeeze the gel on your piercing twice a day...clean it with bactine before you put it on the second time...its gross and gooey feeling...but it heals it up and takes the redness away after 2 weeks or so of use-age...ive had 5 navel rings all do the same as most of you have described...and my piercer reccomended it and it worked great for me...also worked good on my cartiledge tragus rings and eyebrow...

 

Answer by Eeekers
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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Yeah I'm 14.. I proved to my mom I'm responsible and mature enough to handle having it done. I have had it about a week now, and so far so good. I clean it twice a day, and it hasn't gotten infected. It was a little red, but that goes away soon enough. I am glad I had it done. For the age thing, I think that if you are ready to have it done and are ready to clean it every day, go for it. It didn't hurt too bad, it was kind of like getting a shot, but not as bad because they numb it a little.

 

Answer by llollipoppi
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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hi i have mine done for 5 months and am starting to get a red lump at the bottom, i went for a bath, put antispetic liquid in ther bath removed my bar the whole time i was in the bath and then put it back in when i came out, the lump as reduced loas but is still there, so if anyone has ideas get me at llollipoppi@btopenworld.com

thanx guys:)

 

Answer by sandy
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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i usually do sea salt soak and wash it off with antibacterial soap in the shower right afterwards.  is this neccessary ??  can i just wipe off the exess sea salt water w/ paper towel without rinsing it off?  email me aqualove628@yahoo.com thankss

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 4/17/2004
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Hey,

    I need help on finding ways to prove to my mom i*m responsible enough to have my navel pierced~!~ I really want this done and I need to convince my mom she first said "yes" and now says "no"

                Thanx~!~

 

Answer by Sherri
Submitted on 4/18/2004
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I can't believe some of the things I have read on this chat site.  I'm amazed at how little research many folks have failed to do prior to getting their piercing.  In addition, many have not considered that they possibly have been given bum information from less than credible sources.  If I can offer any advice, it would be the following:
1.  DO YOUR RESEARCH.  If you are not fully committed to taking care of your piercing (which includes the many things you should not do until it is fully healed) - do NOT get it in the first place!  A piercing should only be performed by a professional, so look for the license, certificate, or whatever it is your state requires.  Furthermore, know that there are lots of self-proclaimed experts out there, but do not take any advice unless it can be backed up by a credible source, such as the Association of Professional Piercers.  Their website is www.safepiercing.org.  If you should diregard this one bit of advice, you may be setting yourself up for potentially serious problems.
2.  If you are under 18, listen to your parents.  They really know what's best for you.  They can judge your maturity and responsibility level better than you can.  Keep in mind that having your navel pierced is one of the riskiest types of piercings you can have done.  An infected piercing can lead to peritonitis, an infection of the membrane around your abdominal cavity, which left untreated, can put you in a hospital or worse, kill you.  So listen to your parents.  
3.  Anyone who is NOT using non-iodinized SEA salt soaks at least 2-3 times a day for the full length of the healing process may be also setting themselves up for lengthy healing time.  I believe sea salt soaks (or H2Ocean) are the best things you can do for your piercing.  They remove the lymphatic discharge and stimulate circulation.  I, personally, do a combo of sea salt soaks with warm water (at home) and H2Ocean(when out and about).  The best part about sea salt soaks is you can't over do them - unlike the antibacterial cleansing agents.  If you do use an anti-bacterial agent, use something mild, such as Satin or Provon.  These other cleansing agents I hear some folks are using, such as Hibiclens, Bactine, alcohol, hydrogen peroxide, antibacterial ointments to name some, are just too harsh and will not only inhibit healing, but can cause redness and discomfort.  You should not place any ointments freely into your wound without physician direction.  These ointments can block your wound and prevent oxygen from reaching the depths of your wound.
4.  For heavens sakes, DO NOT sleep on your piercing until it is completely healed.  Any agitation, including high waisted pants, tight clothes, or tummy rolls due to being overweight can cause agitation, redness, and lengthy healing periods.  I suspect this is the problem many folks above have been enduring.  My advice is, if you can't alter your lifestyle to compensate, don't get the piercing.
I HIGHLY recommend anyone interested in getting a piercing of any type, or those whom have gotten a piercing and are having irritation or possible infection, check out the  Association of Professional Piercers website.  They provide the most credible information I have seen from the infinite sources of "experts" out there.
Good luck and stay dedicated.

 

Answer by landy
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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i've heard people saying that in some cases the skin between the top and the bottom barbell will gradually get thinner and thinner, until the point where u can see the metal through the skin, and eventually it will resulted in an unattractive scar.  under what situation would this happen, and, how to prevent this from happening?  if it happen, what is the solution???

 

Answer by Cherrie
Submitted on 4/19/2004
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I have had my naval pierced for three dayz.  Yes it is a little sore but what do you expect when you get anything pierced? I have talked to alot of my friends that have had theirs done for a year or two.  They have told me it is normal and if you take care of it the way you should the pain should be gone by a week or so. If not your obviously doing something wrong!  I have read all the comments and I dont regret getting it done and can't wait to show it off at the beach this summer:)

 

Answer by Donna
Submitted on 4/20/2004
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well i'vehad my navel pierce for about 4 months and it's healing perfect, i haven't had no problems, I also changed my Ring. you girls must be doing something wrong, it was proberly done with a dirty needle or you putting ur dirty hands on it. All you girls need to do is take care of it properly do wat you were told to do with it. pretend it's a new born baby and treat it gentle coz that area will get infected easily. I wish u all good luck. If u have any questions email me at DonnaGoodridge912@msn.com

 

Answer by ......
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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No its not infected. Pus and fluids that are white/yellowish are normal for piercings

 

Answer by wytggirl
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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My daughter, 16 and I, 38, had our navals pierced together two weeks ago.  It is obvious to me that the pain depends on the person.  It did not hurt my daughter at all!  She has very soft skin and the needle went right through.  For me it was different.  The technician said I had "tough" skin.  The needle did not go all the way through on the first push and it took a good shove for it to go through....ouch!  It hurt pretty bad, and then stung for a few seconds after.  However,  I would do it again....I just did not expect pain after watching my daughter!  I am looking at this website to see different methods on cleaning.  My daughter is having some redness and a little discharge.  But, it looks to be the normal healing process.  Mine is perfectly fine.  We use saline solution and dial soap as recommended.  

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 4/21/2004
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I got my naval pierced about 3 weeks ago, and I think it's great! I don't regret it at all. Before I got it done I did research on it, and I ran across this page. I'll admit it this page kinda scared me.
My first question is what is the easiest way to hide your piercing from your parents in the summer time when you wear a bikini? Do retainers help at all? or are they still noticeable?
My seconds Q is Around the top of my piercing it is a little pink and has a yellowish white puss coming out of it. Although it doesn't hurt at all. Also it looks a little dry. Is my piercings starting to get infected or is it just healing?
Please write back ToCute4you88@aol.com
Thanks

 

Answer by sensan1
Submitted on 4/22/2004
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I know what you girls are going thru?  I got a belly button ring about 1 month ago and it still won't heal. 3 days ago it started to hurt when I touch it and not just that its red on the top and bottom hole. I clean it and to be honest I don't know what to do now?

 

Answer by me
Submitted on 4/24/2004
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iodized sea salt and regular sea salt.. does it matter which one to use ????

 

Answer by tina
Submitted on 4/25/2004
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I am going to get mine done in less than 30 days. all i need to know if it hurts? (lol)
please tell me at girlegirl482@aol.com or i am
me at hottdumblonde69 thanks!

 

Answer by AnGeLiNpInK
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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HEY! i just got my naval pieced 3 days ago, i can pretty much say it didnt hurt alot, it hurt for a second when the needle went through my skin, than it was just uncomfortable for the next few minutes. all i gotta say now is that im glad i got it done, i was afraid at first of it hurting, but i just sucked it up and did it! i wash it everyday in the shower with unscented soap, and hold a cup of sea salt and water over it for 15 mins once a day. it still hurts when i sit or accidently touch it, but nothing horrible. i cant wait for it to heal so i can change the ring!

 

Answer by Audrey
Submitted on 4/26/2004
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Hey Tina,
I got mine done 3 days ago. It didn't hurt when they did it or that night, but the next day it was a little sore and it hurt to bend over to far. it doesn't hurt anymore when I bend but if I touch it it does. Anyway good luck!

 

Answer by yolanda
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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i have had my naval done for about two months also. i dont know what is wrong with mine. the bottom hole is fine but the top like many of you have said seems like the skin inside is comming out and there is a big lump insode when i take it out. ive done sea salt soaks nut im tempted to just take it out!!!

 

Answer by annie
Submitted on 4/29/2004
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u don't want to take it out until its completely heal, which varies indiv from 6 months to 12 months.  its just a natural process of healing.

 

Answer by OffTheWall17
Submitted on 5/1/2004
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i'vehad my belly pierced for nearly 5 weeks now and i'mstill debating whether or not to get it repierced.  when i first had it pierced in march, i told the piercer that i wanted my holes far apart just enough so that when i wore the jewelry, there would be no bar showing.  he said my body type was fine for that and went ahead and did it.  Now i find it hard to wear some jewelry because some of the bars on the barbells are slightly shorter than others and thats the difference of fitting or not on me.  i'mforced to wear this same black barbell that i found with a longer than usual bar and im just waitin for my piercing to heal.  i think in time the swelling will go completely away (right now it feels a little swollen and hard where the holes are) so that when its fully healed my skin will just stretch to accommodate the shorter jewelry.  as if that wasn't enough, as soon as i got it pierced i noticed it was a little crooked.  everyone told me it was fine that it just looked crooked to me because its my body but i'mnot completely happy with it.  do u guys think i should take it out let it heal and redo it? this time i would have them pierce it normally without telling them i want it far apart and i would make sure it was perfectly straight before they pierce it.  im just afraid its going to hurt the second time around... lemme know what u guys think.. THANX!

 

Answer by Sammie
Submitted on 5/1/2004
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HEY GIRLS, WHAT STORES CAN YOU BUY SEA SALT AT?? please email me them at qtpiesaugar32@aol.com, thanx!
~sammie

 

Answer by OffTheWall17
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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hey guys i have a question for you. ok so i've heard some people say its not good to put neosporin on the piercing. can anyone back that up by explaining to me why ur not supposed to? i'm only asking becuz some friends of mine got their belly pierced June of last year and they were constantly applying neosporin on theirs and it healed up nice and quick.  i've also been applying neosporin once a day only becuz it makes sense.  neosporin is to help wounds heal faster and to prevent infection not to mention reduce the visibilty of scars. how can that be bad?

 

Answer by 07TAURUS
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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IM 14 AND I WANNA GET MY BELLY PEIRCED BUT I HAVE 3 KELOIDS (SCARS) 1 ON MY KNEE 1 ON MY ELBO AND 1 ON MY CHIN WHICH HAS HEALED SHOULD I GET MY BELLY PEIRCED

 

Answer by Hii
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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What do Keloids have to do with getting your belly button pierced?

 

Answer by Paige
Submitted on 5/2/2004
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I have had my navel pierced for about 11 days and i am 14 years old i had it done at warrior my piercier was Lenny! he was so nice! anyway........ i have had no problems get and i hope to have none in the future! I clean it 3 times a day and use non-scented soap- i noticed it heals better if u don't use poroxcide to get the crusties off. it is normal for them to come back after u clean it because all it is is the discharge that dryed. I also sleep on my stomach but i am trying not to anymore! But my advice is if u want to get to done! the more power 2 u but don't make it a battle between your parents if they say no then that is it don;t worry they will come around well at least mine did. but if u get it done take very very good care of it and think of the good things not infections and all that bad stuff. and remember u put the whole in you're body so it will b with u 4 the rest of your life. o yea and if u have thick skin omg! does it hurt (i should know)!!!!

 

Answer by cat22
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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Hey everyone! I've had my naval pierced for 6 weeks. I'm really shocked reading everyone's comments! I'm really surprised the amount of people that have had their body pierced and don't appear to have been told how to look after it!
My advice would be to visit the place where you plan to have it done before you go to have it done. Ask to look at the area where they will be piercing you. Check it looks clean and sterile. Ask questions about what they use, how they sterilise the bars etc.. basically they should be able to answer all of your questions.
When I went I was given a full form to read with information about after care and precautions.
I was told to clean it twice daily for 2 weeks with saline solution or salt water. If you have contact lenses you can use the solution to clean your piercing.
I also kept it covered for 3-4 days.
I was told it takes one year to fully heal and to wait at least 6 weeks before changing it.
I've had no problems with my piercing as of yet and have changed it once.
I would definitely recommend having your naval pierced but make sure you go to a reputable place and take proper care of it!!!

 

Answer by Paige
Submitted on 5/6/2004
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ok now is it normal for your belly button to like change colors at the top-- like after u clean it it is like super red and like kinda turns alittle purple but really can't see it but can someone please tell me like some really noticable signs of infection! thank u yo e-mail me--- rebelgurl490@aol.com

 

Answer by Question..
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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ok, i had my bellybutton pierced for almost 9 months and it looks healed- there is no redness, no puss, and i can move the jewlerly and whatnot. But, everytime i press down on the whole piercing, it hurts. Is it normal or is something wrong? i kno that i dont sleep on it at night so i dont know why its sore. Someone know why  its sore ???

 

Answer by Kim
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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I just got my Naval pierced on Sat May 1st. I was told not to touch it unless you are cleaning it and as others use Dial antibaterial soap in the shower and was given H2O Ocean. Mine is red near both holes and I have a white discharge which from reading these is I assume fine. I use the H2O stuff like 10 times a day. Is that too much? The white stuff seems to be a crust but I am not sure if I am weting it too much and thats why that white stuff comes off? Does anyone know? Please E-mail me Kasnmaz@aol.com

 

Answer by Crystal
Submitted on 5/7/2004
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I have had my piercing for about 3 months now. It is on the bottom part of my naval btw. Honestly, I did not clean it much at first, until it started to get infected. I asked my piercer and he said to clean it 3 times a day with Dial Soap and Spray some Bactine on it. Well, I have been doing that for 3 weeks now and it is still swollen and red, it was pussing for a while but stopped. Then come to find out I bought scented Dial soap (by accident) and just read that scented is bad! So it's really irritated! I also think it's because of the way I sit, when I sit I got a tiny roll from bad posture, which I am sure irritates it as well. I am going to by the unscented soap and try to sit up straight, and not mess with it at all.

I know there are serious health risks, but what is the main sign that it is real infected? Just the green puss? I am very cautious of my health and don't want anything wrong with me.

Also, I had my top part of my navel done for 5 years, NEVER had one problem with it and I only cleaned it the first month! I guess the location was better, now I have my small tummy roll which irritates it. =P

I would like to know what would happen if I took my piercing out while it's infected. Does it close the infection and stay inside?

 

Answer by Crystal
Submitted on 5/8/2004
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Also, my email is clh1599@yahoo.com, if anyone would like to email me to answer my few questions or give me any tips. Any help would be much appreciate!! Thanks yall! Sorry for the double post! =P

 

Answer by rebel
Submitted on 5/8/2004
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Is it ok to use acholah on your piercing?? and any types of creams?? or can it get infected?? o yea and is it normal for it to be really red and look like really dry??---
rebelgurl490@aol.com

 

Answer by isis
Submitted on 5/13/2004
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This is my second one. The first I had for 3 years and taken out for 4 years. So yes, I'm not a kid by any means 29. I had the ring first  was told to clean it 5 times a day and soak it in epsom salt. It healed 2 months was just perfect. This time I went with the barbell. It's different red around the top wear it sits.Deeper and longer peirceing. I'm still in week one and I'm sure this one will be fine too.I'm cleaning it twice and soaking it for 5 mins in epsom salt.

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 5/17/2004
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Hey its me again!!
I can FINALLY change my belly ring.I took it out myself.Before you change your ring for the first time clean it out. Also clean the ring that u r going to put in peroxide then rinse it off with water to kill the bacteria. Its best to change the ring while you are in the shower because the ring slides in and out better when its wet.It'll sting but its worth it. It works really well if you pinch the skin that the holes are in together then slide the ring in.When you are done CLEAN the hole.

 

Answer by BABY
Submitted on 5/18/2004
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My belly is infected! does anyone know how to clean it.. or any tips that i can do to not make it infected. i need to know what to use and what not to use! thanks so much! bye! Answer back please

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 5/19/2004
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This is for BABY,
DO NOT TAKE OUT THE RING!!!Clean it 2 times a day WASH YOUR HANDS w/antibacterial soap use a shot glass to get it wet pump the soap on it twist the ring let it sit 5mins then rinse it off really good twist the ring and rinse it again make sure all the soap is out.Dont use peroxide or alcohol unless its REALLY bad peroxide and alcohol will eat away at the scar tissue. It helps to read up on it to. remember DONT EVER TOUCH THE RING W/OUT CLEAN HANDS

 

Answer by AsH
Submitted on 5/22/2004
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hey guys! i got my belly button pierced 2 months ago...it hurt only a little but it was over within seconds.  It bothered me in the beginning when i played sports n stuff.  While playing volleyball the top ball of my ring came off.  I was afraid if i changed it it might get infected because its 2 soon or if i didn't change it the barbell would definitely fall out n i didn't want my hole 2 close.  So i rushed 2 the mall n got this cute pink barbell n i changed it.  But it still seems like that those tiny balls can come off so easily...does any1 else have this problem? I have had white discharge and a lot of crust.  Once in a while there is dry blood crust in my belly button.  I get a lot of yellow crust 2.  But now after reading all of your responses, i know that that's normal n that other people have much worse like blisters n stuff.

 

Answer by Crystal
Submitted on 5/23/2004
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Well, I submitted my problem about 2 weeks ago. My piercing has healed so much. All I have now is a small bump underneath the skin.

All I have done is clean it twice a day with Dial (NON-SCENTED) regular antibacterial soap. My piercing was real swollen, sensitive, purple, red and irritated. Which was scaring me. I have been cleaning it for 2 weeks now and this small bump is slowly but surely going away. While it was healing it started to leak a lot of clear/whiteish yellowish puss. It bled a little as well.

I think the bottom of the navel piercing is so cute and different since the top is so common. Like I said before I had no problems with my top piercing whatsoever! My bottom piercing I had many problems with I just think it's the location.

Thanks to these posts, I feel better about it, knowing that these infections are common. It just takes a long time for a piercing to heal I guess. =P

 

Answer by Abby
Submitted on 5/26/2004
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Hey .. i just got my belly button pierced 3 days ago... it hurts badly! like when i move and everything...my boyfriend cant even hug me without it hurting!!!.... my piercer gave me this stuff that is for your ears.. that clear liquid.. i dunno why.. anyways my friend told me to get triple anticeptic ointment and i did... how long will it be this painful for? please help! e-mail me at Sugababe022@aol.com thx!!

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 5/29/2004
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i was really considering piercing my belly soon but after reading all this im not too sure...i mean im already really scared of needles...how long does it hurt for after you get it and has anyone had an experience where it didnt get infected??

 

Answer by Rae
Submitted on 5/30/2004
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i got my belly button pierced just yesturday.. it was recommended to me by washing with anti-bacterial soap turning the ring..than after, using either bacitracin or neosporin.  Its just a little soar, but it looks pretty good. Also getting it pierced wasnt bad at all.. considering my friend tried it before i got it professionally done(not a good idea)  Another good tip- Air, sunshine, and salt water are very good for a new pierce;-)

 

Answer by Mali
Submitted on 5/31/2004
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i got mine pierced 2 days ago and it hurts like hell should it be really red and swollen yet?

 

Answer by candy
Submitted on 6/6/2004
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i got my belly pierced for two months but recently i dont really want it anymore.  can i just take it out and let the holes grow back?  or how else am i supposed to deal with it thanks

 

Answer by girliegirl
Submitted on 6/8/2004
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i got my belly button pierced a month ago by a doctor (plastic surgeon) he told me to clean it twice a day with alcohol and neosporin. the top and bottom holes of it are still red and the bottom has a little bump...is there something else i should b cleaning it with like dial antibacterial soap? and if i am supposed to clean it with the soap, how do i do it...thanks

 

Answer by Crystal
Submitted on 6/9/2004
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This is for Candy:

Go ahead and take your piercing out. As long as it is not infected. If it is still red and sore or pussing, don't take it out. Let it heal completely and then remove it. You don't want to trap an infection inside.

I had taken my top piercing out about 4 months ago and I had it for five years. (Got it when I was 14, before they were so trendy) I just put some neosporin on it so the scar won't be as noticeable. I healed beautifully!

I got the bottom of my navel pierced four months ago, this constantly stayed infected. It was a bad area. Anyways I finally got it to heal and went to a Doctor cause there was still a lump in it and he said that it was just scar tissue and I could remove it. So I did, and I love my belly without the piercing. It's been so long since it has been plain!!!!! Anyways, belly piercing's are wayyyy too trendy and overrated. Ok that's all I gotta say about that. =O)

 

Answer by Mys Chrys
Submitted on 6/12/2004
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This Message is for Crystal Above

Why do you insist on trying to convince us of why or when you got your belly button ring.  Who cares.  Doing something that has been labeled trendy, doesnt mean anything.. Its if you like it and it looks good.  I cant say that this is all that trendy anyways because of the risk of infection or migration.  I got mine pierced about 3 years ago, took it out then got it done again 2 times at an equal amount apart.. Just because i got it, doesnt mean i did because OH MY GOD ITS TRENDY... PLEASE grow up...your 19 for a reason, but you dont have to act like it.. Im 25 and can care less what you think about the latest trends of belly button rings.  

 

Answer by Summer
Submitted on 6/15/2004
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Okay, I don't understand why people keep complaining about their piercing problems when there's 20 other people talking about the exact same symptoms. My piercer told me that its NORMAL to have white, yellow, clear puss, and even blood to be oozing out. It's when you have green puss coming out you have to worry about infection. If there is some green, DON'T REMOVE YOUR PIERCING...as this will cause it to get worse. Keep it in and continue to clean it as usual (maybe clean it more often if u want). I've only had mine done for 3 and 1/2 weeks and so far so good. So as far as all y'all w/ blisters and lumps and everything all I can tell you is to call your piercer or a doctor because those might lead to more severe problems. Also, for everyone who's asking how bad the actual piercing hurts, pain tolerance varies between people. Now I'm a small person myself but the process didn't hurt, it felt like a lot of pressure when he put the clamp on and a bee sting when the needle went through. After wards it was sore though, it still was sore the next day and I had to wear a gauze patch over it the first 2 nights so it wouldn't snag on my blankets. But now it's fine and I have changed it once and taken it out completely to clean it and it's okay. I do recommend getting it done! Good Luck!

 

Answer by sweetheart 101
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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i've had mine pierced for over a month and i've changed the ring a few times already. and everything is fine...i went to a plastic surgeon to get it done and if u just follow what they tell u to do u'll b fine. the doctor told me to clean it with neosporin and alcohol...it's been a month and no probs.as far as pain...i felt absolutly nothing. the doctor numbed myn belly button first, and after it didn't hurt at all. if ur afriad of the clamps hurting by a piercing place, then i suggest getting it done by a doctor

 

Answer by moocows_213@hotmail.com
Submitted on 6/16/2004
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i just got my naval pierced 5 days ago. around my top hole it has a little red ring around it and a little bit of yellow/white stuff comes out of it when im cleaning it. i know that is normal but it isnt crusting at all. is that normal or should it be crusting?? e-mail me. thanx

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 6/21/2004
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After u can change rings do u have to clean the one your putting in everytime? I've been soaking them in peroxide and them rinsing them off in water.But i don't know if it'll tarnish the ring. so what i want to know is if i have to clean it everytime and in what?

 

Answer by Teenah
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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Hey guys.  I have had my belly button pierced for a year and four months and it still has a big red dry crusty bump on the top, but it doesn't hurt.  My piercer told  me to go to Wal-Mart and get this stuff called Bacatracin.  It's probably about $5.00 or something.  All you do is wash your hands, put that all over the piercing and turn your belly ring about eight to ten times completley around.  Then rinse it out in the shower, but don't put anything else on it.  I started it about 5 days ago and it is clearing up already.  Enjoy!

 

Answer by Zyanya
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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this message is for KATE.  if your piercing is still healing, then yes.  everytime you change ur jewelry u must clean it in order to prevent infection.  after its fully healed you don't have to clean it as often.  you can buy a solution at the place where u pierced it.  it should say that it cleans jewelry and that should be fine if you are worried about tarnishing ur jewelry.  hope this helps!

 

Answer by Kate
Submitted on 6/22/2004
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Thanks Zyanya!!!

 

Answer by Vel
Submitted on 6/23/2004
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Where do you get sea salt from? I've seen bathing sea salts but it is scenting oor something and i dont think that is good. can i use regular salt??

 

Answer by Zyanya
Submitted on 6/24/2004
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DO NOT USE REGULAR SALT!  if the sea salt seems to be too strong or giving u some weird effects then try addin more water into the solution.  if not, make ur own with some warm water and some epsom salt.  if that doesn't help then talk to the person who pierced u, they should make some recommendations such as H2Ocean.

 

Answer by Hoz
Submitted on 6/26/2004
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My naval has been pierced around 3-4 weeks. On and off it has been going really red. every time just after i cleaned it or got in a shower. Now it has calmed down and gone a light pink around the top and bottom. It did start to bleed a little bit, is that normal?? Also it is really stiff to move. Do you think I should take it out?? If so, email to hoz1991@hotmail.com. Thank you.

 

Answer by baby girl
Submitted on 6/26/2004
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i suggest you all take care of it good. dont play with it so much cuz your skin will start rubbin off! also CLEAN YOUR HANDS BEFORE TOUCHIN IT. clean it occasionally not too much. i hope it helps

 

Answer by Sasha
Submitted on 6/27/2004
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Hey All. I'm Getting My Belly Button Pierced. I Am A Little Apprehensive About Getting It Done. So I Would Like To Ask A Few Questions To You Guys- - - First Of All, Is It Worth IT?.. Does It Hurt?..Which Gauge Do You Recommend?..Should I Get A Ring Or A Barbell?..Do You Have To Tape It While Playing Sports?- - -Please Answer My Questions! Thanks SO Much! :)

 

Answer by Zyanya
Submitted on 6/28/2004
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this message is for SASHA.  its normal to be a little nervous about gettin ur belly pierced but if you are like super scared of it, think about why you want to get ur belly pierced in the first place.  if its becuz all ur friends are doin it, then you probably shouldn't get it done.  with that aside i'll begin answering your questions.  IS IT WORTH IT?  well it all depends on your definition of worth.  if you usually wear high-cut shirts that show off ur midriff than yes it could be quite fun to show off some jewelry on ur belly, but if you hardly ever show ur stomach and wear clothes that could make having a piercing in such an unusual area very uncomfortable than it is NOT worth it at all.  DOES IT HURT?  umm yes it does.  some say it feels like a quick sting or pinch and others even say they felt like as if they were being punched in the stomach.  the only advice i can give you on this pain issue is to build up ur tolerance.  ask someone to give u a quick pink near ur belly button as hard as they can without REALLY hurting you.  if you can take that then ask them to do it harder until u feel that the pain you've been practicing with is worse than the actual needle.  again RELAX.  when the day comes to get it done, be calm, BREATHE and stay focused on nice happy thoughts.  this REALLY works.  maybe the piercer guy will allow u to bring someone you trust and feel safe with in the room with you so u won't feel so scared.  WHICH GUAGE DO YOU RECOMMEND?  ok most piercers never even ask what guage they just automatically assume you want the standard 14G.  but for you to ask a question like that shows me that you've done at least some research.  i would recommend 14G only becuz if u get it thicker that would be gross and could rip out, and if you get it thinner it might be difficult to find belly jewelry in that guage.  the most common guage found in belly jewelry is 14G.  SHOULD I GET A RING OR A BARBELL?  k when i got mine done i didn't think to ask this question but the guy did mine with a barbell.  two reasons why i DON'T recommend a barbell: one, after you get it pierced there is some swelling and it might be uncomfortable to have the puffy skin stuck between two balls.  two, since its newly pierced the new skin might grow over the balls and they become embedded in ur skin... ok GROSS.  one good thing about the barbell is that when u first get pierced the skin is really sore and sensitive and any lil touch can hurt.  so the barbell won't "bump" into as many things as a ring would.  ok a ring is better when you first get it pierced especially if its one of those that YOU can't take off and only the piercer can.  this way you can avoid the temptation of takin of the jewelry and switchin it with other NON sterilized jewelry during the healing period.  another good thing about the ring is that u never have to worry if the skin between ur holes has enough space.  and when you clean it you can rotate the soap into the piercing and fluch it out with water the same way.  the bad thing about the ring is that it can look pretty ugly, can get caught in things and if you sleep on ur tummy with the ring to one side, it can make ur ring stay at a somewhat permanent angle.  if i had the choice to do it again i would DEFINITELY do it with a ring.  DO YOU HAVE TO TAPE IT WHILE PLAYING SPORTS?  ok maybe not tape but apply a square of guaze over the piercing not too tightly and tape around it.  dependin on the type of sport you will be engaging in, i can't really say whether the risk of injury is great or not.  i got mine pierced during winterguard season (colorguard) and i did suffer some discomfort but mostly because of the costumes and uniforms i was asked to wear.  a lot of them were form-fittin and irritated my piercing very much.  hopefully this answers your questions and if you have anymore please post them and i'll try to answer them ASAP.  

 

Answer by Jordyn
Submitted on 6/30/2004
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I'm going to get my bellybutton pierced. could somebody plz e-mail me and tell me the process like how thick the needle is,how much it hurts,etc. thanx alot im really nervous about his and i want to know if it hurts honestly. also how long about, until you can change the ring and which is best-a ring or barbell?? thanx 4 ur help

strawbery_kiwi_08@hotmail.com
-Jordy :)

 

Answer by BABY GIRL
Submitted on 7/1/2004
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CAN SOMEBODY HELP ME?! MY BELLY IS INFECTED ! ITS BEEN LIKE THIS FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS PURPLE AND REDISH AND ITS LIKE A BIG CIRCLE.. AND THE CIRCLE IS BIGGER THEN A SHOT GLASS.. ITS LIKE A BIG O..I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO.. AND SUMMER IS COMING ! HELP PLEASE !!

 

Answer by kate
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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if its bigger than a shot glass take it out let it heal and get it done agian an d take better care of it ask your doctor. my belly botton was infected to i washed it with antibacteral soap (no fragrance) and did hot compresses i also soaked it in hot salt water. i hope that helps.

 

Answer by BABY GIRL
Submitted on 7/2/2004
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IT ISNT REALLY BIGGER.. BUT IT IS BIGGER.. THANK YOU FOR HELPING.. BUT I USE THOSE FOR ABOUT A WEEK.. AND IT GETS BETTER THEN GETS BACK TO THE SAME.. WHAT DO I DO? AND I AM GOING TO RAGING WATERS SOON.. I NEED HELP ! THANK YOU KATE!

 

Answer by roxy
Submitted on 7/4/2004
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ive had my piercing for about 2months and rite around the hole(on top) theres a small bump, and i do the salt water soaks and clean it 2 to 3 times a day. but it still hasnt gone down. DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT WRONG?

 

Answer by britt
Submitted on 7/5/2004
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that bump is called a bubble. don't freak out, it will be ok. let it try to heal it it's self for a week and if it didn't heal, your going to have to pop it with a stirle needle then squeeze the puss out. Gross i know. if you are out of the cleaner they gave you, get the Band Aid brand infection protection foam stuff, it's the same thing.

 

Answer by dana baybee
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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hey guys !

i resently got my bellie pierced . and its red .. i'm scared .. is it infected .. shold i take it out
please hel .. after reeding all the things on this web site i'm becoming worried
thanks :)

 

Answer by misskenj
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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Hey dana baybee,
   You will be fine! Don't take it out. I've had mine done for about a month now and it's just now starting to go down on the redness. Keep cleaning like all of these other ladies have said and you will be fine! It takes time to heal. At most, it should take 6 months. All of you other ladies, you guys are crazy! My piercer told me that I should not change my piercing before the 6 month period. Did you guys hear something different, or are you just more ballsy than I am?

 

Answer by dawl_bayb
Submitted on 7/8/2004
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I was just writing to let you kn0w that most people are allergic to the nickle alot of the time.. I had alot of the symptoms everyone else has had.. and changed to titanium and the problems imediatly went away. If any one is sick of the crust and puss .. try titanium. Let me kn0w your results.. :)   Goood Luck!!

 

Answer by Crysta'll
Submitted on 7/9/2004
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Look, I just went and talked to a piercer today, I have had mine done for two months and he said it was scar tissue from touching it playing with it or taking it out.... they have a procedure they can give you to make it go away in about a week but you have to go and show them... so go... it is really simple... peace

 

Answer by jo
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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HAY GUYS! pleazz help me out, i was jus wondering how long it would take until your body starts to reject the jewelrey?! my friend said about 3 months but i wasnt sure, and do any of yall know where i can get one of those clear ring things that people cant see it when u put it in?!? thanks guys i appriciate it!!!!!

 

Answer by nique
Submitted on 7/11/2004
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Those of you who say yours is getting infected go to your nearest drugstore and buy a bottle of Bactine it helps clear up the infection.

 

Answer by Paige
Submitted on 7/14/2004
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hey well i have had my navel pierced 4 about 3 months now... and its still not healed i mean the bottom hole is healed but the top it alil red but ever since i have started to just clean it with alcohol i mean i don't use saline water or non-scented soap just alcohal... so anyone that is having trouble with healing i recommend just using  ALCOHOL 4 alil and c what Ur progress is k bye GOOD LUCK!

 

Answer by Monique20
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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I have a ques. I've had my piercing for about 3 or 4 mos now and its still not healed. I clean twice a day. It still scabs over sometimes and every now and then when I clean it I see whitish yellowish pus, is this normal?

 

Answer by Taryn
Submitted on 7/17/2004
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hey everybody. i have had mine pierced for about 4 weeks now. the bottom looks good. but the top still is a little red.sometimes its like a dark red purple color? is that normal...like bruising? because my friend told me that means its healing when it gets darker then it goes away. i still have a whitish-yellow fluid coming out but i know that is normal. so many things have been recomended to me i dont know what to use. i use saline solution and dial antibacterial soap. and people said dont use table salt? why not?  my other friend used it on hers and hers healed up fine. but now that i have heard that im not going to use it anymore. im going to start using spray bactine...quite a few people have recomended it to me.should i try it? please email me wit your answers at XxCuTeYeTcRaZyxX@netscape.net

 

Answer by gurlie
Submitted on 7/20/2004
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hey everyone...im getting my naval pierced and i was wondering if u were allowed to go swimming after u got it done and if so where? like can u go in a lake with fresh water? will if get infected? thanks sumone PLEASE ANSWER bye!!xoxo

 

Answer by Julia
Submitted on 7/20/2004
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Hi i have a question, okay-i got my piercing 15 days ago and just changed it today into a barbell...stupid i know, but it is looking okay, a little pink, and not pussing or anything, it really doesnt hurt unless you like punch the piercing(I ONLY CHANGED IT ABOUT 30 MIN AGO.) i dont know how to clean a barbell though. i clean it in the shower and use bactine alot, if there is anything i need to know about how to clean a barbell or what to use or is it going to get infected-anything, please respond or IM me or email me at Julia583@aol.com. thank you!!!

 

Answer by taryn
Submitted on 7/21/2004
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does anyone know how long u have to wait until u go swimmming?i'vehad mine done for a month its not healed but is it okay to go swimming in a pool?

 

Answer by taryn
Submitted on 7/22/2004
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hey me again!umm. i have had it done for almost 5 wks. now and the bottom is healed like i said b4. but the top tend to get really really red when i clean it but then the redness goes down.there is a bump on the top hole. i dont think it is a blister.because i poked it wit a sterile needle and all hat came out was blood no pus.and it never oozes out anything.the hole it self does but not the bump. could it be a blood blister?i need answers. i clean it wit salt water dial soap(unscented) saline solution and bactine.is that to much?how do i get rid of the bump?if anyone has answer plz plz email me at XxCuTeYeTcRaZyxX@netscape.net thax alot!

 

Answer by julie
Submitted on 8/10/2004
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how can i convince my mom into letting me get my naval peirced. i really want this peircing. answer back

 

Answer by sunshine
Submitted on 8/11/2004
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I've had a piercing for 10 yrs and recently tried removing it, but couldn't.  Now, the little open space is on the inside of me and I think my skin is growing to the metal.  Has anyone had this problem before?  I have a dr appt tomorrow but worried they may do some kind of surgery to remove the little hoop.

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 8/13/2004
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Ok, i have a question about my Naval Peircing.
So when i got it peirced, the man put a ring instead of a bar in it. Well i cleaned it with antibactirial soap for the first two monthes. That was all the peircer told me to use. Now im on my 3rd month and it seems like its getting worse. The hardness behind the ring has been giving me alot of problems when i sleep. So today i changed my ring into a bar. Now my bar goes to the side since its so swollen on the bottom whole. Did i do something wrong? and should i put the ring back in it?
vacantskieshere2@hotmail.com if u can help at all

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 8/13/2004
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Ok, i have a question about my Naval Peircing.
So when i got it peirced, the man put a ring instead of a bar in it. Well i cleaned it with antibactirial soap for the first two monthes. That was all the peircer told me to use. Now im on my 3rd month and it seems like its getting worse. The hardness behind the ring has been giving me alot of problems when i sleep. So today i changed my ring into a bar. Now my bar goes to the side since its so swollen on the bottom whole. Did i do something wrong? and should i put the ring back in it?
vacantskieshere2@hotmail.com if u can help at all

 

Answer by -*-jEnNy-*-
Submitted on 8/15/2004
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i pierced my bellybutton by myself and i took it out and it heald but theres a scar there nothin big or ne thing but i wanna get it done professionally i jes watned to no if i can do that cuz i heard that if u take it out u cant get it done again and i wanna no if it will hurt alot worse are w/e

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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Hey ppl,

i have had my navel pieced for bout 3 months maybe and it was going really gd best outta the m8s i went wiv hu also had it done. But recently it has become really REALLY sore and there iz like a 2cm bit of skin at the top of the diamond bit. My sis says its a growth but i dont even know wat that iz. Also outta the bottom part of my piecing (under the diamond) like sorta jelly red stuff comes out and it look like i have ripped a bit of skin and it comes out form dere. Its real sore but i cant go back to my piecer coz after u have it done u meant to go bac after 2 weeks and my was fine so i didn't bother so she wud just say its my fault!!!! does any1 know wat it cud b and wat to do to help it. E-mail me at:

FitFlirt100@hotmail.com  

plz plz plz i really need help !!!

 

Answer by MadeWoman14
Submitted on 8/18/2004
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Hey all...I have a problem too...and by the looks of it I'm not the only one...but with mine rite under the top hole..there seems to be a red bubble and it is quite large...just a little while ago I cleaned it and a peice  of it came loose and then it started to bleed...if anyone knows how I can get rid of this thing please email me at tammymassia14@hotmail.com i would really appreciate it! thanks all

 

Answer by Angel
Submitted on 8/23/2004
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I got my belly button peirced at "Jess's Fine Line Tattoos" while on vacation in good ol' Pigeon Forge,TN. They were wonderful about easing my fears and told me what to expect with the whole procedure. I was amazed that in reality it DIDN'T hurt a bit! I was given H2Ocean to use and told not to remove the ring for atleast 4-6 Mths, (if there was no discomfort!)I was also told by my peircer to take a Multivitamin, Vitamin C and a Zinc supplement throughout the healing process. (This will help to accelerate the healing and tissue regeneration.)
I had this done 5 Wks ago and have had no problems at all. My holes are "in" like they should be and the peircing seems to be healed.
***Never use Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide, or hand soap because they may damage healthy cells and cause scar tissue. Petroleum jelly is not recommended for after care, as it can collect and promote the growth of bacteria.***
Always follow your peircers advise and directions!

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 8/25/2004
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i'vehad my navel pierced for about two months now and yesturday my friend was trying to change it for my (my piercer said it was okay after two months)we went into my bathroom and she took the barbell out we were trying to get the new one in when all of the sudden i fainted. i was on the ground shaking and i dont remember it. when i woke up my mom came home from work and took me to the hospital. they checked me out and said i was okay that it was probally just from seeing blood. which i usually have no problem with blood and i dont usually faint. when i got home i put the barbell back in and started cleaning it with my usual antibactirial soap and there was some scar tissue hanging out. when i touched the red bubble i almost fainted again. i have nausea whenever i touch it and if im not laying down when i clean it i feel like im going to pass out. my mom wants me to take it out, but i dont want to! the doctor at the hospital said it wasnt infected at all. if anyone know'swhats going on please email me at twistedlovexo101@hotmail.com. i'dreally appreciate it, because i want to keep this piercing but i dont want to pass out everytime i clean it!

 

Answer by lissie
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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hi i got my belly done 3 weeks ago it has red rings around both my holes it has a little of clearish/white stuff that comes out it has a blister look its a little sore is mine infected. Please help !!!!  

 

Answer by ReEfZ wIfEy
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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wats good i got mi belly button pierced 5 days ago n it hurts like wen i b end ova n stuff i jus wanna no how long is it suppose 2 hurt 4 n da piercer tol mi 2 change it n 2 months can i change it b4 wit out gettin a infection hit mi up @  freakiichula1219@Aol.com

 

Answer by meg
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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i have had mine done for like .. 5 and a half WEEKS .. and i changed it a few days ago .. it didnt seem like i changed it too early.. if i had waited the approproate time it would have been this saturday!..it didnt bother me at first but all of a sudden it is really bothering me.. its hurts so bad.. and i dont have the thing coming out of the bottom .. im guessing its infected and i would like to know if an infected bellybutton can be healed and what i can use to do so? thanks!

 

Answer by Shawna
Submitted on 9/1/2004
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Don't go swimming until your piercing is fully healed - bacteria can linger in the water

 

Answer by aqua
Submitted on 9/2/2004
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i have my belly pierced for almost 8 months now and it's healing perfectly fine.  the key is, don't ever try to get rid of that red thing (blister or whatever) around your belly piercing (by poking it scratching it or whatever) or it will only get worse !!  i have an extremely sensitive skin, but all i use is the foam dial soap and sea salt soaks everyday for the first 2 months.  after the first 2 months i just clean it daily with dial soap in the shower.  the redness and the bumps won't go away after like 5 months or so. (at least for me) and i never use bactine or any other solution.  only when it starts to hurt or itch really bad, i was informed to wash it with one drop of hibiclen in the shower.  hibiclen is a very strong substance and i do not suggest to use this on a daily basis becuz it mite ruin ur jewelry if use often.  have any more quesoin feel free to email me at aqualove628@yahoo.com.  good luck guys!!

 

Answer by CC
Submitted on 9/5/2004
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I've always wanted to get my naval pierced and my dad says no because hes scared i'llget it infected. If i do wut r the causes? IS it Deadly? answer back thnx

 

Answer by Prilly
Submitted on 9/6/2004
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Hey all you grls hoo just got it done DO NOT WORRY!!! im 14 n had myne for about 2months and for the first weeks it oozed white stuff, hurt to the touch sometimes really bad and was VERYYYYYY red but its normal!!!!! trust me i just changed myne and it will get better myne is still a lil red but it goes away,some days are better then others! but DONT WORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Whitney
Submitted on 9/10/2004
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Ok, I've had my piercing now for almost 2 months. I don't use the medicated soap, I use plain soap and I haven't had a serious problem. Yeah I had the crust stuff and the discharge stuff. That is NORMAL. And yeah the holes were a little red at first. Now swelling has gone down, NO CRUST, and not really any discharge. Try it, it just might work. When you shower wash your hair and body first, AROUND YOUR NAVAL, rinse, then soap up your entire hands all the way around your wrists and between your fingers. Pull the ring up with your fingers twisting and washing, then do the same with the bottom. Rinse and you should be fine. The thirtieth will be 2 months. My only question is when can I change the ring. I want a new one cause my bar is too small(short) and it doesn't fall right.  Someone wanna help me out here? nwjerseychick62@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Curious
Submitted on 9/11/2004
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I got my naval pierced like 2 weeks ago and there is like this white stuff coming out of both the holes. i clean it like three times a day with dial soap and anti bacterial spray after. every time i go to clean it there is this crusty looking stuff that forms around the bottom hole. is that normal?

 

Answer by Cherry
Submitted on 9/12/2004
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I got my belly button pierced about 3 weeks ago and yesterday puss started coming out..and ti started to hurt again. Is it infected? Please emails only xiixfairydust@aol.com

 

Answer by midnightslumber
Submitted on 9/13/2004
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Girls, no matter what someone says about your peircing NEVER take it out when it if infected. The infection could get locked inside your body when it tries to close up. Then you'd have to go through an even bigger mess. See someone before taking it out.

 

Answer by mandie
Submitted on 9/16/2004
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I'm going to get my belly done on Saturday and I'm nervous only because of what you guys say but i know if i take care of it then it will be fine. but i want to know the process and how badly it hurts and how it was when you got yours (if you got one) thanks 4 all the help ill get back to you and tell you how it went after thanks again, you can email me @ mandier6952003@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Ellz
Submitted on 9/18/2004
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Umm, hey. I had my belly dun 4 10 weeks n i hope i kept it clean enuf but i took it out 2 change it da uva day and felt da bottom hole. To my suprise, i found that there is a lump a bit bigger than the ball u screw on top 2 hold bar in.  I'm really worried as i dnt wanna hav 2 take it out n seem like a chicken!  My mum keeps reashurin me that the off-white discharge is normal and that its prob a scab healing but i dunno! Any suggestions? Pleeeeeeez email me n HELP! catchella@yahoo.co.uk. THANX!

 

Answer by mezza
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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i had mine done a week ago, it hurts and is red around the top and bottom.. but it is only normal. dont over clean or touch it unless you have clean hands. i have a hot bath with clean clear water every day and rotate it in the bath. that helps with the pain and swelling. a bit of whiteish puss comes out now and then but its only normal, your body needs time to get used to it.keep up with the cleaning and try savlon dry anteseptic powder spray. i put that on at night just before bed and wash it off in the morning. it helps to heal the skin. GOOD LUCK!!

 

Answer by Ashley
Submitted on 9/20/2004
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I got my belly botton peirced in July and today i decided to take the ring out and clean it.. but when i tryed to put it back in.. it wouldnt go because this purple thing was in the way.. so i soaked my belly botton with sea salt.. then i put the ring back in by pushing it. then i soaked it again.. but its still bleeding and has this big purple thing around it..if you know whats going on or what i should do.. please email me.. ashley0890@yahoo.com.. thanks alot!

 

Answer by sup
Submitted on 9/25/2004
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i just got my piercing done about 2 months ago, and i'm thinking about taking it out because i've been hearing so many stories about scarring and the hole stretching during pregnancy.  i'm planning to get pregnant next year and wanted to know if the hole will heal and not be scarred if i take it out soon.  please email me at curleylocks@hotmail.com

 

Answer by danielle
Submitted on 9/30/2004
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well i got my navel done last summer it seemed fine for the first day then it went red and saw i went back to the place i got it done they give me nail cleaning gell instead it stared to go green and yellow around the top and bottom and has made a scar

 

Answer by Chevy Chik
Submitted on 10/4/2004
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I have had my navel(top and bottom) done now for about 8 months! I had absolutely no problems with it healing! But about a month ago i got this blister looking thing on the bottom hole of my top navel piercing. I don't know what it is I am going to get t checked out this weekend 10/9/04 and I hope someone can tell me something! It hurts and now the top has a red ring around it I clean it regular. What is Sea Salt someone help me out please? E-mail or instant message me at  sweetchevychik07@aol.com

 

Answer by quarkstar
Submitted on 10/6/2004
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I have had a navel piercing for nearly 16 years, and the best advice I have for you all is this: LTHA (Leave the hell alone).  Ever noticed, how if you ever get a cut or a minor burn your body heals itself??? Enough said.  It doesnt need any interference from ourselves to heal.

 

Answer by cda
Submitted on 10/10/2004
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I got my belly pierced like 3days ago, and I have no idea how to take care of my belly, how to wash it and stuff...and what kind of salt do I have to use to wash my belly? PLEASE!!! E-mail me!! lil_c318@hotmail.com

 

Answer by katieidid101
Submitted on 10/20/2004
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i have had my belly button ring for about 3 months and it has grown a growth type thing at the bottom hole what is it????

 

Answer by juliet
Submitted on 10/23/2004
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hey im getting my belly done on Monday and im kind of scared, not because it will hurt, but of all the infections and complications that might happen also im kind of THICK but i don't care of wat ppl think b/cuz i think its really cute, that y i want to get it, do u have and advice!!im so nervous and scared!!!!1

 

Answer by Meg
Submitted on 10/26/2004
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It may be a blister but When I got my Naval done he said he'd rather me clean it with H20cean purified salt water spray he gave me.Its best not to use soap because u may not get all of it out of your naval and get it infected.

 

Answer by Eleanor
Submitted on 11/8/2004
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I have been reading the majority of your complaints about it being infected and I was told that its not unlikely to get infected, but its not really that hard to heal back up either 3 out of 4 of my friends said that their belly button piercings got infected atleast once in the healing process and they have had them done for a couple of years atleast.

 

Answer by chel'c'
Submitted on 11/9/2004
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im scared i will get an infection   but i really want my bb pierced wut do i do?

 

Answer by boob12
Submitted on 11/10/2004
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Taryn I have mine done and I wouldn't recommend swimming for another 4 6 weeks or so especially if it isn't healed ... Hope it works out!

 

Answer by dee
Submitted on 11/16/2004
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you can go swimming after 1 month, it takes about 4 months to a year for it to heal.

 

Answer by Jamie Lee
Submitted on 11/17/2004
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For those out there who need some help.  I'm here to answer your questions...not a newbie...I do body piercing.

*A whitish to yellowish discharge everyday is NORMAL.   It's only sweat and dead white blood cells. If the discharge is yellowish and SMELLS really bad...then you have a problem.

*In order to ward off or rid yourself of a current infection of your naval ring...DON'T TOUCH IT WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS FIRST!! Crush up a single tablet of aspirin, mix with water to make a paste, and apply it to the pierced area. (For use only on naval). This won't cure it everytime and this is not a remedy for you neglecting your piercing.

*NEVER CLEAN A BARBELL USING HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, ALCOHOL, OR BLEACH.  USE SOAP AND WARM WATER ONLY. Peroxide promotes the reproduction of skin cells and will cause the piercing to migrate.  Alcohol is too strong and will irritate it. Bleach...no...please don't do it.  Soap and warm water, washing the area and the ring 2 times a day is fine.

*Do not apply Neosporin or vaseline to the hole. Will cause migration.

*Avoid entry of spit and other body fluids. I am also an EMT and I will tell you, not to scare you, but truthfully, if you get an infection from spit in the hole...if not treated properly, can actually cause death. Rare and improbable, but possible. There is a wide array of bacteria in the human mouth. Imagine what you are letting into that wound on your stomach.

*Bumps found on the top or bottom of the hole are normal. Unless you work in a hospital, there is No STERILE needle. Do NOT poke at a bump with a needle. Baking a boiling needles don't do a thing. Autoclaves use pressure and intense heat in a sequence that only an autoclave itself can perform. Those bumps are excess skin that is still inside the hole. A hypodermic needle does not remove a chunk of skin, but makes a hole and makes it large. All the skin that used to be in place of where that ring is has no place to go. So, It grows out of the puncture entry and exit.

*It is okay, with both tattoos and body piercings, to go in a pool after 30 days has passed. If it is infected, I don't recommend you do that, though.

*Dark coloring surrounding the entry or exit holes is just a normal reaction. It doesn't happen to everyone, but it happens. Do not mess with it. It's just blood drying under the skin. Something like a bruise.

*Sea salt water will prevent pus crystal formation. It IS safe to use, just not all the time. Do it about once a week to fight an infection.

*Metal does NOT affect whether or not you get discharge. If you don't get it, fine, but it si normal to get.

*Do not change your jewelry often when you first get it done.

*Redness is normal. Simple.

*Rejection, if it is going to happen, will occur within a week. Two at the max. Neosporin will increase this chance greatly.

*LADIES AND GENTS: IF THERE ARE ANY MORE QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT  syndicate_type_r@yahoo.com
I WILL RESPOND TO YOUR EMAIL AS SOON AS I GET IT. - JAMIE

*PUBLISHER IS NOT REPONSIBLE FOR ANYONE MISUSING THE INFORMATION STATED ABOVE*

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 11/20/2004
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i got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and lately this gooey stuff comes out of it whenever i squeeze it and there is this HUGE hard knot in side of my stomach next to the ring and it has moved from the right side to the middle now it at the leff.....will someone tell me whats up with my stomach please!

 

Answer by K-say
Submitted on 12/4/2004
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Hey!
    I've read all of these responses and I still want my belly button pierced. The only prob is my mom won't let me get it pierced. How can I get her to let me get it done? How do I prove I'm responsible enough?
PLLLLZZZZZZZZ  HELP ME

 

Answer by Naval Nickie
Submitted on 12/7/2004
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Mine, have swollen up somewhat, might have been using the wrong type of jewelry...

http://www.freewebs.com/thepiercing/index.htm

 

Answer by Joanne
Submitted on 12/9/2004
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Hey Guys,
I got mine done about a month ago, I went to the best of the best in Toronto, Canada. New Tribe. They told me to rinse for 5 minutes, twice a day with sea salt water, and to immediately clean it with tea trea soap. It seems to be healing alright, theres a bit of puss, and its abit red, but other than that it seems to be doing pretty good. Tea Tree Soap Rocks! (and smells good!)

 

Answer by jazmin
Submitted on 12/10/2004
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i'm getting my belly button pierced really soon and i just wanted to know if its smarter to get a bar or a ring pierced the first time. if you have any answers email me at jazzy561@adelphia.com thanks!

 

Answer by twitch
Submitted on 12/15/2004
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my piercing (ive had it for almost 2 months is reaaallllyyy swollen.  it doesnt ozze any more but the swelling worrys me.

 

Answer by ~!*Stephanie*!~
Submitted on 12/16/2004
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Hey! I gotta question...i got my belly button pierced about 3 weeks ago, and the piercer said to clean it twice a day with warm water and sea salt.. she said everything should be fine and if for sum reason it got infected DONT TAKE IT OUT... so i'vebeen doing that and i haven't been picking at it but now its REALLY sore.. its red on both top and bottom and theres puss commin out of it... theres a bit of blood sumtimes and its so swollen it almost looks like the 2 ends of the bar bell are sinking in my stomach :S...its really sore even just to sit down.. i wus wonder'nif anyone had this or knows what to do about it to make it better! If u got ne answers u could post them or even better email me at kitty_cats_rock63@hotmail.com... Thanks =)

 

Answer by Heather
Submitted on 12/20/2004
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Hey everyone... well i got my belly button pierced the at the beinginng of December and every time i do a see salt soak afterwards there is crust all around it. Well my mom got hers done and she put neosporian on it and hers heeled right ^ and ever sense i put it on there it has not been red or anything
if u need my help just contact me @ sk8ordie2009@earthlink.net

 

Answer by Alayna
Submitted on 12/22/2004
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Hey,
  I had mine in for 7 months now and it is doing fine. If you want to get it done, get it done professionally and take care of it. If you think it is infected PLEASE go to the person who pierced you.

 

Answer by caza
Submitted on 12/28/2004
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i had have my belly done don e done 4 5years and mine is fine so it serves u lot right and i only cleaned mine 4 2 weeks xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Answer by blondebeauti
Submitted on 12/31/2004
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hey grls!!!...well i'm 14 and i got my belly-button pierced about 6 monthes ago...they put a ring in and i wanted a bar bell so i changed it like 3 days later...yea crazy huh...but it didn't get infected at all so its all good, but my advice to all you girls is keep it really clean and use the stuff they give you and if thats not working try contact solution (salene solution) works really good...but other than that differant people heal differantly...like i changed mine 3 days later i don't advise that unless you feel comfortable doing so because most people it takes weeks or monthes before you should change it...well good luck

 

Answer by Leah
Submitted on 1/2/2005
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I have had my piercing for about 2 months and I love it! It seems like it's rejecting, like being pushed out of the skin, because it looks like it's out further than when I got it pierced. It has never been infected. It's still kind of sore, and looks to be healing right. I use H2Ocean, which is great stuff! What are the signs of a rejection? I get paranoid on a lot of things and this is one of them. I know it's supposed to kind of move and get in it's proper position, but how do you know if it's moving out too much? Thanks a lot!

 

Answer by shell
Submitted on 1/3/2005
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k, ive had my top belly button ring for about 4 or 5 years and that healed perfect, no problems.  about 5 months ago i got the bottom of my belly button pierced.  i was anal about it and every thing seemed normal untill i started to slack a little.  i started up with the cleaning and sea salt again for a while and then got lazy again.  now i just woke up and it hurts and it red and swolen.  i just did a sea salt compress and it didnt help.  usually that instantly improves it.  i dont know what to do, im gonna try to start from the begining with cleaning it with dial two times a day, sea salt and vitamin c drops.  the good thing--- no green discharge.  just to tell you guys, from everything ive read, your not supposed to take it out if its infected.  that will just trap the infection inside of you.  but do what you will, no way im taking mine out, especially if its infected...itll make things 10 times worse.  

 

Answer by bubbles
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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I got mine done a year and a half ago and it looked like it was infected it still does. it is normal. when you get it piercied it is normal for it to migrate a little.(move down) because your body is not used to the jewlery. so this may be perment but nothing serious. when it gets infected it goes all red bubbly and hurts like hell. if it gets to that go back to the piercier and see whats up. and you have to wait like a month to go swimming.my belly has never gone darker on the top or bottom so yes it is part of tge healing because im so in to piercings i resach them to make sure nothing is serious

 

Answer by Bizzy
Submitted on 1/6/2005
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I got mine done less than a month ago, and I have cleaned it with Ear Piercing Solution, Bacitracin, Triple Antibiotic Ointments, Neosporin, but nothing has worked for me. I have what looks like hypertrophic scarring, which it looks infected, and is really red around the top part and is kind of pushed out. It's not infected because it's only oozing a whitish liquid, and I have the normal crust, and I've started to use Extra Virgin Olive Oil to clean it and soaked it in epsom salts with half a cup of warm purified water, and it's already looking better. I've also heard tea tree oil works, but I haven't been able to find any, but this seems like it's working for me.

 

Answer by mouse
Submitted on 1/11/2005
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i have had mine done since november and my goes all gooey when i wake up but once i have cleaned it its fine i have a bump on the top of mine but its just a sist nothing to worry about x x x

 

Answer by Superchick449
Submitted on 1/13/2005
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I just did mine myself and would like to know the best way of cleaning it and I hear 6 months is what I'll have to wait to replace it with something cool.

 

Answer by PiggyTails
Submitted on 1/14/2005
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My daughter took 4wks to heal fully suggest not to change out for 6wks problems with belly peircing is dont have it down w/a clamp (gets way to deep) do not do it laying down (naval is stretched this way) should b sloched w/out a clamp also SEASALT yuck!!!! Benkalkonium Chlorine 2x a day is wonderful to much cleanin can make matters worse as well. Ask ?s make sure sterile inviroment and needles are not used should be fresh needle per customer. :)

 

Answer by Krystal
Submitted on 1/18/2005
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I have had my naval peirced for about a year now, I am very worried and I am thinking about just taking it out. It does not look bad at all, it looks very normal, however everyday this light green discharge comes out of the hole and the bottom of my ring crust over. At first I thought mine was the only one that did that, but after reading everyones testomonies, I think different. I am not complaining or anything, I just want someone to respond to me and let me know how I can take care of this, my email is: kteter1@msn.com ... Please give me your opinion...

 

Answer by S-Dizzle
Submitted on 1/19/2005
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I think you all should ask your piercers the questions you are asking people over the Internet and i have had my piercing for 3 days and its fine...doesn't hurt at all and i don't touch it unless i amrotating it to clean it in the shower with antibacterial soap and thats about it oh yea i clean it twice a day. So any of u girls thinking about it YOU SHOULD GO FOR IT! Its really cool =)(and i would know cause i am sooo scared of needles..and it didn't hurt me so you'll be fine)

 

Answer by Danee'
Submitted on 1/20/2005
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Mine is doing the same thing,but unlike the rest of yours, my skin that seems to be coming out in my belly button underneath the piercing has been opened. It was doing fine until it got stuck by accident and opened up. Now there is a bubbling like thing going on with my skin around my belly button....Whats up with that? Any ideas? I've tried everything.

 

Answer by heather
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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i got mine periced in october and i just found out that im 2 months pregnant when should i take it out? spyrogirl04@yahoo.com please i need help

 

Answer by Cassie
Submitted on 1/21/2005
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hey!  i'm17 and i got my belly button pierced January 8th.  so far i haven't had any problems with it. no pussing what so ever (although i'veheard that even that is normal in healing).  it's red around the opening, but i just had a needle shoved through it so i'mnot expecting it to be all dandy for quite a while.  it doesn't itch, and it almost feels like it's healed already (although i SERIOUSLY doubt it is lol)!!  i'vebeen using Bactine (the spray kind) religiously since i got it pierced.  however, i'vebeen starting to slack on the cleaning thing, but after reading this i think i'mgonna pick it back up lol.  my thing is that i can't remember what my piercer said about anything regarding my piercing (i have literally NO pain tolerance so i was concentrating more on staying conscious lol).  my question is: i know that every answer is gonna be different b/c every body is different, so i'mnot gonna ask how long it'll take to heal, but how long do you think until it's changeable?  thanks yall!

 

Answer by Bikini-BaBe
Submitted on 1/22/2005
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I have mine dun iv had it for about 3 months and thers is a little puss coming out and i have a lump by the bottom whole .. it looks so odd .. i dunno wat to do plz help

 

Answer by Frances
Submitted on 1/23/2005
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I had my naval pierced a week ago, the person told me to use warm sea salt or "TDC". I use TDC and my belly is totally perfect. It was really worth it.

 

Answer by fluffy
Submitted on 1/26/2005
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hey I'm going to get my belly pierced on the 29th of jan but i have diabeties and would like to know if that can affect you getting it done. can sumone email me on fluffyfaye@hotmail.com to tell me

 

Answer by Tabbie
Submitted on 1/28/2005
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I had my belly button pierced for about 3-4 years. Then i started getting fever after fever, and i had to have surgery because my piercing was swollen and was horrible, it would NOT stop bleeding.

 

Answer by bubbabutton
Submitted on 1/30/2005
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hey yall......did anybody hace GOOD luck with piercings? im 13 and im gettin mine done 2 marrow.....im so afraid-especially after all ur guys stories!!! plz email me-princessbubba713@yahoo.com......my sn is PVprincess713
thanks!

 

Answer by Christina
Submitted on 1/31/2005
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hey y'all,
i got my belly button pierced about 4 months ago and i have this like pinkish-scar looking thing on the top hole and i have been cleaning it with saline solution and neosporin after i get out of the shower and it hasn't gone away. im worried that it will stay this way. please email me an answer or just post it on here!! thank u so much!! christina61289@sbcglobal.net

 

Answer by brittany
Submitted on 2/4/2005
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okay, i got my belly button pierced about 4 months ago and the hole around the top of my belly button was like melting away, it was a huge hole and the whole top ball was inside my stomach, when i would push the bottom for the ball to come out lots of yellowish clear liquid would come out and it was very painful and the hole was migrating and the skin was melting away..
anyways i have lots more information about this now, it took it out on christmas day so it was like a month ago.. if you have the same think happening e-mail me cause i have lots of information
britt384@hotmail.com
i hope this helps

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 2/7/2005
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HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO GET YOUR BELLYBUTTON PIERCED? IM 15 AND NO PLACE WILL LET ME GET IT DONE!

 

Answer by ashley7272
Submitted on 2/9/2005
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ive had my belly button pierced for almost a year now and recently it got pretty infected it started out with this weird bubble like inside my belly button but i got that to heal, but now its been really red and the skin is liek shrinking im afraid if i keep it in much longer it might rip but i dont wanna take it out just to get it repierced and pay more money for it,what should i do? does anyone know anything about good treatment for infection

 

Answer by Crissy
Submitted on 2/10/2005
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I have had my bellybuttiob done for over a year and i have had most og thes problums and what i know you all should do it out cream on it and  salt it works and if u have something like a bump pop it and let it ozze and then put proixiced on it thanks for listen good luck

 

Answer by Amber
Submitted on 2/11/2005
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for the swimming questions .. its only really ok to go swimming in clorine water, atleast thats what i was told :)

 

Answer by Cereal
Submitted on 2/15/2005
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if i take out my bellybutton ring and ive had it pierced for about  10 months, will it close up if i take it out for 2 days

 

Answer by scotsgal
Submitted on 2/25/2005
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hey i got ma belly button pierced 7 weeks ago and it is fine....i only clean it with saline solution 4 times a day...yeah i still get a crust but it is all cool :P if u need for info try the comedian website. xxxxx luv ya all xxxxxx

 

Answer by mommy of 2
Submitted on 2/28/2005
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I had my belly done for new years.  Thought it would be cute befor my 30th birthday.  I thought it was healed it was 6-8 weeks after.  My 9  month old kicked my piercing and now I have the blister thing on top my husband said it looks like my part of  my insides are trying to come out of the little hole.  Im doing sea salt sokes at night after I put my kids to bed.  I just want it to get better any advice.  I've had some white fluid and blood come out no green stuff but I think the area is swolen and hurts.

 

Answer by laster05
Submitted on 3/14/2005
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if your piercing is infected don't take the ring out. It takes a while for it to heal. don't use alcohol or neosporin. bactine and sea salt.

 

Answer by me xx
Submitted on 3/17/2005
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hey,
does anyone have their navel and eye brow done, if so which one hurt more.. i would kinda think the eye brow but i'm just a little curious.. the navel hurt.. the needle went through really slow and i realized it's more or less your piercer.

 

Answer by Allison
Submitted on 3/19/2005
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Hey everyone...this response is a little late but maybe people will read it with new questions...I got my navel pierced almost a month ago. The white thing that you all say looks like your belly button coming out is normal. It is an internal scab that just means it is healing. A normal navel piercing takes anywhere from 4 months to a year to heal so don't worry if it seems like it is taking forever! The best thing to use to clean it is Dial soap, but make sure it is unscented...it needs to be plain old soap. Clean it twice a day, make sure to move the bar/ring when you clean it. Crusting is normal, it is your bodies way of healing a wound with a "foreign" object in it. Make sure to stay out of pools, hot tubs, basically any time of water that other people get into as your piercing has a direct path into your blood stream while it heals. You need to wait at least 4 months to go into a pool or anything. My boyfriend does piercings so I have learned all that is involved with piercings. Just remember to clean it and you should be fine. Just don't touch it, or let anyone else touch it. Only touch it when you are cleaning it and make sure to clean your hands before cleaning the piercing. Hope this helps all of you!

 

Answer by Rebecca
Submitted on 3/20/2005
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Hey i'm 14 and i got my belly pierced 4 days ago. It's kind of red around the top hole and some what hurts when i move it. What if it's infected? What should i do? My 'rents don't know about my piercing. please write back to me at babyoski1@yahoo.com  Thanks! :)

 

Answer by Pebbles102202
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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I got my belly button pierced with a ring and i would like to change my piercing now,  but i cant get the ring apart.  how do i do that?

 

Answer by Jacky
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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i'vehad my belly button pierced for about a week now, and the top hole is still red and a it crusty (it was pierced with a barbell) and i noticed the skin around my bellybutton is paler than the rest of my stomach. is it infected??

 

Answer by izzy
Submitted on 3/22/2005
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hey girls!! i got my belly peirced about 4 months ago and it was looking great.. i was so happy, it healed fast and everything but then it got red and has gradually formed a red ball at the bottem hole.. i see that alot of girls have the same issue so i am hoping that it is normal :( but when my aunt took a look at it she says it seems to be a keloid or hyper-granulation. im really scared because that is NOT currable and right now my naval isnt the most beautiful thing in the world.. if anyone has any suggestions PLEASE help!! :(
write to me at lilskittlex3@yahoo.com

 

Answer by dana
Submitted on 3/24/2005
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how much would it hert to do it yourself?

 

Answer by carmilla
Submitted on 3/25/2005
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i have a lump at the top of my piercing. Ive had it pierced since October. It hurts from time to time but not everyday. Does any one know what this could be?

 

Answer by nicole
Submitted on 4/1/2005
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mine doin somin like that but it looks like the skin is druping down. It looks like a big bubble. HELP i wana keep it if my mom found out she would say take it out and i done wana so PLZZ HELP!!!!


spoiled_brat451@hotmail.com

 

Answer by EEMIA
Submitted on 4/2/2005
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I got my belly pierced years ago.  I never had problems with it ever.  i got pregnent and when i was about 7 months along i took it out so it wouldn't tear. Now 3 years later i was looking at it and pushed on it and white stuff came out of it.  it was a little thick and it smelled a little.  i pushed until there was no more.  i thought i would try so i grabbed my old barbell and tried to slide it through and it went right in, like it never closed up.  why would that be?  i haven't had it in for a little over 3 years??? could someone let me know? you can e mail me at sweeteemia@verizon.net.  thanks!!!

 

Answer by Leah
Submitted on 4/3/2005
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Hey omm I really want to get my belly button pierced but like some of us have sturborn parents :( If you have any ideas on how to convince your parents its alright please contact me. My parents are very stuborn 0_o... leahp902@hotmail.com thankies. :D

 

Answer by lindseygirl
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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hey everyone i just got this off of a site..my navel has been pierced for 1 yr and 4 months and im still having probs with it..there are so many infections so i found this
DONT CLEAN UR NAVEL WITH ALCOHOL,HYDROGEN PEROXIDE, OR BETADINE ALL THIS DOES IS DRY OUT YOUR TISSUE. use a hot compress and sea salt. dont wear belts that cause uneasyness on your belly pierceing..if you have any questions or would like to comment on ths please feel free to email me yours_2_have2002@yahoo.com
love to hear from you

 

Answer by It's Meee
Submitted on 4/5/2005
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Hey.. For all the girls with belly button rings. I just wanted to let you know i have had mine for 4 years now, and for the first 3 years mine had the red bumps/bubbles on both the top and bottom. i tried everything all the different medications you could think of. Then i put a gold barbell in. It healed up in no time. once it was fully healed i was able to wear any type of jewellery in it. hope i was able to help you guys out. lots of love.. byes :)

 

Answer by imurfantasy
Submitted on 4/6/2005
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hey I've had my naval done for about a mo nth now and i still have white discharge come from da top but not that much and the bottom looks fine it ain't red or anything. i dunno what to tell u. i use liquid bactine on mine every nite and mornin and just wash it once when i take a shower. i do not do sea salt soaks anymore. the liquid spray bactine really helps i think u should try it.

 

Answer by jennydutty
Submitted on 4/10/2005
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i had my belly done about 6 week ago but it still hurts a bit wen i catch it on sumat or sum 1 hits me really hard in the belly. in the after noon is has dry skin around the top and bottom holes and some times it has a lil scab around the top hole and when i clean it some yellowy discharge comes out.is my belly infected because it is worring me

 

Answer by Priscila
Submitted on 4/10/2005
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monique 20 the yellowish thing is perfetly normal    go to http://www.ecsd.com/~casey/care.html you can probly find something usful if you cant go to google and look for piercing care
that goes out to most of you

 

Answer by rachel
Submitted on 4/11/2005
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hey i got my belly button pierced a couple months ago, it has some white ish stuff and the normal crust..i was wondering is it safe to disinfect it with saline solution, like the kind you use for your contacts? thats all i have here besides the dial soap and i was just wondering if its safe, or effective at all, well thanks guys, byeee
~you've all been such a great help btw thanks

 

Answer by Stephanie Jimenez
Submitted on 4/18/2005
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My piercing was doing the same thing, it had like a ball of skin popping out where the metal was of my piercing and it wouldn't heal. The sea salt and constant watering only dries it out, so don't do that. Use Neosporin and I swear it'll heal within a week. It needs to be lubricated , not dried out with water. It looks perfect now, so i got it pierced again at the bottom. And the first one took like a year to heal, too.

 

Answer by Valerie
Submitted on 4/19/2005
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hey you all r freeks

 

Answer by Whit Whit
Submitted on 4/25/2005
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Dang I'm still getting mine done! Holla

 

Answer by Mordant Sarcasm
Submitted on 4/26/2005
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~A [slightly biased] View on Navel Piercings~
     -Are They Worth It?-*

you people must have nothing in that skull of yours... I mean, not to be mean or anything... but if y'all expected your bellybutton piercing to heal up all nice and clean.... y'all are airheads...
but that's okay, now that you have this (probably beautiful) piercing I'm not going to say you should take it out but I will say, if this is your FIRST piercing, ABORT MISSION!!
... think of it this way.  .  .
ANYTHING you HAVE to CONSTANTLY pick CRAP out of is NOT a hygienic or ideal place to INFLICT a wound and purposely keep it OPEN with a piece of jewelry until it 'heals' (i mean COME ON! the place is a BREEDING GROUND for infectious BACTERIA) and I think the person who doesn't expect to get infected and have to deal with it for a few years 1- has not done their homework and 2- because of statement one, SHOULDN'T have gotten it in the FIRST PLACE. These are HIGH MAINTENANCE piercings and shouldn't be chosen by INEXPERIENCED  mod-ers
come on people, don't get your navel pierced because your friend Betty did or because it's 'cool.' use your heads,  and at least do the research before you inflict such responsibility as a piercing upon yourself.

...I hope my venomous response was indeed helpful.

*{I don't mean to offend anyone and truly wish to be helpful, if you don't like my views, don't read them}

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 5/1/2005
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Wow, after reading what all of you had to say I feel a lot better. Before reading this I was about to take out my piercing and let it close up.

I had my belly button pierced about 8 weeks ago. At the bottom hole there's red/pinkish stuff coming out that kinda looks like it might be my stomach. Its been like this for about 2-3 weeks now and as soon as i start to think its healing it ends up getting worse than it ever was before.

I read where someone wrote to put aloe Vera on it and, since thats the only think you guys have suggested that I have right now, I decided to go grab some and put it on. I've had it on for about 15 minutes now and it ALREADY looks better.  

I really do hope my piercing gets better. I like it so much, and I'd be so angry if I end up taking it out and waisting all that money I've spent on it.

 

Answer by Magdalena7878
Submitted on 5/2/2005
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Hey guys,I came across this by accident.However,I have had my belly peirced for about 5 years now it is fine.It did take a long time to heal about a year 1/2.I am a fast healer.I've had my nose,lip,eyebrow,and my most recent 1 1/2yrs.my boobs.Anyway,It does take quite some time,it's no overnight process.Rember do not to touch it!Try not to wear pants that will rub it the wrong way.I found it works best it you use Sea salt 2 to 3 times a day!Yes it's alot, but worth it.rember to wash you're hands prior to use.Hey,it you want it to look good you have to take care of it.Also,use a warm/hot washcloth.It helps to expoliate or get the goo out.Happy healing  :)
          Magdalena7878

 

Answer by iTzAPpleZzz
Submitted on 5/3/2005
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I just want to know if I can change my piercing in 6 weeks like Amanda said below or do i really have to wait 6 months! because I dont like my ring. It looks whitish/ redish around the piercing, but when i clean it, it goes back to normal. I am not really worried about that soo much anymore because everyone says that is normal, but i want to know how soon can u change the jewlery??

 

Answer by shawdy
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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ok well this isn't an answer but i will admit that I'm blond and i couldn't figure out how to do the question thing so ok I'm very freaked out about getting my belly button pierced b/c i don't deal w/pain at all but i want it done b/c its so cute so is there anything i could put on it so i wont it fell as much?

 

Answer by shawdy
Submitted on 5/4/2005
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oops! i might need to say my sn is dixieSTANGangel! that could be helpful!

 

Answer by Bailey
Submitted on 5/5/2005
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umm ive had my belly button pierced now for 2 months and i think i have keloids..  i have one on the top and the bottom of my piercing.. and its bleeding and its got discharge.. sometimes just whitish..  or creamy.. and others its sometimes like greenish.. i poped a blister sorta looking thing the other week and now this has developed.. i've been using slat water and saline since i got it done.. and it was totally fine for 3 weeks... like didint hurt at all and it looked like it was healed.. and ya.. now its like rejecting it and i dunno what to do.. friends have told me to use that hydrogen peroxide stuff and so i tried it and my piercing stopped hurting for a bit.. but now its oozing and hurts.. and i have really red bumps.. can anyone help me out?

 

Answer by Jaymes
Submitted on 5/8/2005
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OMG!! This is pathetic!! Why don't you all go back to your piercer to sort it out and if they are no good find another piercer that will help you!!

 

Answer by angela
Submitted on 5/10/2005
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My nasvel piercoing recently ripped.  it is not infected and i am in no pain, but i dont want it to close up...just te outside of it to go back together..i currently have a barbell w tape over it. i didnt catch it on anything, i was wearing dangly belly button rings that were too hewvy for my hole.  PLEASE HELP!!!

 

Answer by aaryn*
Submitted on 5/12/2005
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hey girls! i've been considering a belly button piercing for awhile. One of my really good friends got hers done and it looks great! and since then..i've wanted one.I've talked to my parents about it and my mom was mostly all for it but i just have to pay for it myself:( but..my dad on the other hand is totally against it..he says he doesnt want a little hooker for a daughter!! my opinon is that if u get a belly button piercing DOESNT mean u are a slut!! studid dads. but i was just wondering how much it hurt and how much does it puss?? i am also a very active and i was wondering if u have to cover it up before i work out/swim? plz e-mail me at jansen_004@hotmail.com thanks!

 

Answer by owl
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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i have had my peircing for 23 years and it is still green. i do not know what i should do or if i should go buy some fish or sushu or something of thqat ature. should i put some lotion on? should i put some vaseline? should i put some tooth paste? should i put some hair gel? should i put some powder? should i put on some baby oil? please notify me on kjb308 for any details.

 

Answer by *~supagurl~*
Submitted on 5/17/2005
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i have had my belly piercing for two months it is infected it has not gotten worse or better i was wondering since i can not wear anything but gold in my ears would it be the same for my naval? e- mail me at:supagurl21787@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Linda
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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hey, well i had my naval pierced for 24 yrs and it is all red and yellow and i need some major help.  the doctor said that i need to see a hospital because it is that bad and i Ont want to. i should never have done it but it looked really cool. if you have any ideas what i shield do plazas help Mses. thunks yokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Answer by Jillian
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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I got my belly button pieced with a barbell i don't know if it is infected and i don't know if got the stuff to clean it with inside but it is there is white yellowish stuff on the top and bottom my mom says its healing but i dont know i clean it with salt-and water and i got this stuff to put on it to keep it from getting infected.. help me send me a email to grass_hopper339@hotmail.con thanks alot

 

Answer by Jillian
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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I got my belly button piecerd with a barbell i dont know if it is infected and i dont know if got the stuff to clean it with inside but it is there is white yellowish stuff on the top and bottom my mom says its healing but i dont know i clean it with salt- and water and i got this stuff to put on it to keep it from getting infected.. help me send me a email to grass_hopper339@hotmail.con thanx alot

 

Answer by Linds
Submitted on 5/19/2005
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I have had my belly button pierced for not quite a year. This morning i woke up and there was a huge blood blister next to the top of the belly button. Somebody please tell me what to do.

 

Answer by XxChelzxX
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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hiya peeps i really need help i have asked to get my belly pierced next month like and thats 2 months before i go on holiday i am a bit concerend now because further up someone said its takes at least 6 months to heal i thought it was 6 weeks but if i still have it done when i go on holiday will it get infected if i go in the sea or the pool ?? plz help lots of love
XxChelzxX ps ma e-mail is sweet_lil_princess_fairy@hotmail.co.uk thanks

 

Answer by jenjen
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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One suggestion here... MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ACTUAL BELLY BUTTON stays CLEAN. Just cleaning the holes on top and bottom is not enough and a lot of people don't pay enough attention to their actual belly button. You're belly button acts as the seat for your piercing and if it's not clean, neither is your piercing.

 

Answer by lilj
Submitted on 5/25/2005
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i had the same with mine and i had to go get shots on it so im thinkin you guys should do the same

 

Answer by Court
Submitted on 5/26/2005
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I have had my ring now for only a week, but it is so increadibly itchy I can't stand it!  It began to itch yesterday after I did a sea salt soak.  Did I dry it out with too much salt? or is it just itchy because it's healing? ahhhh help!!!!!

 

Answer by nicki
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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I have the red bump thing happening, but I put aloe vera on it as in I have a plant and pulled a leaf off and rubbed it over it this week the bump has gone and it has healed so fast it's amazing! buy an aloe plant! also great for zits and facials! one question I have had mine 2 months now and really, really wnat to change it but am going to wait until the 3 month mark, but the ring is so tight how the hell do I get it off! do you like unscrew the ring? mail me at tusya77@hotmail.com

 

Answer by chloballs
Submitted on 5/29/2005
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ive goy my belly button pierced twice and i have to say they both got infected.The bottom one now is really red but i find if you leave it and soak it it will get better in no time. make sure to wash your hands before and after you touch your piercing.

 

Answer by LIL' FATE GURL
Submitted on 5/30/2005
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I'M 14 AND I GOT MY NAVAL PIERCED 6 MONTHS AGO AND I NOTICED GREEN,BLACK,BROWN,& PURPLISH DISCHARGE. IS THIS A PROBLEM? WHAT SHOULD I DO? PLEASE HELP ME!

 

Answer by Jaqui
Submitted on 5/31/2005
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I have had my naval ring for about two months.  When ever it seems to swell and turn red i put neosporin around the hole. (i know that is a big piercing no no, but hey, it makes the swelling and funky color go away and it feels great for a few days after!) I still do the sea salt soaks, but i just wish this damn thing would heal already!  

 

Answer by shaunagh x
Submitted on 5/31/2005
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hey guys i had mine pierced 2 weeks ago today and the person who did it was really nice and gave me a lot of information i was it twice a day in slat water and dry it with cotton buds and was it with NON scented antibacterial soap it got better and its not sore anymore it was a little red but it went but recently its gone really really red around the top hole and the skin seems to be growing around the bell bar is this normal please i need to know if its infected !! thanks x x

 

Answer by cgilbs
Submitted on 5/31/2005
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i have a question...i want to get my belly button pierced before the summer but im going to camp in 28 days from today [may 31]
is this not a smart idea?...should i wait until after the summer or does it not matter?

 

Answer by cgilbs
Submitted on 5/31/2005
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sry its me again i have one more question...im also a gymnast...i do a lot of bending and stuff n i want to kno if that will affect it and how long ishould wait befor i do gymnastincs again in fear of it tearing out

 

Answer by charlotte
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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this is to landy. i have heard the same if your skin does get thinner then take it out wait for about a month or 2 then have it done again.

 

Answer by UAwildcat362
Submitted on 6/12/2005
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I Have had my piercing for over a year now with  absolutely no problems and about 4 days ago my ring fell out and I tried putting in a new ring today. But I had a hard time getting the ring in and I'm experiencing the usual red blister/white ooz effect. Is it usual for one's body to try and heal that much in 4 days? Let me know yall! email me at meg412@hotmail.com THANX!!!

 

Answer by jessie lee
Submitted on 6/14/2005
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hey...i got mt naval pierced twp months ago......my friend was over and we decided to change it....i had a 14 gage loop in it...i changed it to a bar bell......now there like a white lump over the top hole..and it itches...could i be allergic to it/??.....should i take it out....pleeze help

 

Answer by Des
Submitted on 6/15/2005
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i just got my belly button pierced about a week ago and i think it might b healing crooked and i dont know what to do to fix it! help!

 

Answer by brit
Submitted on 6/16/2005
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i got mine done and it cool and all but the top ball is like going into it is that because its new got on june 11th it is june 16th i do have dischargh but its not gren im onllay 11 but my parents say if im goting to do it myself we will take you so it doesnt get infectied..

 

Answer by lucy
Submitted on 6/20/2005
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I have the same blister type thing and i heard it was a granuloma??????? Whats dat, and how do i clean it? is it infected or wl it go away if i use bactine.
Dats me dun but 4 all uz lot dat r worried about puss stuff, dnt worry coz my peircer sed it shows its healing and wen the red circle properly goes away its healed and you can take the peircing out.
Oh yea wats a barbell?

 

Answer by amber
Submitted on 6/21/2005
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hey girls!! for those of u who r scared about the infection or getting it done don't be!!! it doesnt hurt, just a little worse than ur ears, the clamp hurts!! u should use the antibacterial soap thhey give u, sea salt or H2OCEAN!!! it works the best!!! u should not change for at least 6 months to a year, it needs to heal!!! u should'tgo swimming for about 2 months unless its ur own pool or its a really clean pool, if its public DONT GO IN EVEN IF IT LOOKS CLEAN!!! thats how mine got infected. dont go into lakes ocean or rivers for a while because of the  icky stuff!! pussieness and crustyness means its healing. dont touch it or play with it, it will make it even more infected!!!!

 

Answer by Kay
Submitted on 6/28/2005
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I've had mine for about two years and it was originally like that but after about a year it stopped doing it and now its fine. just don't fiddle with it and clean it at least three times a day.

 

Answer by missy
Submitted on 6/30/2005
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ok i'vehad my belly button and it gets infecyed then i clean it and everyrthing but the infection always comes back but it's nothing serious but now i'mnot to sure what to do. The skin between the two balls on the barbll is getting really thin and it looks nasty.Iv'etrie seasalt but i'mnot sure what to do like if i have to take it out or it can be fixed. If anyone knows the answer me at xoxxo_missy_xoxxo@hotmail.com

Thanks lots missy

 

Answer by samantha Dill
Submitted on 7/1/2005
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for XxCuTeYeTcRaZyxX@netscape.net i use bactine too, but use the ointment. just got my belly button done  a week ago. i started with the spray but when i change to the ointment it lasted longer and its easier to get inside the holes

 

Answer by Sam
Submitted on 7/5/2005
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Hey people i have had mine pierced for like 2 weeks....Its looks healed and everything already. Its not red and it doesnt hurt at all my mom changed her 2 and a half weekes after do you think thats ok or should i wait i lil while more

 

Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 7/8/2005
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To all you girls who are about to ask a question: READ PREVIOUS RESPONSES! A lot of girls have the same questions or problems.  And instead of using saline solution, it is actually better to use Witch Hazel (also it's cheap - like a dollar)to apply after cleaning with Dial soap.  And never, ever, ever use a cotton ball or q-tip or toilet paper or anything on your piercing.  I better repeat that.  DO NOT USE Q-TIPS, TOILET PAPER, COTTON SWABS, ETC ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR PIERCING.  If even a hint of the cotton or whatever gets in your piercing you will have a lot problems and it takes longer to heal.  Also, for you girls who are obsessed about cleaning your piercing: you better watch out.  There is a reason you are NOT supposed to clean in more than twice.  It's because you are using antibacterial soap and that not only kills bad bacteria, but it also kills good bacteria - like that kind that will help your piercing heal.  In fact, unless you are a doctor or nurse, don't use antibacterial hand soap on a daily basis either.  Especially in the winter, it actually makes you more prone you illness.  And NEVER use triple antibacterial anything.  Any questions that you have and want a quick, direct response, you can email me at: armybrat6139@hotmail.com.  
Good luck!

 

Answer by LaDii DeKer
Submitted on 7/8/2005
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How do you make sea salt soaks if i dont have any seasalt and dont know where too get because i am only 13 and i cant go out along so how do i make some can you use regular salt and also how do u change one when it is officially healed??? please answer me asap please and thank you

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 7/9/2005
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I have also had my piercing for exactly a week now. yesterday i woke up with a red bump under the top hole! it has a black spot on it yet it doesn't hurt.the hole itself has been oozing some white stuff! i am a bit worried to know if this is normal. if anyone has any idea please e-mail me weirdworld626@aol.com thanks!

 

Answer by tatiana
Submitted on 7/12/2005
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i just got mines today and it really hurt ed the first hour but after like 6 hours with it i got use to it girls make sure to TAKE CARE OF IT
and don't touch it pretend its not even there u
can show your friends but don't let people touch it and wash it every 4 hours with an DIAL OR
ANY UNSCENTED ANTI BACTERIAL SOAP

GOOD LUCK U GUYS

 

Answer by ray
Submitted on 7/13/2005
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ive had my belly button pierced for about 2 months now. and everything has been just fine with it up until a couple days ago when it started swelling up and leaking a little bit of blood but had completely stopped with the secreation that is a normal part of the healing process. i didnt know what to do, i had been doing the sea salt soaks like i was told by my piercer but it was making it worse. then i realized that within the last couple days i had gotten lazy and stopped measuring the right amounts of salt out to put into the water. it turns out that i was using entirely to much salt and i was drying out the skin around the belly ring. right away i stopped using the sea salt and started cleaning it with neosporin. this helped it heal and restored the moisture back to the skin around the ring. after doing that twice daily for a few days, my piercing was completely back to normal and i continued *using the right amount of sea salt* in my sea salt soaks. now my belly ring is healing great. i hope that helps some of you, because it really worked for me.

 

Answer by Jame
Submitted on 7/17/2005
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go to this site for more information....

http://www.primal-urge.com/aftercare.htm

 

Answer by dizzyblondee
Submitted on 7/24/2005
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im gettin it done tmrw im wondering now all this pussing seems like it aint worth it but i really want it done like all u lot. is the pussing normal tho? its hard 2 decide help me. SOON XX MIA  DIZZYBLONDEE@HOTMAIL.COM

 

Answer by xobabybrexo@hotmail.com
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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Hey... i got my bellybutton pierced on halloween last year in nyc... i took out my piercin because my skin holdin it was gettin thinner nd thinner... the scar is darker then my skin... it feels a lil hard, the bottom is completely closed and the top looks open... is this normal? do i have an infection in my bellybutton?

 

Answer by lc_BLUELOLLY@hotmail.com
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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I got my narval pierced almost a month now i have had very few problems, it takes alot of patience and commitment to take care of your piercing to ensure that they don't get infected. My piercing is healing quite nicely although there are a few minor implications such as the crush, pus and too some extend alittle redness, but all of these a signs that the piercing is begining to heal and needs proper care, in doing these things u should have no problems.

 

Answer by Fishy
Submitted on 7/25/2005
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I got the bottom of mine done and it didnt hurt at all i use to have the top done but it ripped right out my skin just rejected it if your bellybutton is that badly infected take it out right away there can be some serious consquences w/stuff like that dont feel bad you can always get it done again i rather take it out then have some of my stomach cut off cause thats what it can result too need anymore info juss type 2 mi thanks...

 

Answer by Linzy
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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I've had my belly button peirced for about 2 months now, I get white/yellow discharge sometimes. Last night i took out the belly bar and tried to change it around with another, It wouldn't go up properly so i wasnt able to get it in. I put some dis-infectant on it and then it seemed to of scabbed over! The bottom and top hole are scabbed, Its impossible to get the belly bar in at all now...
Is there anything i can do to get rid of the scabs?
Am i supposed to get them off?

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 7/26/2005
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I have had my belly button peirced for 2 months now. And  now all of a sudden it started to get this redness at the top and bottom of the ring, not to mention it is swelling. I am not sure if i am allergic to the type of ring I was peirced with or my body just does not like the fact that it is peirced. If anyone has any information at all write back to me.

 

Answer by KT
Submitted on 7/28/2005
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Hi all! I'm thinking about getting my bellybutton peirced but I'm in colorguard and I was wondering if thats a problem with the uniform and all?

 

Answer by jamie lee
Submitted on 7/28/2005
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for all of you out there who are trying to convince your parents to let you get your naval pierced...this is what i did

1) pointed out how pretty they looked on everyone else
2)told my mom that if she didn't like it once i got it done that i would take it out
3)asked waited awhile then asked again
4) offered to pay for it myself

if none of these work then i guess your going to have to wait until you are 18

 

Answer by Always Real
Submitted on 7/28/2005
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You guys need to stop! You are scaring people that want to get their naval pierced. You guys obviously aren't doing a very good job of cleaning your piercing if you are having so many problems!

 

Answer by Alyssa
Submitted on 7/31/2005
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I want to get my belly button pierced. But after reading this, i dont know if i should. Should i do it or is it just a waste. IM me & help me out. x SHAdY LOvEr o. (its on aim) thanks

 

Answer by KiMMy
Submitted on 8/1/2005
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ok i got mines pierced like in febuary and it came out in may.. the gap started gettin smaller and smaller until one day it juss came out.. it was fine before that.. i wana get it pierced agen but then im scared it mite happen agen and i mite waste my money.. wat should i do? EMAIL ME AT DISAZNGRL13@YAHOO.com PLEASE!!

 

Answer by lauren
Submitted on 8/2/2005
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okay alot of u guys keep saying it wont Heall but that might be  sign it is  migrating .. and some say theres a lil bump on ur bottom hole of ur piercing and  if its ts not pussing and looks fine butthers a bump it mayb becuz of ur jewelery  is pressing on ur skin causing it to create that  becuase it has a lil seat thign on it like way it holds the jewelery so change to lei  round bar

 

Answer by Kristen
Submitted on 8/4/2005
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hey .. my bellybutton is weird .. theres like no skin on the top but theres like a cup thing on the bottom .. im getting my belly button pierced next week & i wanted to know if i should get the piercing on the bottom or top .. bc im afraid that it'll start to rip my skin on top .. email me nucking futs x3@aol.com

thank you !

 

Answer by BelllyRing1909
Submitted on 8/7/2005
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I got my naval pierced 3 weeks ago i dont think it healing white pus comes out of it and the top and bottom hole are trying to grow over the ring i turn it and clean it with saline and sea salt but i dont think it is working all that well plz plz help plz email me at Spoiledbrat09us@yahoo.com

 

Answer by FunkyTori
Submitted on 8/17/2005
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hey, ive read loads of these wee boxes! lol and loads of u r havin the same problem i am having! i have had my belly button piecred now for a good wee while! and a good while ago this like bubble of skin (only way i can decribe it) has formed at the bottom hole of my peicring!! was just wondering does anyone no what to do with this problem..? and how to make it dissappear its yuck! lol so embarrsed to show anyone and with it summer its puttin me of wearing a bikini and all sorts its sooo bad! so any suggestions i will glady accept!! i have been so good and still clean with salt water very regulary! it just dnt seem to b workin! please help email me! StickyVicky001@hotmail.com

 

Answer by ***xoxo***
Submitted on 8/24/2005
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hey i love new stuff and this is 1 of them

 

Answer by DownHilBoarder
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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I've been researching naval piercing becuase I really want to get mine pierced.  I have learned that it is not safe to go into lakes or pools when your naval is in the process of healing.  The ocean is perfectly okay and actually good to go into because of the salt water, it helps to heal your piercing.  If you are having any problems with redness irritation, bumps, or anything of question it is soooooooo important to go to your piercer and/or doctor and talk to him or her about your problems and listen to what they have to say.  Do not just rely on what someone says on this site, you need a profesonal opinion!!!!!!!  It you piercer or doctor doesn't seem to be answering your questions, then you need a second opinion.  I urge you to ask professonal people.  If you haven't gotten your naval pierced yet, research!!!  Find the cleanest piercer who can give you the most information and tips.  Do not settle for less!  Good luck to everyone with piercings!  My email address is DownHilBoarder@aol.com

 

Answer by Han
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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Hi I've had my belly pierced for about 8 months now and there is some white liquid coming out, is it normall or have I got an infection? Please help!

 

Answer by emo 666
Submitted on 9/2/2005
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i got my belly pierced and now theres like a red ring around around the top and bottom end of the ring and has minor pain but no puss or swelling is taking place is this a sign of infectoin????

 

Answer by caitlin
Submitted on 9/4/2005
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ive had my belly button pierced for two months now. im getting the exact same stuff as most people here... i have this red stuff that comes out of my top hole when i squeeze it. im not really worried about it anymore because ive got most of it out and i cleaned it soo many times so its looking better. and mine too, had that ring around it but only on the top hole. the bottom is fine except theres this purple part underneath the bottom im scared that means it closed up there or something? because i see alot of peoples bely button rings have alot of hole space... PLEASE email me and tell me if its normal
my email is lilcaity@cogeco.ca

 

Answer by Amy
Submitted on 9/4/2005
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I have had my belly button pierced for 4 months. It seemed to be healing but then i banged it, it went a bit red so i used an anticeptic wipe and then some tiny red blister looking things came up and it hurts, i am tring to treat it i will let you no how it goes, i am really scared. tips i was told saline solution or surgical spirits is good if it stings don panic it means its working!

 

Answer by xx_lil_pwincess_xx
Submitted on 9/5/2005
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hi! im 12 an i just gt my belly peirced em....just over 4 weeks ago!i was cleanin it with the spray they gave me bt it ran out so i use sea salt which is much better BUT just recently i looked at it an i hav an actualy SPOT right next to the top hole:(
i dnt know whether it is a coincedence or an infection it doesnt hurt at al an is not hot bt it pusses a bit of white stuf wen i move it! an it is rle rle rle red!!....does any1 hav dis problem? or is it just me paranoid!!!lol!! many thanx if u do reply xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

 

Answer by KB
Submitted on 9/7/2005
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My piercer told me not to use bactine because it slows healing time they said to just use salt soaks but now I have like a blister that leaks white puss my friend says its infected but y'all are saying it normal so which is it? IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING PLEASE EMAIL ME @ k_baynard03@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Babygurl5091
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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The best thing to use on your piercings, naval, ect...is H2ocean...it's purified ocean salt water. I've used it for everyone of my piercings and i'venever had a problem. Although everyone's body is different, this stuff really is good. Most tattoo shops carry it, that's where i'vegot all of mine and it's fairly cheap. A small bottle that will last a month or so is only like $7. If anyone wants to read more about it, their website is www.h2ocean.com !

 

Answer by lisa
Submitted on 9/9/2005
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My navel has been pierced for two months and suddenly, today i felt a hard lump at the right side of it. What is happening? is it an abscess? there are no pain or secretions. any advice?
Please email me at lalaur_7@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Kimbeam07
Submitted on 9/13/2005
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i have had my naval pierced for about a week and a half. its not healed yet but its only a little red on the top hole. i have no discharge of any kind and it doesn't hurt at all. when i got it pierced...my piercer told me to use antibacterial soap, AND NOTHING ELSE! he said not to use peroxide or anything like that. so maybe you gurls with the bad problems should use what i use. if it's REAL bad, just take it out and let it heal, and if you think it would be better again, then do it again...but it's not worth all the pain and nasty discharge to keep it in.

 

Answer by The Graven Image Tattoo
Submitted on 9/22/2005
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The proper aftercare for these piercings should have been given to each of you by the piercer responsible for your work.  If they were not done professionally, OOOPS! The navel is the slowest healing piercing on the body. DO NOT use antibacterial soap at all.  Use a mild fragrance free soap on the surface of the piercing, like Johnson's Baby Wash.  DO NOT work  soap through the piercing.  Rinse the piercing with warm water.  Then rotate the jewelry through the piercing under warm running water.  Use a pinch of sea salt in a disposable bathroom cup of warm water to soak the piercing for about five minutes a day. DO NOT change your original jewelry, for at least a full year after doing the piercing, unless you want it to get infected.
contact me at: nuin@earthlink.net with any questions.  

 

Answer by Meofcourse
Submitted on 9/25/2005
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Well mine has done the same thing as everyone elses with that pink bubble type thing on the bottom hole but what i did was take it out every nite and clean the ring and peircing and put it in UPSIDE DOWN that way the bigger ball isnt rubbing on it.

 

Answer by Natale
Submitted on 9/27/2005
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i just recently got my belly button pierced like a week or two ago... but the piercer messed up and put in a ring that was waay to small... it hurt and swelled up really badly i couldnt even move and the ring was going into my skin. i went there to get it changed and they changed it...but it was still small and this time it was doing the same thing from the bottom. so i went to a differnt place and they put in a hoop, i think its still infected tho: it bleeds all the time i do get that whitish yellowish liquid but there's also this like white white stuff that comes out andsumtimes it looks greenish. i clean it every day and the sweelling did go down but still bleeds a lot and that stuff comes out and the hole from the jewerly before isnt getting any smaller.... any ideas

russiancrack@yahoo.com  thanks

 

Answer by Kimberleigh
Submitted on 10/2/2005
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I got my navel pierced like 3 1/2 weeks ago and it has gotten infected. The person who pierced it didn't tell me to use sea salt soaks, but just to wash it twice a day with dial soap. Anyhow, I talked to a friend who had the same problem and told me to buy this stuff called Hibiclens, depending on where you buy it, it usually costs between 3 to 10 dollars for a bottle. Well I have been using that once a day and using a sea salt soak every other day and so far it's been ok. My only problem now is trying to sleep on my back since I'm so used to sleeping on my stomach.

My best advice is DO NOT play with the jewelry what so ever. Do not go swimming or hot tubing because it can get infected. If using Dial soap isn't working then you should really get the Hibiclens stuff and a little bit of that stuff really goes a long way. Also, do not use neosporn or alcohol or peroxicide because you can really damage the piercing more if it is infected. A little swelling and reddness is normal but if you cant move around too much and you're getting flu like symptoms then you have to go see a doctor like asap! Other than that, if you just clean it once or twice and never mess with it...your piercing will look great.

 

Answer by Becky
Submitted on 10/3/2005
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HEY!!!
Well, i read AL0T 0f y0ur questi0ns/answers, and they have helped me....i learned that it usually d0sent hurt..
Im 14   1/2  years 0ld...my m0m will let me..im REEEAAALLLYYY scared th0ugh....tw0 0f my friends have it and said it wasnt that bad....im n0t 2 sure!!! D) they just pierce y0u like an earing? 0r d0 they make a h0le, and then put the ring in???i am s0 c0nfused..and d0es the actual piercing take l0ng? i mean , it take like a sec0nd t0 put the piercing in right??

-Becky

 

Answer by 666
Submitted on 10/10/2005
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Hiya, I had my navel pierced two times two days ago at the top and the bottom, it still hurts, its not a bad pain just uncomfortable and its still very red, which i suppose is normal.
Getting it done didnt hurt just afterwards takes alot of care, i live an active life which isn't great!
If your parents wont let you get it done then listen to them, i'm 17 and i wanted it done for a long time, i suppose its hard for parents if they dont like piercings to see their child puttin holes in their body an puttin themself through pain, so all i can say is, think of them too and not just yourself! you might change your mind about getting a piercing as you get older, as it may effect your career etc. so only get it done if u know its what is definately want and your not jus doin it it to look cool.

good luck!

 

Answer by trish
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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yea i have had my belly button pierced for about 3 months and when i go to look at it during the day the holes are red and they discharge but it is clear but it has an oder to it and i dont know what is wrong but if i put plastic balls on it and a standard barbell it doesnt discharge so much so i was just wondering what i should do about it??

 

Answer by els
Submitted on 10/17/2005
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how do u actually rotate your belly ring?

 

Answer by GTOChick
Submitted on 10/19/2005
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I got my belly button pierced about 6 months ago and decided to take the ring out and put in a belly button ring that i had bought at the mall. The problem: all the rings i bought dont fit in my piercing! They go in fine, but the end doesnt go all the way through..its like my piercing is swollen or was done wrong. So now I have to buy rings that are wayy longer like 1 inch internal diameter

 

Answer by Naturebabies
Submitted on 10/20/2005
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I had my navel pierced a week ago and no problems. there is some redness but I was told to expect some. I don't touch it at all except for cleaning.
To me it didn't hurt at all. But then after 3 unmedicated births, a little poke like that is nothing.

 

Answer by gi.zmo
Submitted on 10/23/2005
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0k those who say there skin is ripping apart around there naval bar that is because it is rejecting and those with what it looks like guts hanging out your over acting just go see your piercer and if thats no good then take it out why did you get it done in the first place
not every ones body acts the same way to a piercing i should know im a body piercer

 

Answer by Emma.
Submitted on 10/24/2005
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Ive had mine done for about 3 weeks ago. I had it done before but took it out because i didn't like the placement. You shouldn't really change the bar until its fully healed, but if you have to make sure the bar is properly sterile. Also i clean mine with Salt crystal water soaks. It works really well but it makes it a little red around the holes. i asked a piercer about it and he said its fine salt water does that.Make sure that when you clean it or touch it you have clean hands and dry the piercing after cleaning it with cotton wool or something. Not a towel because they carry a lot of germs even when clean. Another good thing to clean your piercing with is Savlon solution. If your piercing is infected goto your piercer or a doctor who will prescribe you with antibiotics. But all people are different, while it could really hurt somebody. It might not hurt someone else at all. Mine wasn't numbed when it was done and it didn't really hurt me it felt like a really sharp pinch, but after wards i felt quite weak and faint. but after both times i got it pierced i was like this. Also some people say the clamps really hurt. But personally i found that the clamps were nicer than the needle going through. Also even though it might hurt more to have it done not numbed, your better off not having it numbed. Don't take it out if it is infected as the infection could get trapped inside. Also I'mnot too sure on this but i have heard that if you downsize the gauge of your jewelery then its easier to drain so it drains the infection out more. hope i helped! And its so worth it if you want it done. It isn't about getting it done and showing it off to everyone! well it can be! but mainly its for yourself. a little secret hidden under your t-shirt that only you know about unless you tell people :D its great.

 

Answer by Kayla
Submitted on 10/26/2005
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my navel piercing is read and has little itchy and sore bumps around it. it discharges yellow stuff like 24/7 i have been using tea tree oil to clean it and then tried doing sea salt washes. i heard of some people using sea salt compression does that mean you put the salt on the body without water? please email me at kaylabrown12@hotmail.com

 

Answer by jada
Submitted on 10/28/2005
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***PLESE HELP*** hey i got my belly button pierced about 4 months ago and they put in this certain ring i dont kno what its called but it curved ALOT it almost looks like a "c" but in the begining i think it was a little infected but it got better i just didnt like the way the ring looked so i changed it about 2 weeks ago to a normal curved one but it also has a dangle thing on it and when i first put it in it looked a little red but i thought that was normal cuz i just changed it and it was doing ok for a couple days then i changed it again to anther normal curved one that had a dangle on and it got really red and bleed a little but i just cleaned it with alcohal wipes but it didnt really get better so i after a couple days i changed it to a 3rd normal ring with a dangle and when i was in school the dangle on that one got caught in my belt when i was leaning over and i was just sitting there tryin to get it oout without me gettin hurt or looking like an iddiot lol but i got it out and it hurt and got all red and started bleedin a little so when i got home i changed it to the first one i had changed it to (that one dosnt get stuck it hangs a little high) but now it all redin the middle on the 2 holes and my holes streched out a lot and i just started cleaning it with the ear stuff from claires cuz i read on here that that works im just tryin to get it to look better and please if u have any tricks to make it get better plese either put something on here or send me mail at (((iluvlemons247@aol.com))) just send mail dont i.m. please help i dont wanna take it out!!!!!!!! also when i first got it do i used h2ocean and i think it did a pretty ok job so im trying to use it again but...... i dont think its working

 

Answer by amanda
Submitted on 11/2/2005
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i just got my bellybutton pierced about 2 weeks ago and it looks like its coming out at the bottom..and the top has a little bump...and its all red.im going to see my piercer today but is that normal?im afraid it is going to come out...help me please!!!

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 11/9/2005
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Well I'vehad mine done for 1 month and two weeks. I have this bubble looking red thing at the top hole of mine. Does any one else have that? It's not like squishy.it's hard and nothing come'sout of it but it make'smy ring hard to twist and stuff. I don't have any green puss coming out or anything and i asked the piercing guy and he said it is not infected. BUT EVEN HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IT IS!? Does any one relate or know what it is?E~mail me at Coolcat8701@aol.com. Please. Thank you.

 

Answer by chasidy
Submitted on 11/10/2005
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I went to get my naval pierced the other day and as he prepped me up for the piercing he suddenly decided not to do it.He said something about the way my belly button was shaped and just decided not to do it.I have an inny and it looks like a normal belly button to me but he told me to get it checked out by a doctor and then he'll do it. Has this ever happened to anyone?

 

Answer by zoe
Submitted on 11/11/2005
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hiya every one im desperate to get my belly button pierced ... partley becasue my m8s have it done but the other half is becasue i want it..its looks really pretty but i have just one simple question. i have tried reasearching it but i haven't had any luck yet! here you go:
Do you have had to started your period before you have your belly button pierced? Thanks if any body knoes please email me at zoe_alison_@hotmail.com

 

Answer by gog
Submitted on 11/14/2005
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hola i have a question, i wana get my naval pierced and i wana do sit after afew days. is this possible?

 

Answer by Dizzy
Submitted on 11/18/2005
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Try 1/3 tps or tbs bactine and distilled water. Put it in a shot glass then hold on your  belly button for 5 minutes 3 times a day.  That is what the guy, who pierces my  body told me to do when my naval got infected....It really worked for me.  Plus mine was really infected and it healed up great. I have had the bumps on my hole and the green puss also the orange peel.  It healed it all.

 

Answer by mouse
Submitted on 11/19/2005
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my mom said i could get my naval peirced so we went to the place and they said i had to be 16 so does anyone know how to do it step by step my mom said she do it for me

 

Answer by Mich
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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I'vehad my belly button pierced for about 4 months now and it was all fine, i was using salt water on it twice a day. but a week ago i took it out to clean the bar, put it back in and ripped it through the wrong bit of skin. it still went in but now it's red and got a bit of dry skin around it. i can feel the actual bar really badly and when i clean it a tiny bit of puss comes out of the bottom hole. it's a bit sore but I'm not too worried as long as it's not green.

 

Answer by Mich
Submitted on 11/23/2005
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I went swimming 1 week after i had my belly pierced and it didn't affect it. it really depends on the amount of chlorine in the pool you're swimming in.

 

Answer by taylor
Submitted on 11/24/2005
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take your naval ring out for a week or so, and clean it every day with rubbing achohol, it will hurt a little. But you will see a difference after the week or maybe earlier, but it will help, i promise.

 

Answer by Ricky Mc Sticky
Submitted on 12/1/2005
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Live With It Loser

 

Answer by jes
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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i had the same thing as you all, and i put sum ointment on it and it made it way beta, and i also picked at it in the bath and half of it came off:P

 

Answer by chloe
Submitted on 12/4/2005
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well ive had my navel pierced and did some research on the internet on how to take proper care of the piercing i was cleaning it right but itstarted to get real red crusty and painful to touch this happened during the second week of me having it done but during the third week the redness went down and it still was a little crusty but got better in the end soif anyone has the same experience don't worry just carry on cleaning it with tea tree oil or salt water it will eventually all get better

 

Answer by jessica
Submitted on 12/5/2005
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I got my belly done today no problem but I relized there is very little skin layer an i can see the bar through the skin is that bad? if any one has an answer please email me at jlo10314@aol.com thanks

 

Answer by molly
Submitted on 12/8/2005
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hey i got my belly pierced yesterday if its kinda swole at the top just a LIL is that okay ?? j/w lol ! muh sn is bbabygirl3454

 

Answer by shawna
Submitted on 12/9/2005
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My belly button ring is weird..On one side of the top hole its perfectly fine and healed but then when you look on the other side of the top hole, its all red and looks a bit scabby. How do I get rid of that?

 

Answer by samantha
Submitted on 12/10/2005
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I had my belly pierced about a month ago. It stopped hurting and wasn't red anymore. So I changed it, Now it has this big boil looking think underneath the bottom hole. Could this be caused from me changing it or could it be something totally different???

 

Answer by wendy
Submitted on 12/12/2005
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hey..i've had my naval piercing for about 3 months now and i haven't changed the original jewlery and i started out cleaning it with seasalt and water and then saline solution like i was told to, but for the last month or so, i'veonly been using the saline solution a couple times a week. For the last couple of days it has been REALLY sore, if my shirt touches it it hurts, but it doesn't really look any different, just slightly red around the top, but its pretty much always looked like that. Any ideas on what it could be or what to do??

 

Answer by mersadies
Submitted on 12/16/2005
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I havent got my done yet so my parents said
before i get myn done i have too do reach-search papers so when i get myn done i will
get it on the top thanks for the info hey but if you now were i can look tell....

 

Answer by mms
Submitted on 12/23/2005
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I want to get my navel pierced, but I'm still a little unsure.  It seems that many people have had lots of problems with their piercings, despite proper care.
I'm also worried about scarring, rejection, etc.  If anyone has any stories or pictures, you can send them to me at m_ms09
@hotmail.com!  I'd really, really appreciate it!

Thanks everyone!
goodluck!

 

Answer by stevie
Submitted on 12/25/2005
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well i had my peircing done 6 days ago. i know that it may seen stupid to be worried about it already but the bottom had healed...but in the last 3 days the top has formed a red (tiny) lump under the top ball.the bottom is fine but the top is sore. it was all fine until i used a medicated thing of liquid betadine than it became sore (and maybe infected)...CAN ANYONE HELP ME? please if you can email me on stevie154@hotmail.com

 

Answer by britani
Submitted on 12/27/2005
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my belly button has the skin coming out of the bottom also and i was wondering what that means and what i should do about it... please email me at cheercutie83@yahoo.com


thanks

 

Answer by blobleblabla
Submitted on 12/29/2005
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I've had my naval pierced for 4 months. it was fine because i cleaned it regularly. it seemed to have healed so i changed the bar becuse the salt had tarnsihed the original bar. ever since there has been granulation. it doesnt hurt but the piercing weeps. any help? do you know hoe to get rid of granulation?

 

Answer by strawberryy22
Submitted on 12/30/2005
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so far no one has mentioned the problem i have. my naval is trying to heal over the ball. its trying to suck the top of the barbell into my stomach. i have to keep pulling it out, and when i do, it has to start the healing process all over. i have been cutting a hole in a bandaid and sticking the ball through. my piercer said he needs to replace it with a ring. but it is so painful i refuse to do that. (help)

 

Answer by boohbah
Submitted on 1/7/2006
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mines infected, been like that for a while. It's probably because i keep taking it in and out hahaha. It's got white, red, and veins or something hanging out.

I dunno what to do but cry *tear* everyone suggests not to take it out, but its hurting. Stupid lump.

 

Answer by dats ur girl
Submitted on 1/7/2006
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well i got my naval done two days ago--it didnt hurt at all just a little pinch
but the thing is my friend did it!!! (stupid i kno but it happened) and it doesnt hurt but its kinda sore and the bottom hole is bruised (not ALOT but a very decent amount) and a little (jus a little) red....and i dont know if its infected or what PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE HELPPP ME!!!!

email me at --- patricks_princess89@yahoo.com

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE

 

Answer by vanessa
Submitted on 1/7/2006
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hi uhmm ive had my belly button pierced for exactly two months and it gets crusty and if i push it up or down .. there is like yellow/white puss or goo coming out of it but it doesnt hurt at all .. i clean it with proven soap in the shower and i used up all the H20ocean liquid so i bought bactine.. is it infected ?  or gonna be infected ?

answer me plz =D thnx

 

Answer by laura
Submitted on 1/7/2006
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i had my belly button pierced like 6 months ago and it got infected for the first couple of weeks, but i tried Neosporin and it went away in like a week or so.

 

Answer by Jen
Submitted on 1/12/2006
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I have had my belly button pierced fora little over a year. However, on the top, and a little on the bottom, it somewhat looks like my skin is trying to grow over the piercing, and it seems like its hard to move. And i am afraid to leave it out for even 5 minutes because its hard to put back in. Is that normal or what?!?!

 

Answer by Emily Neusel
Submitted on 1/13/2006
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i had my belly buttun pierced 4 two weeks and 4 days and my belly button looked discusting it was red and puffy and had discharge coming out but then i started cleaning it and it got better a lil  and then i had 2 clean it more then it got better all the way so whoevers belly piercing is like mine was clean it alot and if i dont help go to a docter or a website who knows what there talking about!

 

Answer by lubbly
Submitted on 1/14/2006
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how often should i clean it with iodine ?? ..

 

Answer by Samantha
Submitted on 1/14/2006
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email sammybaby177171@gmail.com

 

Answer by sophie
Submitted on 1/15/2006
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hey ive had my navel pierced for about 3 weeks now and i am getting a kinda yellow puss from it what shall i do ???????

 

Answer by sophia
Submitted on 1/15/2006
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hi i am 13 and i hav wanted my belly (navel) pierced for about 6 months now i just want to know if it hurts and how long it takes to heel PLEASE HELP !!!!!! CYA XXX

 

Answer by .x.georgia.x.
Submitted on 1/19/2006
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do yuo have 2 have started ya periods to get ya belly done ? by some ppl ive bin told ya dnt have 2 but others ave sed ya do :s plz reply i want myn dun

 

Answer by Lexie
Submitted on 1/21/2006
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I am thinking about getting my belly pierced. I live in the UK and i was wondering where to get it done? I am phobic of needles but i had my ears pierced. Can you get it numbed? Does it hurt? What shall i do for after care? Please reply on here or e-mail me at supagal_556@hotmail.com Thanks.

 

Answer by Confused-Pris
Submitted on 2/5/2006
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Ummmmm....im really planning tom get my belly pierced and I'm so excited but i just finished reading all of these complients and i think I'm changing my mind but i read some that it was ok and i was just saying in my mind well ill take really really good care of it ill be really careful and maybe it'll be fine but i don't no what to do......does it happen to everyone that i gets infected????????i really want to no...Please HELP!!!!!!!=(
Email me at italian_babe_93@hotmail.com....plz help!!!=(

 

Answer by tongue_navel_tatoo_gurl
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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hello, ive had my navel pierced for 3 years now, at first i did get crust around the holes, but no pus, all you have to do is keep washing it with soap, and put neosporing on it, it took mine like a year for it to stop the dried crust, and now it looks normal

 

Answer by tongue_navel_tatoo_gurl
Submitted on 2/6/2006
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hello, ive had my navel pierced for 3 years now, at first i did get crust around the holes, but no pus, all you have to do is keep washing it with soap, and put neosporing on it, it took mine like a year for it to stop the dried crust, and now it looks normal

 

Answer by Lullah belle
Submitted on 2/8/2006
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I got the top of my navel pierced a year ago, and it didnt get infected or anything. It healed perfectly. Then a week ago I got the bottom of it pierced and its pink around the holes and oozing a little, but ive only had it pierced for 5 days so im not worried thus far.....

 

Answer by lozza o6
Submitted on 2/9/2006
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hi i have  had my navel pirced for 1 year now and it was fine but i hav had to take it out because it got a big red lump at the bottom hole but i have had my navel pierced twice but im worried if the lump will not go what shall i do?

 

Answer by danielle
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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well i got mine done a week ago and it is still not infected. I haven't let it get wet in the bathtub or anything like that and i have been putting dissolved sea salt on it for ten minutes twice a day. green discharge means you need anti biotics and yellowish whitish is fine...or atleast thats what my piercer person said.

 

Answer by victoria
Submitted on 2/15/2006
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i got my top belly button pierced in august which was about 6 months ago and recently i got a small circle around the inner bottom part of the piercing. and today it started oozing (and when i say oozing i mean a lot of pus) clear yellowish stuff. i read about all of the posts here and got so many ideas of how to make it heal. i'm guessing it's infected since it hurts and is very uncomfortable. i got the idea to get aloe vera for it and ran out to the drugstore today and got the gel stuff. i put it on after washing my belly button with dial antibacterial soap and about 3 minutes later it hurt sooooo much... i had to sit down. it stung a lot and i didn't know what to do. 10 minutes later it was fine, but shud i keep on using it? what's the number one tip for infections? if you can help please post back! thanks sooo much!

 

Answer by sara
Submitted on 2/21/2006
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hey.. idk a lot about naval peircings but i wanted to kno wat would be better to get, a bar bell or a hoop, cuz im getting my naval pierced in 2 weeks n idk wat i should get.. some1 plz e-mail me at    babytink14789@yahoo.com    and let me kno.. i would greatly appreciate it... thx

 

Answer by emmy
Submitted on 2/27/2006
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ok, well i think mine is infected the top part is all red and i can't touch it  and it really really hurts when i clean it if anyone knows what i should do please contact me at x0xshyx0x@hotmail.com

 

Answer by Leah
Submitted on 3/1/2006
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Hi, I want to pierce my naval myself. I know there's a major vein i have to avoid. Does anyone know where that vein runs? Images? techniques? Suggestions?
my email is timcurryspanties@aol.com
thanks so much!
~Leah

 

Answer by jodie
Submitted on 3/2/2006
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hi ive had my belly peirced for 4 mounths now.!! and still there is yellow and greewhats ronpuss comeing out of it!!!?. can someone plzzz tell me

 

Answer by alibongo
Submitted on 3/4/2006
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hey, i am 13 and thinking of having my belly button pierced; do you think i should??? does it hurt??? how long does it take to heal??? i have had my ears pierced, and that was fine, i would love to have this done, but i need some answers so i don't rush in2 it!!! please help!!!
my email is alice.fletcher@dial.pipex.com

 

Answer by no me joda b tch
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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i have puss n i hate that ..how the hell am i gonna get that to stop?

 

Answer by help please
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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um i have had my piercing for around 3 months and i got this red ring on the top starting the  second day and it looks really soft and when wet it looks like it can rip since its so moist. My bottom hole seems to have healed fine but its just the top. Ive used saline solution and used antibacterial soap. If anyone has any idea whats wrong with me please email me at on3xl0v3@hotmail.com

 

Answer by help please
Submitted on 3/5/2006
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um i have had my piercing for around 3 months and i got this red ring on the top starting the  second day and it looks really soft and when wet it looks like it can rip since its so moist. My bottom hole seems to have healed fine but its just the top. Ive used saline solution and used antibacterial soap. If anyone has any idea whats wrong with me please email me at on3xl0v3@hotmail.com

 

Answer by ali
Submitted on 3/8/2006
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um... i think mine is infected but im not sure... i just got it a week ago... its getting swollen.. and red around the edge of the top hole.. .but not on the bottom... it just started doing this yesterday.. before it was fine... i dunno what to do about it cuy it cost so much... i dont wanna take it out!!!!!

 

Answer by claire
Submitted on 3/11/2006
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hey every 1 ive had mi belly pierced 4 bout a month n a little bit now n i get the same thin the white discharge n then it goes to a crust a the balls n also wen i run mi finger along it i can feel the bar under mi skin is this normal

 

Answer by Jamie-Rae
Submitted on 3/13/2006
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the top of my peircing the hole is like getting bigger its like the ball is making the hole bigger..what should i do.

 

Answer by Rinny
Submitted on 3/14/2006
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I got my belly button piercing done over a week ago and i had it puss a bit but it is doing great and i love it! the h2ocean stuff works really well because i ride horses and so the lady said to be careful bc it takes a lot longer for it to heal if i'maround so much dirt! if yours is infected i believe you're supposed to go to a dr or back to the place you got it pierced at! they will give you the best info

 

Answer by isitworthit?
Submitted on 3/15/2006
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i was supposed to get mine done today with a couple friends...be sure u do a lot of research before u get it done...then make up your mind...is it worth it?...i didn't think so...but i do think they are cute and many of my friends have theirs done...we'll see how theirs turns out...by reading these comments sounds like u have to be patient and have the time to keep up with it medicine etc...i didn't know until today u can actually get diseases and crap from it...some have been close to death...i didn't think it was worth the chance of fighting a disease for the rest of my life...i like my stomach...if u are happy with yours and don't want to take the chance of ruining it or being left with a huge ugly scar or worse,a disease, then don't do it...also be sure if u get it done to go to the best place possible...not one that is unsanitary etc...good luck!

 

Answer by Mary-ann
Submitted on 3/16/2006
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Omg ma belli is soo infected...i ave dis blister thng on the top whole nd omg it kills...dont know why i gat it caz i clean it regulary ...i went to the place i gat it done at nd dey said it myt be bcaz i sleep on ma tummy nd said to get some dispirin nd make it into a paste nd put it on der...so yer i suggest uz should try dis if u have ne problems...dont know if it works but ill c

 

Answer by help!
Submitted on 3/17/2006
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hey i got my belly button pierced and it forms like a weirdish yellowish and even sometimes green crust around the holes where its pierced. and the skin between the top and bottom hole for the last couple of days has been peeling! whats wrong and what should i do?
email me at: alexandrarose09@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Teresa
Submitted on 3/20/2006
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Every time I get my belly button pierced it tends to rip out. I do it on purpose or any thing I think that its just my body rejecting it or something, but I don't know if I should get it repierced again or not?

 

Answer by Laur
Submitted on 3/24/2006
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Hey. I just got my naval pierced like one day ago, and the top hole is kinda red. The wierd thing is that it turned red after I washed it. I washed it about 4 hours ago, and it's still red. How do I know if I'm gonna get an infection?

 

Answer by Catey
Submitted on 3/25/2006
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I'm almost 14 and I just got my bellybutton done a couple days ago on vacation. Is it normal for it to hurt if u turn wrong or stretch? Second, my piercer told me to leave room on both sides of the piercing (mines a barbell) but there's no room on either side. Is this normal? Are the holes too far apart or is it just swelling and it will go away? Also when i clean it and i push up or down so i can clean the whole thing it hurts pretty bad and gets red and irritated. Is it supposed to do this from washing it??

 

Answer by Catey
Submitted on 3/25/2006
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GURLIE- No, you cant go swimming. You have to avoid hot tubs, public pools, lakes, and even baths(not showers). But only during the healing process, once its healed u can go swimming ect.

 

Answer by Haggz
Submitted on 3/27/2006
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If it's red and has a little puss there's no problem what so ever, that's just the healing process. Like you other guys said if it has green puss coming out then there's a sign you should get it checked in case of infection. :)
Ps: If all you girls are worried just go get it checked...

 

Answer by Isobel
Submitted on 3/29/2006
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I got my belly button pierced almost4 weeks ago it was fine and all the redness pretty much went away until yesterday night when it started to have puss coming out and it got really red. my cousin said it could be because i'vebeen sleeping on my stomach the last couple nights and its a round one. Could this be an infection or just from sleeping on my stomach. the puss is white not green.

 

Answer by bri michelle
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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IvE hAd My BeLlY bUtToN PiErCeD fOr A wEeK aNd ItS fInE bUt Im AfRaiD oF mY BoDy ReJeCtInG iT tElL mE wHaT tO Do..and to you who were wondering how long it takes for them to heal..my piercer told me you could have it for years and it could still be healing..she also told me not to change it, take baths or get into water such as lakes or pools for 6 months there could be bacteria in the water and could cause  serious infection..also whoever said they used neosporin..DONT.. it has a chemical or sumthin in it that resembles bleach and can cause infection

 

Answer by Lisa
Submitted on 3/30/2006
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ok so i have only had my piercing for a couple of weeks but after i clean my piercing it like gets really red and a bump appears and is sorta a purpley color and then after it sorta swells down but it always comes back up every time i clean it...does anyone know if this is a start of an  infection or what i can do to stop it from coming back?? thanks, e-mail me at alisia7410@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Danceforme
Submitted on 3/31/2006
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I've had my belly button pierced for about 2 months now. I got the bottom pierced because the piercer said I had the perfect belly button for one, better than getting it done at the top. Recently I've developed a bump inside my belly button were the ring goes through it. It's not hard like a keliod, but I don't know what it is. It's soft and squishy. I clean it every day, but still it's there. Does anybody have any idea what it is?

 

Answer by lexii
Submitted on 4/2/2006
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kay so im thinking about getting mi belly button pierced soon for summer... how long do you have to wait before you can go swimming!??? thankx!

 

Answer by rach
Submitted on 4/4/2006
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my piercing is completely healed but i have this red bump right beside the top hole of my piercing and I've been cleaning it with salt water and alcohol 2 a day for the past week but it still hasn't gone down.
what should i do??

 

Answer by ?
Submitted on 4/5/2006
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Navel piercings don't hurt but you may feel a sting afterwards it dosen'tlast long they take 6 months to heal or 2 years but if anybody wants to get theirs done get it done it's well worth it

 

Answer by Amanda
Submitted on 4/11/2006
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my advice to any body with navel prices
1. try to leave the peircing alone {i knew it's hard not to knew it is there}
2.to make a sea salt soak buy the sea salt rocks from the drug store crush one piece of it and mix it with a shot glass full of water
then place the glass over the piercing
and leave there for 10 Minos to clean out any infection
3.DO NOT USE SOAP OF ANY KIND or peroxide.alcohol it will create a infection
4.if you do get an infection mix the sea salt as you normally would do then add one drop of tea tree oil do this for a week .if it doesn't seem to get better in a week go to a Doctor
5.while in the shower wash your hands and move it around letting the water run though it that should help as well and don't do anything to your piercing without your piercers advice
6. use toilet paper to dry the piercing or q-tips

 

Answer by sisi123
Submitted on 4/12/2006
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hey guys! i got my belly button pierced sometime in feb... it was doing really well like I cleaned it 2 times a day like your supposed to.. since the past like 2 weeks it has been bleeding, not alot but still bleeding and only from the bottom hole. I look at my belly button and on the bottom hole it looks like the inside of my stomach or belly button is coming out.. it doesnt hurt at all... I wash it everyday and it always seems to get better right after I wash it but wen im out it seems like it gets worse but then I get home to wash it and its better again... theres no green discharge or nething like that.. just some blood and it doesnt hurt at all.. i think this is soo wierd and I dont noe what to do but I just keep cleaning it daily and untill it starts to hurt real bad and bleed alot more im just going to keep going wat im doing then ill contact a doctor if it gets any worse.. hehe k just thought i wus share bc i notice some of u are having the same problem.. just thoughti shud say keep washing it and tell a doctor or the place u got it pierced wat is happening so they can tell u wat is going on...

 

Answer by miss jen
Submitted on 4/13/2006
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i was wondering what is the sea salt soaks =s can some one tell me please

 

Answer by Sweetie
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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i wanna join this!!

 

Answer by Honey
Submitted on 4/14/2006
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ok look guys i gotten my belly piercing like hmmm about 2-3 weeks ago maybe more and its not healing it doesnt hurt at all nothing it just looks bad and im wondering if its normal or is it infected plzz some one answer me?I dont know what to do and I dont want to go see a doctor and im not going to because my parents DO NOT KNOW!!!!the only one that knows is my sister which is 19 years old and she has it pierced too shes been having it for like 3 years she has a daughter and it did not close her piercing didnt close what should I do plzzz some one help me!!!!!!

 

Answer by susie
Submitted on 4/15/2006
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i really want to get my naval pierced. I was just wondering if it is better to get a ring, barbell, or some other thing. I sleep on my stomach and i was wondering if this would affect the piercing. also, is the summer time a good time to get it done?

 

Answer by Sandy
Submitted on 4/20/2006
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I have my belly button pierced and the guy said to use all natural soap and to use contact solution to rinse. but i got online and they told me to soak my belly button with a cup of warm water for 5min. and then use the all natural soap. after washing with soap rinse well and then soak your belly button with a cup of the solution for 2 mins and wash off with water then dry with paper towel.
Well I have been doing it and it works great. I got my belly button done about a month ago and it looks really good no redness it just looks healthy and i dont get any white discharge anymore. i advise everyone to try it.

 

Answer by Cassie
Submitted on 4/21/2006
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Well I have had mine done for about 1 year and i just recently got the bottom done so therefore I have two yes very cute lol :) and um well what is going on is called rejection your skin is not wanting to heal with the metal in your body don't take it out and when you change it I don't recommend you leave it out for a while don't worry mine did the same thing It will get better I promise it does heal and it will look alot better but it will always look like something is coming out of your belly button but thats the healing process!

 

Answer by maniactaz
Submitted on 4/22/2006
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please help! i have just had my nose pierced and it was fine until today. the stud shrunk into my nose i can grab it but it is very painful if anyone has some advise please contact me on maniactaz1991@hotmail.co.uk
thankyou

 

Answer by closed_up
Submitted on 4/23/2006
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I got my naval pierced about 8 months ago, it started to look like my body was rejecting the piercing. it had the red/pink stuff around the bottom whole and it had discharge and "crust". I got scared so I took it out, but now that summer is coming around I'm really wishing I hadn't done that. I was wondering, should I get it re-pierced at a different place? or just leave it closed up?

 

Answer by eeryel
Submitted on 5/10/2006
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I guess after reading the myriad of complaints about aftercare it makes me wonder why your piercer didn't give you this information himself (or herself...). I got a pamphlet with answers to all these questions. Perhaps I should just post it? I just got mine pierced two days ago at Avant Garde in West Allis, WI, and they did a wonderful job. I have had no problems, no secretions, and very little pain. I love it! Anywho, here goes.

Your piercing may:
-Bleed a little for the first few days
-Be tender, slightly red, itchy, or bruised for a few weeks.
-Redness may exist for a few months to almost a year
-Secrete a whitish-yellow fluid, which may form on the jewelry.
-Tighten around the jewelry as it heals, making turning difficult
-The jewelry may fold over to one side. Do not force it to stand straight, your body is just finding a more comfortable position.

Caring For Your Piercing:
-Use one of the following liquid antibacterial soaps-
-Almay Hypocare
-Lever 2000
-Dial
-Softsoap
-If you are sensitive to triclosan, try one of the following:
-Clearly Natural (iodine)
-NutriBiotic (grapefruit seed)
-Wash your hands well before cleansing. Run water over the piercing to help soften and remove any crusted matter around the piercing and jewelry. Then with a little antibacterial soap rotate the jewelry or in the case of a barbell move back and forth, working the soap into the piercing for about 2-3 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly, removing any residue of soap. Do this two times a day, but no more. Cleaning too frequently may damage skin cells, but not enough cleaning may invite infection. When not cleaning the piercing leave it alone, do not play with it.

For Added Healing:
-The use of one or both of the following will aid in the healing process
-Vitamin C - 3000 mg in mineral ascorbate  form, especially for vegetarians
-Compresses- Make a compress out of paper or a clean wash cloth and run warm to hot water over it until saturated. Apply to piercing for 10-15 minutes. Do this once a day only.
-H2Ocean- To keep it clean during the day, but not as a substitute for daily cleaning with soap.

Keeping it Clean:
-Avoid wearing anything over your naval, such as belts, tight pants, or other restrictive clothing.
-Any oral or physical contact should be avoided or gentle until the piercing heals
-If you must wear something over your naval, protect it with a piece of gauze taped over it or Band-aid.
-Swimming in pools, hot tubs, lakes, or oceans should be avoided for as long as possible but at least for 24 hours after the piercing

Removing or Changing Your Jewelry:
-The piercing will not be healed for several years
  -The jewelry should not be removed during the initial healing period. to do so may result in the loss of the piercing and/or severe scaring or keloiding
-If you must remove the jewelry for medical reasons before it is completely healed, call us (your piercer); there are plastic retainers available to replace the surgical steel until you can reinsert the jewelry
-You can change your jewelry in about 3 to 6 months.
-If you permanently remove the jewelery usually only a small indentation will result.

Infections
-Infections are caused by contact with bacteria, fungi, or other living pathogens and can be traced to any one of the following:
-Touching the piercing with unwashed hands, yours or someone else.
-Oral contact- with any other body, including your own
-Contact with hair, cosmetics, unwashed clothing or bedding
-Symptoms
-Redness and swelling
-Sensation of heat at the site of the piercing
-Pain- throbbing, spreading, or excessive
-Discharge- that is colored greenish or grayish
-What to do
-Do not remove the jewelry! Doing so will only result in increasing the problem by closing off the holes, stopping the discharge of the infectious secretions
-Call or visit your piercer and show him/her the piercing. Or see your physician. A call or a stop in may be all that is needed in most cases.

Common Problems
-Vigorous, over cleaning can cause a symptom similar to an infection. The skin may appear to be red, very tender and shiny with a clear discharge.
-Irritation caused by rubbing of tight or heavy clothing
-Tearing caused by rough activity.
-Rough sexual activity. Always make sure the piercing is protected from contact with other fluids.
-Secretions on or around the ring/barbell. This is normal; regular cleaning will remove this crusty material.
-Poor diet, stress, or illness may cause the piercing to take longer to heal.
-Excessive movement of the jewelry can cause redness, discharge, keloids, rejection, or migration of the piercing.
-Metal allergy- only in rare cases will this happen. How to tell? the area will feel hot and sore or the jewelry will pull away from the piercing causing a large cavity instead of healing around it, as in a normal piercing.
-The use of gold-plated, gold filled, sterling silver, or Lucite in an unhealed piercing can cause infections. Only surgical steel (316L), niobium, or titanium should be used in new piercings.

Is the piercing growing out?
-Naval piercings will tend to migrate toward the surface as they heal; this is normal. But if it gets too close to the surface, contact your piercer for solutions to the problem.

Estimated Healing Times:
-This is an average time; your time may vary depending upon how you take care of your piercing and your diet.
-Initial healing time is 6 to 9 months
-Permanent time is 2 to 3 years.
-Do not hang anything from your navel piercing during the initial period or for any extended time after. There are charms available that are safe to use, but consult your piercer before use; otherwise they could cause the piercing to pull out.

(C) Jim Melotte

 

Answer by marissa
Submitted on 5/11/2006
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Hi i'vehad my navel piercing for about 9 months now and the top part is reddish and it looks like my skin is trying to push the piercing out. It's also constantly surrounded by white-ish stuff. Its happened to me a couple times actually and has gone away, but it keeps coming back. help? email me at xidolessxv@yahoo.com

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 5/13/2006
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well, i have been thinking of geting my belly button peirced. after reading everything i really dont care bcuz my peircing can comeout anyway(it seams). i dont really care if it hurts 4 like a week or so........ but if it can get seriously infected plzzzz tell me. i cant let my mom know so i guess i just need to buy the products myself so if u can tell me tht too, great. u can tell me wut i need to know at ihatefungry65@aim.com

 

Answer by nessa_na
Submitted on 5/13/2006
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ive had my pircing for three days ive slept on my stomach and i havent had the blister thing i do have the red ring and white discharge but ive been told its toatly normal.

 

Answer by ferro dude chic
Submitted on 5/18/2006
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la la la la la la

 

Answer by woried
Submitted on 5/27/2006
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OK i have had my navel pierced for 3months and there is like redness on the top hole but not on the bottom and im woried because i think that it might be infected how can i tell if it is infected because I just want it to heal please HELP I clean it everyday in the shower I put sea salt on it everyday also if you have any advice I would like to hear it thanks.

 

Answer by Haddie
Submitted on 5/29/2006
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Mine is quite infected too.. i have a red lump at the bottom of it. I squeezed it and some yellowy puss came out.. but then i flushed with water and left it. Last time it went down in like a day but i think its come bck because i play with it (and maybe because i sleep on my stomach)!
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Answer by cheergurl
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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Well of course everyone has a different body and everyones body will react differently!! But don't worry if you get crust on your bellybutton it only means that it is healing just like when you get a cut a scab forms telling you that it is healing it is the same exact thing. Now if you changed your jewelery and you are having some problems then it might mean that the jewelry is either not 100% steel or your body is allergic to it. Then if you are having discharge come out it is OK as long as it is white or yellowish because it is just fluids coming out because remember you pierced your body... If it TURNS GREEN GET A DOCTOR   (go to your Doctor or piecer but if it gets too severe contact a physician)   =)

 

Answer by Bluee
Submitted on 5/30/2006
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ok so i just got my piercing a couple days ago and its really red ontop and sore... does this just mean my body isnt used to it and its just sore from the initial piercing or could it be infected?

 

Answer by emochick22
Submitted on 6/1/2006
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Hey. I have had my belly button done for over 2 months now. when you push up the belly bar too high you will find a weird red thing. This is your skin inside your stomach. You will only get it until it has healed. And also to "TARYN" i live in Spain and i went in to the sea and my pool 2 weeks after i got mine done and it is fine. Also i changed mine last night and it didn't hurt at all so. Also the bump at the top is just your skin where it has been pierced, you will have that for most of the time you will av it pierced so don't worry about it!! It is normal for it to be there. Usually they are darker than your normal skin a sort of pinky redy color. If any one wants to talk anymore about belly button piercings then my msn addy is emo-chick22@hotmail.com so feel free to add me so you can talk!! xxxx

 

Answer by Maggie
Submitted on 6/1/2006
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i have had my naval pierced for about 3 months now. if you are thinking of getting it pierced try to get it with a barbell not a ring. The rings tends to get caught on clothing and not heal right. The yellowish discharge is completely normal. and make sure to spin it too. It helps to use somekind of ointment too, like neosporin. DONT CHANGE IT TOO EARLY!

 

Answer by love_piercing
Submitted on 6/4/2006
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hi there....my belly ring is healing juss fine but when i look at other pictures of people with belly ring theirs look like their chunch of belly meat is more than mines...mines is juss a little piece that when i try to put the pretty rings on it it looks like its gonna fall right off...i've only had it for 3 months...should i juss take it out? or is it normal?

 

Answer by tonya
Submitted on 6/10/2006
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Ok all of you guys who have just recently had their navel pierced, redness and a discharge is compleatly normal. You have just given your body a seriouse puncture wound. of coarse it's goint to be red and there will probably be some degree of pain untill it heals. As for the discharge; if it is a clear, white, or VERY light yellow it is simply the dead white blood cells being discharged from the body. The discharges should continue untill the piercing is healed.

If you've had the piercing more than 2 years, and still have these simptoms you may have a problem, or then again you may just take longer to heal.

As far as the red blister like skin, this is not a good sign. If you have this, you may be intolorent to the metal and you body may be rejecting the piercing. This would most likely be caused by a nickle allergy. Most women have this allergy, but it remaines dorment untill trigered by something like a piercing made of the metal, then even external jewlry made of this will trigger a reaction.

Try going back to the piercer and have them replace the curent jewlry with gold or titanium. Even if you were told that the jewlry is made of sergical grade stainless steal, there is usualy some trace of nickle in the jewlry.

If after this change, the red blister like thing does not go away, you may have an infectio, if this happens try doing one more cleaning a day (you should already be cleaning it 2 times a day) and try adding another sea salt so soke to your daily regiment (you should already be doing this 1 to 2 times a day).

If this doesn't help you can try using hydrogen peroxide ONCE a week, but no more, Otherwise you will irritate the piercing.
Also, it is extreamly important to DILUTE the peroxide to at least 1/3 it's origional strangth.

If this doesn't help, go to the doctor and don't wait! Because if unatended an inection can become systematic throught the blood stream, which can kill you.

It is also important to remember that you should NEVER put ANY ointment (like niosporine or vasiline)unless it is perscribed by the doctor specificly for the piercing (don't put a cream perscribed for an infected scrape on an infected piercing). This is because it will deprive this inside of the piercing from oxigen and it WILL NOT heal. The doctor may perscribe antibiotics andi if s/he does it is important to take them untill they are gone, otherwise the infection may come back.

Another reason that the piercing may be acting up like this is becuase can become irritated by tight clothing, belts, lotions, perfumes, bubble baths, and other things. If this is the case, try removing the suspected culprit of the irritating.

It is important to note that if the piercing is in fact infected you should NOT take out the piercing. The piercing acts as a draining device. Without it the whole will close and the puss will not be able to drain, resulting in an abcess. These are incredible painful and sometimes need medical attention.

Keeping all of this in mind. If none of these are the reason for your piercing's odd behavior, keep in mind that some bodys will not tolorate a piercing. In this case, even without a metel allergy, your body will reject the piercing.

Well that's about all I know about navel piercings. I know it's a bit long to read, but I hope it was useful.

















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Answer by Jen
Submitted on 6/14/2006
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I've had my naval pierced twice now..neither time hurt me to get done it was actually quite pleasant The first one I had for about 11 months and I didnt know that it can take a long time to heal I was very impatient and I got scared so I removed it. This one I have now Ive had in for about 5 or six months it still isnt healed yet but apparently my body doesnt heal fast for my naval rings. I've had two children and two naval piercings within the last 4 years so I'm a little slow at the healing process but as long as I'm careful with the types of clothes I wear it should be fine. both time I was pierced with  ring and neither time did i like the ring..So I replaced it with a barbell which slowed the healing process some but it was worth it because I dont experience the same types of pains. mine has never had puss or blood or any of the oozing that others experience i had crust and redness and sometimes it was even purple around the holes when I skipped cleanings... Just be careful with your body take care of yourself and if your gut tells you somethings wrong, go to the doctor. I love my piercing and I hope it heals just fine now and good luck to all of you...

 

Answer by help
Submitted on 6/15/2006
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WHEN YOU PIERCE YOUR BELLY BUTTON YOURSELF, WHERE SHOULD YOU PUT THE WHOLE? PLEASE REPLY. everytime i do this it slowly comes out and ooks like its been ripped out. can you tell me why? thank you

 

Answer by ashley
Submitted on 6/19/2006
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Is 14 too young for a naval piercing?? my parents said I am too young but i kno quite a few ppl with them my age
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Answer by karen15717
Submitted on 6/20/2006
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First of all let me start off by saying I am a mother of three and I had all three of my children natural with NO DRUGS I am 33 so I figured how bad could it hurt so about two years ago I decided myself to peirce my naval however I did not think it was worth paying someone to do it so we have Horses and give them shots all the time so I used a horse needle and peirced it myself I changed it to a different belly ring the very next day and it NEVER once got infected and the only thing I used was Band-Aid Antiseptic wash and I never had one problem however as time went one my skin shrunk so bad because I didn't get enough skin in nor did I do it thick enough so I decided to take it out and go get it professional done.(Which by the way does not hurt at all) Anyway the woman who did it told me to use antibacterail soap and sea salt and doing just that It got a big bubble in the middle of both holes and it drained blood and liquid out of it when i popped it. So needless to say I went straight to the store and bought the Band-Aid Antiseptic wash and it is healing fine...... Bottom line is I believe mine got infected because I had so much scar tissue inside from the first peircing and she disrupted it by putting in the second one and some people heal faster than others my daughter is 13 and got hers done about three months ago and she used sea salt and hers is perfectly fine and healed however I don't believe the sea salt is the answer for me I believe the Band-Aid antiseptic wash is my answer.... Everybody's body is different so just because one thing works for one does not mean it will work for all.......

 

Answer by annette
Submitted on 6/20/2006
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well I've had my navel done now four weeks and it's almost done healed, did the sea water baths(i live in caribbean) epsom salts soaks, bathe with antibatirial soap and moved it up and down evryday..it worked for me..I am now 97% healed

 

Answer by Ei
Submitted on 6/21/2006
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I had my belly pierced for two months now and I was told that after a month I could change the ring, so I tried to recently. I put in a s.s. barbell and noticed it was red at the top hole, so I took it out and put the original ring back it and started cleaning it again. I just wanted to know if the reason its red is because it was irrated from changing it or because I changed it too soon.I know its definitly not infected because theres no puss, just redness at the top hole.Anyway, if you have any ideas why its like this, Id appriciate your advice...thanks!

 

Answer by nikki
Submitted on 6/22/2006
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is it better to get a ring or barbell? Is it ok to be excersising and  stretching your body afterwards or is it better to not stretch your stomach muscles at all because karate is a big part of my life. does that h2 spray work good?
email, cabingrl@hotmail.com

thanks, nikki.

 

Answer by megan
Submitted on 6/23/2006
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I have had mine now for almost a week I am 16 years old I kinda of touched it alot, so right now its really sore and red. I called the piercing place and asked if it was normal for it to be sore and red and kinda oozing the white yucky crap. he said yes. So that made me feel better then he told me make sure I do not touch it with unwashed hands. Then I thought Well oops! So I have been washing it. Also my mom asked our pharmacist. and that H2ocean stuff if you don't want to buy that you can buy saline. You can find pure saline in nasal spray but spray it on a cotton ball. I call the piercer, he also approved the "nasal spray" stuff. It must be normal so I  just hope it doesn't get terribly infected and the only time I am touching it is when I am cleaning it.  

 

Answer by pegster
Submitted on 6/25/2006
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I got my belly button pierced at the end of february. since then its healed nicely, and then it got caught on my Sweetheart Swirl formal dress, and it was really red for a little while, but it began to heal again....

only now... the skin right above my navel which is pierced keeps getting smaller. I think my skin is healing under the piercing, kind of kicking the ring out of my body slowly but surely....

but darnit... i want it! what should i do about this?

 

Answer by a[L]ly
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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i got mai bellybutton pierced bout 8 weekz ago...dad had alwaiz sed that if i did he'd throw me outta the house and id neva get any piercings not even my ears...so wat did i du i went and got it done anywai...ime 14 so i got mai frend to call ova the fone n sai he was mai dad n it was fine...i looked afta it and its healing fine...it has a bit of white stuff but nothing else...i onli do salt water on it and it works...dad noes now...n he just ignored me for 3 daiz...now his ova it... and it realli doesnt hurt on a scale 1-20 i sai 1.5 it onli hurtz afta for a tiny bit and not much...i realli like having a pierced belybutton its gr8

 

Answer by MELONBABY
Submitted on 6/30/2006
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HEY YAW. I NO WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT. THAT STUFF HURTS. I HAVE HAD MINE DONE FOR LIKE 2 OR 3 MONTHS. IT'S WAS GREAT UNTIL MY DOG STEPPED ON IT AND MADE IT TWIST WEIRD. NOW IT IS RED AND HURTS SOMETIMES WHEN I TOUCH IT. I ALWAYS HAVE HAD A WHITE DISCHARGE THOUGH. I GUESS THAT IS NORMAL.  

 

Answer by ***Brtiney***
Submitted on 7/2/2006
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umm...ma belly pericing is swollen and it hurts....it makes my whole belly hurt sometimes wat can i do???.....should i justtake it out??

 

Answer by allissa
Submitted on 7/5/2006
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hey guys i have had mine done for 2 months and i changed it to a 14K gold ring and i woke up with it all red and a creamy discharge is that normal??

 

Answer by Stacyxo8@verizon.net
Submitted on 7/5/2006
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hey um im thinking about getting my bellybutton done and i wanted to know a few things. please email me with any information. (ex. about how long does it take to heal? what to clean it with and how many times a day? when can i change it and whats the best kind of jewelery to put in it? just anything you know.) thanks! -Stacy-

 

Answer by Tracy
Submitted on 7/6/2006
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Hey guys. I got mine pierced 2 weeks ago. it isnt bothering me at all. i didnt even clean or use any salt or soap. i just rubbed a little aloe vera onto it every other day. ive changed 2 rings in the past week. its like nothing. use aloe vera. it works.

 

Answer by net
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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Ive had my naval piercing for about over a year.gets infected all the time but nothing major.i just clean it and it goes back to normal.but when it does get infected it seems to get really itchy.is that normal?

 

Answer by jaz
Submitted on 7/8/2006
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hi every one i have just had mine done and i was wondering what i should clean it out with??

 

Answer by gaby
Submitted on 7/10/2006
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i had my navel done about 4 months ago and i just took it out because the skin starting getting so thin it was going to fall out soon.. and i think it was from over cleaning it i'mnot sure but i was wondering if i could get it re pierced and the same thing wont happen again

 

Answer by sneakie1001
Submitted on 7/13/2006
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hey every0ne wh0 is w0rried that there belly piercing is infected just relax y0u'll kn0w it's infected when green stuff starts c0ming 0ut 0f it. If y0u have yell0w 0r white watery liquid c0ming 0ut 0f it it's fine it's just dead bl00d cells that were in place 0f where y0ur skin was bef0re but n0w since y0u have a piercing there it's just c0ming 0ut but it's 0k it w0n't infect y0ur belly 0r anything s0 just relax, just make sure y0u clean it 2 times daily!! with sea salt water t0 be exact!!

 

Answer by lol, my name is Taryn too
Submitted on 7/16/2006
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well ive had mine pierced for 9 days now and it feels fine but theres just a red ring around the top but after reading what you guys said i think its normal so im not worried.. ive gone swimming in my pool twice already and clean it out about twice a day with some medication i got from my piercer. well ill see how its doing in a week or so before i try doing anything different.

 

Answer by Nikki
Submitted on 7/21/2006
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Hey, I got my naval piercing 7 weeks ago and i have the red/pink/discharge problem too but its still healing. i just wanna change the "healing process" ring that i got when i got it pierced...has anyone ever changed their naval ring after 2 months while it was still healing??

 

Answer by jcsmomma
Submitted on 7/23/2006
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I just had my naval pierced yesterday afternoon. It did not hurt, until I banged it. Today it is a little tender but I can move my ring up and down and side to side and it does not hurt. The say it takes 4 months to 1 year to fully heal. Mine seems to be healing quickly, I have the redness at the top but the bottom seems fine. My best friend has hers done and has had it done twice and she has had no problems use the sea salt and q- tips for cleaning

 

Answer by chica
Submitted on 8/7/2006
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ya i just pirced my navel 2 days ago and i went surfing yesterday..with all the getting up and moving the ring sorta ripped my skin and know the whole is really big and the skin holding it in is to thin..i need to know what to do...plz send me help at krazymarkie@hotmail.com....thx alot!!!

 

Answer by Rubi
Submitted on 8/10/2006
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hey i got my naval pierced bout 2 or three weeks ago....it think its been healing pretty well I've washed with dial soap everyday.... now I'm getting that whitish puss dischage coming out but u guys say its normal so i should;t worry rite?...and for girl who wants to know how long to wait before swimming my piercer said it dosnt matter..its ok to go swimmin like da next week...one more question my piercer changed my ring 4 days after how long to i have to wait to change it my self...and i cant take the top ball off id tried so hard but it dosnt...help!

 

Answer by shelly
Submitted on 8/12/2006
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Ive had my naval ring for 11 years now and it seems to me that alot of you are trying to hard to heal it and probably touching it alot and letting your friends touch it as well?? LEAVE IT ALONE....use bactine 3 xs a day move it around once a day just one quick lil spin to keep any hard stuff from forming and a sea salt a few xs a week JUST DONT TOUCH IT let it heal and DO NOT LET ANYONE PUT THEIR MOUTH ON IT saliva has many many germs

 

Answer by Marielle
Submitted on 8/12/2006
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If you think you have an infection you can go to this website and they tell you about infections in the navel and how to treat it-http://www.allpiercings.com/shop/infected-belly-rings-what-to-do.html.

Or if you just got your navel pierced and its not healing fast enough you can go check out this website and they have information for you on how to clean it and what not to use, etc. - http://www.allpiercings.com/shop/infected-belly-rings-what-to-do.html

both of those websites helped me a lot. I thought i had an infection but really it just wasn't healing. and i was using all the wrong cleaning products.

Hope i was able to help someone.

~Marielle~

 

Answer by Kaykay
Submitted on 8/17/2006
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hey i got my belly button pierced like about 3 weeks ago and when i took it out 2 clean it and some red stuff came out...normally it will be white...so i started bleeding...does that mean its infected??
you can reach me at shortiiso0fly163@aol.com

 

Answer by Sara
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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I am thirteen years old and i got mine peirced 5 days ago. I read these things like 24/7 i was so nervous about getting it done. Afterword i felt soo dumb  the peircing took 5 seconds, honestly i thought peircing my ears hurt...you would never guess but getting ur bellybutton peirced was like nuthing.

aftercare: i recommend w/e the peircer suggests,  buy the cleaning products!!!!!
its sooo increibly easy to get ur bellybutton infected, be ready to take care of it or else it will look like crap and mess your bellybutton up.

 

Answer by ladylisha17
Submitted on 8/23/2006
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I had my naval pierced but i think it got infected so i let it close up. It's been closed for a while but now i want 2 get it re-pierced. Wat do I do?

 

Answer by Pinkladylu
Submitted on 8/29/2006
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Heya i got my belly button pierced today n it wrecked lol! Obviously i really really really don't want it to get infected, are there any tips that would help prevent it getting infected?? Thanks for any help =D n anyone thats doubting getting it done go for it i love mine already only had it for 4 hours!! =p cheers! x x

 

Answer by RoseyPokes
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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okay first of all... ive had my naval pierced a week now... and if there is yellowish or whitish stuff commin out.. thats normal.. that means its healing...but if puss comes out.. then that may mean its irregular... umm... ive also had the redish goin on around my piercing... i think thats normal because it doesnt hurt... so it prollie may mean im just very light skin...ive been using hydrogen peroxide to reduce redness

 

Answer by *Anna*
Submitted on 9/6/2006
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ive had my belly button pierced 3 times now.the first time my body rejected it so it pulled out forward and ripped out,so i got it done the second time,and it done the same,so i decided to try getting it done one more time-i got it re-done 2 months ago now and it is fine.it is all healed up and looks stunning. xxxx

 

Answer by PunkChick16
Submitted on 9/6/2006
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I have had my naval pierced for 2 months and 6 days and the only problem I have had with mine is that it turned a little red around the top and the bottom holes but then it went away and know all it does is give off this yellowish discharge and my piercer said that that is perfectly normal oh and as for SASHA It dose not't't't'hurt to bad I was told that it would by my friends and my piercer told me that it would be quick and he was right it only took like 5 seconds and you can't even see them do it because your head is tilted back oh and the advice about taking in someone you trust is true my mom went in with me and that made me feel a lot better because I din'really trust s stranger with a needle and my mom watched everything he did.oh plus guys love it I don't know why but they do I don't know how many guys asked to see mine. Oh and by the way the most pain that you will feel comes after the piercing and that is only for the first day and it just hurts when you are sitting up and laughing and when you bend down or something like that and it is really easy to keep clean all I have to do is spray h2ocean on it every 3 to 4 hours.But the bad part about it is that you can't go swimming or tan for a coupe of weeks.I just need to know how you can tell if it is healed. so someone please tell me .Bye!!!

 

Answer by doganiram
Submitted on 9/13/2006
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Hey everyone! I'm thinking of getin my belly button pierced but I'm a dancer so  have to wear leotards and I have people picking me up all the time and stuff...I have 3 months summer holiday so i could get it done then but if i treat it properly would it have time to heal? And would it give me any trouble when dancing (i dance about 6 hours a day)? I really want to do it but I just don't know if it's possible under these conditions if someone could give me their advice I would be very greatful!:) doganiram@gmail.com

 

Answer by Karii.ox
Submitted on 9/14/2006
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okai well i had my top belly pierced and i noticed it wasnt healing rite den ti got ripped out yeah it suxs but then i got the bottom dun and its lookin good except its weird cuz the top of it isnt red at all and the bottom is idk wats going on but they did say it could reject and rip out cuz im only 14 but actually it is healing better then the top and hasnt shown any signs of ripping out if you have any questions about anything email me wrestling_chic@hotmail.com thanks guyz so much


karii.ox

 

Answer by kim
Submitted on 9/21/2006
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in regards to crooked belly piercings:

when i got mine done it was crooked, like noticably crooked. i was a bit dissapointed, but then over about a 2 months period of healing it has basically straightened up completly. It just healed into shape. If you just got it done and are dissapointed and wondering whether to take it out, just leave it in for about 2 months because it might fix itself like mine :)

 

Answer by marlene
Submitted on 9/24/2006
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Ok... well I've had my piercing for about 3 months n like a week ago I got this little bump on the top right side... Its kinda red and sometimes it looks purple... I don't know what to do...PLZ Some 1 help! My email address is hernandez6419@comcast.net... If anyone can help I will really appreciate it...

 

Answer by IRENE
Submitted on 9/25/2006
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I have had my piercing for about 5 weeks. The bottom of the navel if fine but the top is red. I was wondering if this is normal? I still get the crusting. But Everything is fine it dont hurt or anything. Also I was wondering where can u buy Sea salt at? Can I just go to a grocery store and purchase it or do u go to a pet store and purchase it? I need help for that. thanks email me at STARYEYE_18@YAHOO.COM  for the answers.

 

Answer by Jessica
Submitted on 10/1/2006
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OK i want to get it done really bad but i dont no how long it will take. how long does it take? if you have any answers please email me sspnk19@aol.com thanx alot!

 

Answer by stefanieeeeee
Submitted on 10/10/2006
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k i just got mine done like a week ago ndd stupid me i went swimming in a public pool but my belly button got splashed alittle bit ndd now its all red and wen i clean it this yellowish colour liquid comes out does that mean its infected if it is can sum1 tell me wat to buy to help it heal?

 

Answer by Vegetarian.
Submitted on 10/13/2006
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I got mine pierced last Sunday.
I am getting a whitish discharge.
But, I clean it 3 or 4 times a day.
With antibacterial soap, a spray on antiseptic my piercer suggested, and sea salt.
Is it infected?
Or just healing?

 

Answer by brenda
Submitted on 10/26/2006
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The reason why it might be infected is you might be allergic to the barbell,or you might be changing it way to much because my friends mom did mine and I talked to her and she asked me all the questions and she said it could be any of these or it might be that If you changed it you might not of cleaned it first

 

Answer by morena
Submitted on 10/30/2006
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i got my belly button done about a week ago and i noticed that the top of my belly button ring is REALLY red and it hurts when i touch it and the weird thing is the bottom is fine it dosen'thurt its a little bit red and its discharging and crusting so if you guys can help me in any way please email me at italy_rules7@hotmail.com so email me ASAP please its starting to scare me :P

 

Answer by stacey from belfast
Submitted on 11/3/2006
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i went swimming 2 weeks after my navel was pierced. i put this stuff on called ' metal anti-septic' which protects your piercing.


if anyone puchases this stuff then put it on before you get in2 the pool and after

follow this and your piercing should be fine. but ask your doctor first incase you have an allergic reaction  

 

Answer by scaredd
Submitted on 11/5/2006
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well i pierced my belly all by myself.. like 2 weeks ago.. i have taken care of it.. like doin what im supposed to... but for some reason.. where the two holes are (top and bottom) its hard... and its always red... i dunno what to do.. any suggestions are welcome on my email... alan070503@yahoo.com.. please help!! thanxx... im so afraid that even if i take out the ring and let it grow out.. it will always be red and hard... HELP!!

 

Answer by Hannah
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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I've had my belly button pierced for about 5 months now and its been fine up until the other day..i noticed that the bottom part will get alittle crusty and stick to the top of my belly button, which has happened before, no big deal..but this time when i go to fix it, i notice that theres alittle tissue sticking out from the top of my navel..its pink and has alittle blood in it it looks but it doesnt bleed. it's not noticeable to anyone else unless i point it out to them but im afraid its not going to heal well or its going to get infected or grow even more. how do i get it to go away? i used H2Ocean when i got it done to clean it but ran out and had just been using dial soap to clean it for about 2 and a half months. can i use anything else to clean it? please email me at h_marie_d@yahoo.com if you have ANY answers for me! THANKS, Hannah

 

Answer by Lennea
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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I think mine is infected but not too bad just yet. One thing thats not neccessarily an infection is when it looks like the outeredge is hardening/flaking or coming out but softens or goes back when bathed. I asked my piercer and was told its scar tissue, it needs to do that so leave it alone. I carried on cleaning and left the excess alone and now its gone. But the bottom hole has started to scab a little and there'ssometimes not when I clean it, but not at the top. I'm not taking it out though, I'm gonna carry on cleaning exactly as advised, it worked before. Also I think it's pretty careless to do things your advised not to do, like touching, using public pools, changing before the recommended time, if something DOES happen piercer's won't take lightly to it. It'd be your own fault if something went wrong and I don't sympathise when people ruin there piercings. You got it pierced, so do things properly, don't expect any exceptions or to be "lucky" all the time. Oh and also, don't rely on internet sources, their's so many different versions of what your supposed to do and are often old and outdated.

 

Answer by Lennea
Submitted on 11/6/2006
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I just noticed someone asking about how to clean, for starters don't use soap or any product on it. Some piercers tell you to but their dumb and don't really know much if they advise that. Use a salt water solution, piercings are wounds and will often react to chemicals or extra ingrediants in products, a reaction will become an infection and if you kept cleaning with soap it'd become worse. The best salt to use is pure salt or alternatively sea salt. Some people use saline but I never have and I'm not too informed on it so can't advise that. The way I do it is get a 1/2 a pint of boiled water, add 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and mix together. Use an eggcup if you can or a small glass and hold it over your belly button for a minimum of 2 mins. I always do mine for 10 mins, mostly because I feel 2 mins isn't enough. I prefer warm nearly hot water too because I figure it opens the pores and cleans out the surrounding area so less chance of bacteria. Do this a maximum of 2 times a day, if you think it's healing well go to once a day until your convinced its fully healed. Cleaning too often can be just as bad as not cleaning ( causes irritation, excessive scar tissue, dry out surface tissue ) Oh and DON'T use cotton wool, use non-fibrous tissue paper to dry or wipe away debris. Fibrous tissue and cotton wool can leave fibres in the healing piercing and cause infection. And thats all I know about cleaning :)

 

Answer by chelsea
Submitted on 11/7/2006
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Hey All!!!
Good Advice for those with infected piercings or ones that have white stuff coming out or redness. Wait about 8 months and if it still looks like that...take it out. It's usually a sign of outgrowth (you're piercing is slowly growing out!!!!) I know it sucks, but if you take it out and get it repierced like 6 months later, the scar tissue will hold it in and it will not do all the nasty stuff it did before. Naval peircings take the longest to heal. I have had mine peirced 3 times on the top and once on the bottom. If your piercer is good enough it won't hurt, but the bottom one hurts a lot!!! Advice: if you don't mind spending all the cash- I have had mine pierced so many times  bc eventually it gets in the way or it just starts to look funny (with the red and the white suff) and that's just not attractive so it's easier to give your skin a break. I guess it is only good if you can brave that needle many times:) Good Luck Chicas!

 

Answer by Nicola
Submitted on 11/11/2006
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hey everyone! my bellybutton has been done for about 3 months now and it still isnt healed at all , but i'veheard they take a year before they heal completely! i had that red "stuff" from the bottom of it and the bump at the top too but now i just have the bump at the top! lots of people have told me that it will go away by itself eventually, but the same thing happened to my nose piercing! when i eventually let my nose close up , it went away but i now have a scar there instead! i think my skin just doesnt agree with having bits of metal put through it...so anyone thinking of getting something pierced think VERY carefully about it unless you know your skin will heal well!

 

Answer by abbie
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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y is my belly piercing still crusty

 

Answer by Angelwingz
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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For THose Getting Infections, My Piercer Told Me To Use Bactine. I Have HAd My Pierceing For 3 wks Now And Already Changed It. I HAve Had No Infection And Its Not Even Sore ToTouch. Good Luck All.

 

Answer by sanna
Submitted on 11/13/2006
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i had my belly done a week ago nd it has white/yellow discharge coming out when i puch the ring up. i heard its normal UNLESS THE TOP IS REALLY REALLY RED AND GREEN DISCHAGE den its a problem... i just keep cleaning it. it doesent hurt. but the CRUST thing is a sing of healing my piercer said just clean it w salt nd water. its almost like a scab on a cut.  good luck 2 everyone nd me 2 lol... :)

 

Answer by kayla
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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omg H2Ocean is great you need to try it it is helping mine heal and its not really sore and i have had mine for about 4 days now it helps alot its a good thing to have

 

Answer by pumpkin
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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my belly button piercing has a bump at the bottom hole...im sure its infected...i need answers on what to do?

 

Answer by Cecily
Submitted on 11/14/2006
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I got my naval pierced about a month and a half ago and some days it seems like infected cause it hurts when I touch it or move it. but other days it seems fine and i feel no pain. it looks normal on the bottom on the piercing but on the top it has a redish circle around the holes and its not crusty like it was the first week I got it. some whitish fluid still comes out now and then. could it possibly be infected, I'm asking cause it hurts when I move it sometimes?

 

Answer by queen beotch
Submitted on 11/16/2006
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Ya'll are a bunch of stupid gits. If you suspect an infection, GO TO A DOCTOR, GET ON AN ANTIBIOTIC! Quit pouring a bunch of crap on your piercings, keep it clean with warm water, and stop touching it with filthy hands! Wash it off once, maybe twice a day, then leave it the hell alone!

 

Answer by Rei
Submitted on 11/17/2006
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Hey everyone. I am getting my naval pierced in a few weeks and wanted to know some details. I want to know: Needle Sivze, How Long the Piercing Takes, What to clean with & How Often, and stuff like that. My parents are not going to know about it, so I can't risk infection, please email me your replys at:  Babykikibird13@yahoo.com

Thanks, Rei

 

Answer by WOWGAL
Submitted on 11/23/2006
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I think that the important thing to remember is that everyones body heals differently and that you need to listen to it.  If you fear there is a problem, see a doctor who can give you a solution and offer advice.  I just got mine pierced and don't have swelling or redness, but bruising.  I keep in mind that, like someone stated earlier, that a foreign object has been placed in your body and it is reacting to it.  Best advice I can give is to follow the directions that were given to you and don't rush the healing process.

 

Answer by Ronie
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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I see some thick brown stough coming out my navel it look like jelly. I know its part of the healing process but it hurts when I cange my ring. One ring I wore had a little decoration on it and my piecing was hurting for like two days and now I had to change it

 

Answer by Lauren
Submitted on 11/24/2006
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well, i have had my belly button pierced for about a year now. i just used sea salt, soaked it for about 5 minutes about 3 times every day for a couple months and then it was fine. i have never had a problem with is. Also, I use Dial soap in the shower (make sure its non-scented) and after your all done in the shower, clean your belly button with it and make sure all the soap is off before getting out.

CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN it!!!! and DON'T change it until it's healed.
Good luck girls!

 

Answer by Haylee
Submitted on 11/25/2006
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I got my belly button pierced about 3 days ago, and everything seems to be really good so far. It hasn't had any secretions on it, and it hasn't shown any signs of being infected. I take multi-vitamins and clean it  like I was told.

Right now, it's a little bit sore and red around the holes. I'm beginning to fear that it's being rejected, because if I feel the skin in between the holes, I can feel a lump, and I'm not sure if that's the barbell being pushed up or just the tissue. Help?

 

Answer by Jackie
Submitted on 11/29/2006
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ive had my belly peirced for about 3 months, and recently it started to puss blood out. is it infected?

 

Answer by babe
Submitted on 12/4/2006
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all you 14 to 16 year olds..
please wait till your body stops growning than get your belly peirced...

would you want a pericing that looks off to the side or something?

 

Answer by Morgan
Submitted on 12/5/2006
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Ok, i just want to add something. Too all the people saying "Lyk omg i want to get mine done does it hurt?"

Yu are getting a piece of METAL [?] shoved through your skin. It is going to hurt. But do not worry, it depends where you go for the pain factor, and also your pain factor. Take someone, get them to hold your hand. I got mine done in March, and its still a little crusty, and it fell out once but i put another in straight away, and its healed really well though. Calm down. You WILL be fine.

Morgan x

 

Answer by Kubi
Submitted on 12/10/2006
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Hey I just got my belly button pierced about 2 months ago and my piercer gave me a sheet of information about piercings and this is what it says about the naval piercing below
It takes up to 6 to 12 months for the naval to pierce. (Pretty sure your piercers told you that)
For any body piercing, clean twice a day with a genital, antibacterial soap they suggested, satin soap, as it is very effective yet gentle. Do not rotate jewelry, but do cleanse well removing all secretions collected on jewelry. Cleaning should be done twice a day, not any more or less.
And the general information:
NEVER touch your new piercing unless you have first washed your hands! Touching it is the primary cause of infections if you donít wash your hands.
For faster healing take 50 mg of zinc daily and eat a healthy diet.
Do adjust your clothing as necessary during healing.
Do not ply with your piercing, over clean, go into hot tubs, and lakes.
Do Not use alcohol peroxide, neo-sporin, tea tree oil, hibicleanse, betadine, iodine, bactracin, etc...
Contact your piercer if you experience hives, itching, excessive discharge, or have a piercing that wonít heal.
Do not remove jewelry if you suspect infection with out first discussing with your piercer. Removal of jewelry can create a larger problem if an infection is present. Many times normal healing or irritation can be misinterpreted as infection. And discussing with your piercer may save a visit to your doctor. Infections are always a possibility when you have any opening in the skin, but with following proper after care as we have outlined you should be fine.  If you feel it needs to be seen by a doctor then of course do so.
When I got mine pierced it didnít hurt at all, you can ask to make sure everything is sterile, they told me what I had to do to help them, lay flat on your back, relax, they'll tell you when to breathe in and then breathe out and you'll feel a little pinch and it's over they just have to put the ring in. they told me to buy the rings @ a piercing place because store bought ones may cause infection sometimes, for about 2 weeks it did hurt when it was pressed up against or if I was laying on my belly. physical active sports arenít good because you may sweat and the sweat may go into your belly piercing and that will cause an infection, if you do end up doing something you should not be doing with the piercing clean immediately, do not remove the jewelry it will close up with in 10 minutes even if it's fully healed, and I was told I can't change the ring for a full year, the first time you change it my piercer suggested to go to your piercer and they will show you how to change and they may change it for free I have other information about other piercings so if you wish to contact me for more information please go to my myspace url:
http://www.myspace.com/kubi_angel and send a message to be stating the information you want with your email or just contact my email: KubiCat8@hotmail.com and put for the subject Piercing Info

 

Answer by horselover
Submitted on 12/16/2006
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ok well i got my belly pierced just over 3 months ago. im having the same problem. i have a blood blister type thing on the top hole of my belly ring and oozing coming outta the hole whenever i clean it. and it bleeds when i clean it as well. I clean it with sea salt and the soap my piercer gave me, every night and i dont know what else to do. if ne one has ne answers at all please e-mail me
xoxhorses4everxox@hotmail.com

 

Answer by maya00
Submitted on 12/25/2006
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Hey ok I got my navel piercing done about one week ago and it was doing fine until yesterday when I went to the gym and I didn't run or anything...but later on at night for Christmas dinner I also ate ALOT and it started to be really painful I'm not sure what's up. Also, I noticed this morning that the top part seems slightly off like its not in the middle. I'm not sure if it's always been like that or it's moved sideways is that even possible? Also, what kind of dial antibacterial are we supposed to use? just the normal ones u get in those small bottles everyone carries around? that doesnt seem right

 

Answer by Teags
Submitted on 12/29/2006
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hi girls
ummm i hav had my belly pierced for about 2 months now and am a little bit worried....... the top hole has got like a red bump around the ball please right back to this i am really worried.

 

Answer by kat
Submitted on 12/30/2006
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hey could someone help me!?! i got my navel piercing about a week ago (at most) and its discolored kinda reddish around the top hole and its very tender. also yesturday it was itchy! however it hasn't leaked any fluids or gotton swollen its just irratationg me like something feels like its poking my skin. its not warm (that i can tell because i don't want to touch it) and it doesn't bother me too much. i clean it 3 times a day with dial soap and water- and i use that H2Ocean spray too. I really like it and don't want to lose it so if you have any suggestions, or if you think its normal?? let me know. i hope its normal. my email is soparishilton@aol.com so please get back to me guys. i'm counting on you. i don't think its infected do you?

 

Answer by swpsweety8
Submitted on 1/3/2007
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This is for all You Girls out there with so many questions and problems. The One  SOLUTION TO YOUR PIERCING THAT IS GOING TO WORK MIRACLES NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS IS H20CEAN SPRY ITS ABOUT 12$ OR 15$ SOMETIMES. I PAYED 15$ FOR MINE BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT WILL HEAL YOUR PIERCING LOVELY. WHEN I GOT MY BELLY DONE FOR THE 2ND TIME IT STARTED HEALING REAL GOOD BECAUSE I USED DIAL SOAP THEN THE BOTTOM STARTED FORMING THE NASTY BUBBLE BUMP. AND IMMEDIATELY I WENT ON A HUNT FOR H20CEAN ITS BEEN A WEEK AND SOME DAYS AND MY THE NASTY BUBBLE IS GONE.. H20CEAN IS THE BEST STUFF OUT THERE. STOP GOING AFTER THE OTHER STUFF AND GET THE SPRAY. DIAL SOAP IS NOT ENOUGH & SEA SALT SOAKS ARE GOOD BUT COME ON NO ONE WANTS TO DEAL WITH ALL THAT MESS JUST GET H20CEAN. BELIEVE I HAD TO LEARN THE HARD WAY 2 TIMES IN A ROW.

 

Answer by Jess
Submitted on 1/17/2007
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Ive have had my belly button pierced for about 3 months and it hasnt gave me any problems until now. i have like a bump of pus thats right beside my belly button and i try to squeeze it out of the hole but it wont come out. its not green or anything but if i leave it and see if it goes away will it become infected.

 

Answer by stef
Submitted on 1/19/2007
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If its pink then crusty and cycles endlesly its probably a yeast infection.

 

Answer by beth
Submitted on 1/21/2007
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my belly has a lump on my top hole and had it in for 10 weeks is it infected email me on littleboo2527@aol.com

 

Answer by jess
Submitted on 1/23/2007
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i got my navel pierced about 5 months ago, and i have one of those blood blister thingys above the top of the piercing...is that normal??  i have been cleaning my piercing with dial hand soap and bactine since i got the piercing done.  i also have white discharge...which i have read on here as being normal. AND another thing...it hurts when there is pressure on the ring...from  me pressing on it slightly while cleaning it to my clothing rubbing against it.  i have resorted to putting a band-aid over it for the past week...to protect it and to keep the oozing from the ring and the blister thingy from getting on my clothes....if theres any advice or suggestions on how to fix these problems please email me plz 'n thnx: hummingbyrd_87@yahoo.com

 

Answer by cookie
Submitted on 2/1/2007
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HI, EVERYONE I've 2 gotten my naval pierced and I've had it for about 9 months
Mines, was sore for at least 1 1/2 months. Overall, it turned out alright!!!!!!!!!
Although, my sister's situation didn't turn out so good, She had gotten her'spierced at least 6 months after I had gotten mine
She experienced pain; Meanwhile, it looked as if her naval ring wasn't pierecd correctly after it had healed, But.... she had gotten hersdone by the same guy that did mines. Although, when hershad turned into a scab, if left nothing not even a hole to put the ring in; so she decided to wait until it heals all over again properly

 

Answer by tabby
Submitted on 2/2/2007
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not sure if the piercer is recomending this but, the best thing that i'vedone to my piercing is to put triple antibiotics on it and the swelling has gone down and there is no discharge from the holes...try it out.

 

Answer by Tracey
Submitted on 2/7/2007
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i had piercing done 5 months ago. 2 months back I fell pregnant and ive had terrible tummy aches the past night. My belly ring was bleeding and its like the came things out of it.

 

Answer by Kelsey
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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I just got the bottom of my belly button pierced after having to take out the top piercing about a year and a half ago because my body rejected it because of irritation sustained from constant pounding from cheerleading. All I have to say is don't worry about the red circles and white puss. Those signs are completely normal. Some piercings heal within a couple weeks, and for some it may take the full 6 months. It all depends on your body. Just make sure to clean it everyday with antibacterial soap and salt water. If you need to you can use Peroxide and A&D ointment(or any bacterial)If you see green puss, then you know you have a problem.

 

Answer by kristi
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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hi, im kristi im not gonna ask the same stupid q's as y'all. where abouts does the clamp go and where do they pierce it? plz post an answer. p.s this site is great

 

Answer by Maly
Submitted on 2/8/2007
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You know i think mine is infected too. but i have someone who's gonna fix it. its really hard because when your belly is healing..the tissues around it is really sensitive...and what i didnt know what i accidentally poked a second hole in it. then eversince then my belly became infected. sad but true. i can give you answers to how to fix a infection. just let me know at maly_lee89@yahoo.com

 

Answer by kell
Submitted on 2/17/2007
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ive had my belly ring for about 9 months and now the skin between the bar has got some sort of blister it had puss in it but then tht popped and now it looks like the inside of my stomach is coming out someone help meee!!

 

Answer by Jenny
Submitted on 2/20/2007
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Ok, I just got mine done three days ago. It doesn't have any redness around it. I'm sure there will be some crust soon but the guy said it was normal.He said to clean it with Dial antibacterial soap, once a day, no more, no less. And to pry do it in the shower because that's when my hands are the cleanest. Also some girls like to show there friends and say "Hey look what I can do" and push it through in and out like a magic trick. "Don't fu**ing do this" your hands touch door knobs, other people, dirty, dirty things, you will get it infected. Only touch it if you absoulutely have to. You should only need to touch it to clean it and you should be making sure everything is clean. That's why the shower is the best place....

Procedure: He got everything out, sterilized it, put the gloves on and had me lay down on this vertical looking bed thing. Then he took this little clamp which was just like medical scissors to open up my belly button and stretch the skin. He told me he had two rules before he started "Don't jump, and Don't push my hands away" Then he said take a deep breath and it really only took about two seconds to do it and he said "You're Pierced!" During the two seconds they take this needle, it's a pretty thick needle, think of what the naval rings look like, the hole has to be big enough to fit the ring through. And it really does feel like someone is stabbing you with a needle you can almost feel it going through. It's a very sharp pain, and I am not going to say it doesn't hurt. Because it does but only for about three seconds. That's it! After that it's a very bearable pain and it is kinda sore a little afterwards. But it is well worth it. If you can just imagine three seconds of pain then your done.

It looks really pretty and you will love it. It takes about 6 months minimum to a year maximum to heal and you cannot go swimming or into any pool for 6 months. I am going to do it anyways in four months but that's just me. I love the water. And that would be my whole summer gone. Six months form now would be August. I asked the guy why he didn't tell me this before I got it done, but he said if he did he would never make any money lol. But I would have gotten it done even if he told me if before hand. :)

Truth of the matter is...Some peoples body will accept it, and some people's wont. There is nothing you can do about it. So go for it. Try it out and if it doesn't work it doesn't work. Go get a tattoo then lol. Good Luck! :)

 

Answer by bianca
Submitted on 2/23/2007
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HI I  HAD MY NAVAL DONT 4 ABOUT A MONTH NOW AND I HAVE THIS DARK CIRCLE AROUND THE TOP HOLE AND I WANT TO KNOW HOW CAN I PREVENT SCARRING

 

Answer by Mel
Submitted on 2/24/2007
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hii im 13 and ive got my belly done. i never felt  thing i clean it 3 times a day and its a lil bit red but it will be i had it done 1 week and a day ago Lol if you want to ask any questions heres my email
m3li554@hotmail.co.uk

 

Answer by islandgirl621
Submitted on 3/3/2007
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I pierced my navel 5 months ago together with my sister and every now and again it acts up. But the good thing is I'm from the Caribbean and I live near the beach so I often go there to soak my navel and whenever I soak it it gets better but I have observed that my navel acts up depending on what I eat, so if I eat too much chocolate or any chunk food or fast food a few days after I'll feel it hurting or it would have a bit of puss. Drinking lots of water and cranberry juice helps alot also try drinking one cup of NATURAL cinnamon tea four times a week (try to get the cinnamon sticks). And continue to soak it in sea salt water even when its not hurting or has puss. Try, it works!!!

 

Answer by Schnorky
Submitted on 3/4/2007
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I suggest all of you look up the Conception Vessel Meridian and especially what Acupuncurists say about piercing the Naval.
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Conception Vessel Meridian:
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A navel ring is inserted near a
key acupuncture point located on the
bodyís all-important Conception Vessel (CV)
meridian.
As shown in the attached illustration,
this acupuncture point, specifically CV8, is centered
in the middle of the umbilicus or belly button.
It is forbidden to needle this point under TCM theory.  
Depending upon the specific insertion,
a naval ring could be the equivalent
of having an acupuncture needle permanently
inserted in this forbidden point.
Such a situation could cause a chronic energy
imbalance, and, in turn, under TCM theory, a
predisposition to disease, such as MS.

 

Answer by Vampkin
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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I have the same problem. Both the top and bottom holes of my navel piercing are swollen and leak a discharge and it sometimes bleeds. I pick the scabs away from the openings and clean the jewellery with anti-bacterial wipes as well as cleaning the piercing itself. I've had it for about 5 months, why isn't it healing?

 

Answer by leanne
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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mine had a red lump under the bottom ball but i just thaught that was normal cause my friend has it too.. but then it started getting worse about a month ago ( i got it done in may ) and it is realy bad no matter how much i treat it. it looks like there is yellow skin trying to heal over the red lump... i went to the doctor today and she gave me some tablets so lets hope that works.. if not then it is so bad i Will have to take it out :(

 

Answer by dori
Submitted on 3/7/2007
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well.. when i pierced my belly botton. i got the botton done, not the top, it was doing fine at first. not its hard in side, like when i touch it, it feels swollen inside.. like where the part you cant see thats keeping it pierced, around that area feels like scar tissue i hope or something, its really rough around there.. and like i cant push the piercing up or anything, the ring will not move.. is this normal?!

 

Answer by Gosia
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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Hi everyone who has problems with healing their belly button piercing. If your wound has no green, bluish-blackish discharge its not painful at all,than it is not infected according to the research i did on line and according to the piercer i went to. Mine was done 2 months ago and i went on vacation, where i drove ATVs with my husband. After 2 hrs of fun i noticed that red discharge looking like inside of my body is coming out through that bottom hole . I got so scared thinking that it ripped inside or something. I pulled the ring out of it for the rest of my stay which was approx. 3 more days, the hole did't close, but When I came back home i put round ring thinner gage, which i think has a lot to do with healing, its not so tight and makes the cleaning easier.I had 14 gage, I switched to 18 and seems that now its starts to heal better. I've made a mistake by using Iodine, alcohol and peroxide on it cause it leaves a scar, but now that I'm using anti-bacterial soap, sea salt soaks and definitely stopped playing with it and touch it constantly its starting to close and heal. Its worth having it, but DO NOT PICK IT, TOUCH IT OR CHANGE A PIERCING UNTIL IT LOOKS HEALTHY HEALED! It takes about 6 months to heal it completely, so if you have it for a while now and its still not healed you should see your piercer or doctor to make sure its not infected. Untreated infections can be fatal if the toxins spread in blood streams to the rest of your body.

 

Answer by Andrea
Submitted on 3/8/2007
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I got mine done 2 days ago. and honestly it didnt hurt at all!.. the clamp didnt hurt a BIT either. its doesnt hurt but when it bumps into something its sore.. I clean it 5-6 times a day with hydrogen peroxide and q-tips and its doing good. it is red around the top hole but not badly. I got a ring for the first 6 months, cuz its easier to take care of and my piercer refused to begin with a barbell. it was worth it for sure, including all the arguing with the parents! Im 15, and i dont think it would be wise to get it done if your under 13 cuz it is alot of work and you CAN NOT forget to clean it! But hey, thats just my opinion. Umm, what else.. you can go swimming after 4 weeks.. just make sure you clean it after.. and also, dont be afraid to move around after you get it done. at first i was as stiff as a board and scared to do anything, but during gym i HAD to move.. and TRUST ME, its definitely not that bad =) I have to rotate it everyday, which is probably the worst part for me.. cuz it sticks to the skin and hurts to move. I have had no blood or puss at all.. Just dont touch it with unwashed hands.. I got real scared when i was about to get it done cuz the guy was telling me how it can reject and tear through the skin and how some people have to get surgery for it.. But the way to completely avoid that is just CLEAN it. so if you clean it, dont worry a bit. If you really are sure you want it, go for it. its hawttt. Just be prepared for what your getting yourself into and commit to stick with it for a longgg time. Also, if it gets infected do not take out the ring/barbell.. DONT give up on it. it will get better with proper cleaning and care. Good luck people.

 

Answer by THATgirl
Submitted on 3/10/2007
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If there's a bump like thing on or right next to the hole of your piercing, it could be a keloid, which is just bubbled up scar tissue. I got one on the bottom hole of mine. The easiest way to get rid of that is to crush up some aspirin (I'm using half a tablet of Bayer) and add a few drops of water to make it a paste. Put this on the keloid every night before bed and wipe it off in the morning, and it will dry out the scar and it should eventually disappear, probably after a few weeks.

 

Answer by Kat
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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I have had my belly button pierced 3 times.The last time I had it done about a month ago and I clean it everyday with Saline Solution.Some yellowish stuff does come out of it daily.It's weird because with the other times I had it pierced it never got infected or had anything coming out of it, it healed perfectly!

 

Answer by Nicole
Submitted on 3/13/2007
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I am 13 years old and I want to get my belly button pierced I am afraid it is gonna hurt! Help!!

email me @ rocknrollluva93@aol.com

 

Answer by baby_girl
Submitted on 3/15/2007
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OK anyone who does not know whats is going on about there belly piercing here is what i know... if u have red or pink around it it is completely normal it means your body is  just getting use to the piercing, if your piercing  is dry or has crust it is normal it means your piercing  is healing, if u have dry blood around it that means you just bumped it around a little its ok don't worry its normal... never move or touch your piercing until the piercing is completely healed. when you clean your piercing  let it air dry oxygen is the best for it. when you first get it done try to avoid baths and swimming for a bit. now if u have a blister or green puss its infected... if u notice your piercing  is a little red lift your shirt up a bit and let the air get at it ...trust me i did it and it works :) clean it twice a day everyday if anyone has anymore questions post a question on here and i will be sure to check it and answer all of your questions and think of it this way baby your piercing if u want a perfect belly ring :)

take-care

Sherry

 

Answer by Masecas2004
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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Have any of you tried different jewelry, like gold? I had some of the problems you all have been having (had them with my eyebrow piercings too). I found that I can only wear gold in my naval piercing. Even after 3 years I can only wear gold or it gets red and sore and I get the bumpy blister like things. I change back to gold and voila, it heals again and doesn't bother me at all. Just a suggestion to try.

 

Answer by Masecas2004
Submitted on 3/17/2007
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Have any of you tried different jewelry, like gold? I had some of the problems you all have been having (had them with my eyebrow piercings too). I found that I can only wear gold in my naval piercing. Even after 3 years I can only wear gold or it gets red and sore and I get the bumpy blister like things. I change back to gold and voila, it heals again and doesn't bother me at all. Just a suggestion to try. Oh, and dial antibacterial soap is what you can use to clean it, make sure you wash your hands anytime before touching your piercing. Salt water should not hurt. I definately do not recommend swimming in any water (pool or lake) until it is healed (I am a registered nurse). Even with the chlorine pools still have lots of bacteria in them and lakes, well come on....a definate no no. When you clean your piercing get it wet with ear care solution, saline (salt water), dial soap and water..whatever you may be using and clean it with a q-tip. Like I said, make sure you have clean hands first. Gently move the jewelry so you can get to all sides of the holes and get all the crusties off. If you have a yellow to green discharge from the pierced sites, you have an infection. Have a doc take a look at it or remove it, let heal and get done again. Make sure your piercer is certified and uses sterile technique and wears gloves.

 

Answer by jr
Submitted on 3/21/2007
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ok puss is dead white blood cells, so if you have puss coming out or have white crusties your belly button is infected. the worse thing you could do with an infected belly button ring is take it out because it can close up and you can get an absess and you might have to get it surgically removed

 

Answer by katie
Submitted on 3/22/2007
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i'vehad my bellybutton pierced for about 10 months now. i'm15 and i got it done at a clean, professional place. i cleaned it like they told me to and i use dove body wash in the shower. i'vetried just a plain saline soulution, but now i have a bump on the bottom and when i push it, blood comes out of the bottom piercing hole. it gets crusty sometimes, but when i clean it, it seems to be less dry afterwards. the top of the piercing there is a bump.when i got it pierced, he used a full ring, so it leaned to my left a little bit and rested. there was a little bit of scarring, but like i said, now there's a red bump. it looks like a sore but the top looks like a popped pimple. blood comes out of it. i'mstarting to think that i repierced it through the wrong hole, but i think it would've hurt/i would've noticed. please help me! shelterthebeat@yahoo.com;e-mail me if you know anything! thanks so much!

 

Answer by kathy
Submitted on 3/26/2007
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I've had my belly ring for a month now and it doesn't hurt at all its just red.I put madd stuff in it i even put alcohol and peroxide and alot of disinfect cream but its still....
i just don't know what else to do....
i feel like just talking it off...

 

Answer by tina
Submitted on 3/27/2007
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my  belly is swollen and red is it infected

 

Answer by DcChick
Submitted on 3/28/2007
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Ive had my belly pierced for about 3 months..Its really red and it kinda grew a bump around both openings. When it pusses i clean it but it doesn't seem to get any better. I use Bacatracin and i wash it with anti bacterial soap and i soak it in sea salt and it still is red and has the bump... What should I do?

 

Answer by MessyJesse
Submitted on 3/30/2007
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After reading all these comments, I realized that most of the respondents weren't reading! The same questions are repeated OVER and OVER again!!!

 

Answer by Shortii3e17
Submitted on 4/8/2007
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My naval piercing is infected in some way i think i got it pierced 6 days ago on April 2nd and it's April 9th it's like all red at the top  i dunno if it's infected if sum one can answer my question please email me at Mizz_Sexc_Shortii@hotmail.com


Thanks  Shortii3e3e

 

Answer by Dohn  Love    (dawn)
Submitted on 4/9/2007
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hey i pierced mine about two days ago and it looks infected so i took it out and its very sore and it looks like something black is in the top hole trying to cum out but only clear discharge comes out and when i squeeze it sometimes white discharge comes out.  So could any one give me advice on how to get it to heal so i can go get it professionally done??????????????????

 

Answer by Hrm
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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Just out of curiousity, all that are asking about redness, crust, white discharge, what to clean it with etc etc, have you actually researched this before getting the piercing done? Or did you atleast ask your piercer? Information is all over the internet, just type in navel piercing or piercing aftercare into google and you get tons of answers. Everyone should do a little research before getting a piercing.

 

Answer by Chelsea
Submitted on 4/10/2007
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HI i have had my belly done for about 3months now it is really red and like swollen around the piercing... sometimes it pusses and bleeds what should i do? is it infected? im like freakin out someone help me please!! my email is cdancer09@yahoo.com if anyone can help me i will be soo greatful

 

Answer by SUlY
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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WEll i JUSt G0t MY BElly pierced a week ago and it's doing fine !! it doenst hurt and i clean it with antibacterial soap 3 times a day and once im done cleaning it i put a cream to prevent infections . it's called Bacitracin Ointment. You all should try it , it really works !!

 

Answer by kk
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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i wanted to do my naval but my parents wouldnt know and its summer time already.should i beg or wait?

 

Answer by bean
Submitted on 4/16/2007
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I just got the middle of my ear pierced about a week ago and its already infected. My ear is swollen so i took out the piercing. But your not supposed to take it out because then infection fluids cant excape; now i cant get it back in. I really need some help on this.

email me at xbeanx123@yahoo.com

 

Answer by Jacklyn
Submitted on 4/19/2007
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Hey everyone I was just reading through these and the "it looks like my stomach is coming out of the hole" is normal. Don't play or pick at it. It needs time to heal. Only wash it when you take a shower (once a day) and Dial soap works best. No lotion or any fragrace soap should be used, this will infect it. Mine took about 6 months to heal. I had a little white milky discharge and it got crusty everyday. Use a Qtip and Dial with warm water and wash it well. Sea salt works really good to speed up the healing time.

 

Answer by Jessie_doll
Submitted on 4/23/2007
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Where to began, ok I got my belly ring done almost a year ago, it doesn't get funky like most of ya'll do at the bottom, but there is this weird bump that is right beside the top of the ring that always has nasty stuff coming out of it, that stopped after I changed my belly ring from a 14k gold one, to a bioplast pink one. Plastic belly rings that are flexible seem to help the healing process, I've had the new bioplast ring in for almost 24 hours and the bump that was there has almost completely vanished, no more soreness, no more discomfort, and it's really cute too. So my advise is go buy a bioplast belly ring, you can get them at Claires, and just about any piercing/tattoo shop, also you can purchase them online from bodycandy.com. Good luck and hope this helps. ohhh and One other thing, the person telling ya'll to get the H2Ocean stuff, yeah they say they can send ya some for 12 bucks, you can purchase it online for 7 bucks and that includes the shipping cost in most states. Anyways good luck again, I hope this has helped ya'll.

 

Answer by babiie angel89
Submitted on 4/24/2007
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hey guys i want to get my belly pierced but im a bit scared? does it really hurt and how long does it take to heal cause i have heard alot of stories. please respond back at mzcutieangel89@msn.com

 

Answer by Harriet
Submitted on 4/27/2007
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ive had my belly button pierced for only 5 days now. its alright, but the top is still really sore.. ive got my fingers crossed that it doesnt get infected! my friend said that a great way to sort out your piercing if it goes a bit funny, is to get some tea tree oil (sometimes its quite strong so you may need to dilute it with some water or something) and pour it over your ring or bar whilst just gently moving it. i tried it this evening and am waiting to see if it works! plus, i read on the internet that whilst its healing you shouldn't wear clothes that rub against it because it may cause the piece of skin that holds the piercing to gradually diminish and wear away, until the piercing falls out! this really worried me because ive been wear those sort of clothes all week and i dont want that to happen! has anyone had any experience of that happening?? wb xox

 

Answer by Rocio
Submitted on 5/2/2007
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hey i have had my piercing for about two weeks and a yellow fluid has come out am really scare is that normal im kinda a health freak and if i get an infection i go to the doctor right away but i dont want to go cause my parents dont know what should i ddo

 

Answer by Vbabyappple
Submitted on 5/5/2007
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hey I have had my percing for about a year now and i had the little blood blisters but i woke up one morrning and my skin that was on the outside of the navel ring split and it i dont know what to do. im letting it heal bac up but should i go to the doctor

 

Answer by *kAiC*
Submitted on 5/8/2007
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hey, i got mine done like, 5 or 6 weeks ago, and its looking pretty normal except 4 a couple of days AFTER i got it pierced i put some dettol on it (it wasn't diluted)  and it went all itchy and brown   kind of like bad sunburn and its stoped the itching now but its still a little brown.  i was wondering if anybody knew how to get rid of the browness  (i'm a vegetarian by the way, maybe that might hav something to do with the healing process)
thanks a bunch!
XxOo

 

Answer by Danielle
Submitted on 5/11/2007
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I know this may sound stupid, but for people with navel piercings, how do you use sea salt? xD I feel absoltely ashamed asking. I don't know why. But I'd love if you could help me out, thanks loves.

 

Answer by rosie314
Submitted on 5/18/2007
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Ok I have the same thing it looks like protrusion coming out the bottom and dry on top and kind of red but its got like a blood pustule and I have had mine since 2/07 it is now what 5/07? WHAT is going on?

 

Answer by lolol0
Submitted on 5/21/2007
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ive had mine for about 2 months and it never bothers me, but it is still red. i use h2ocean daily and i dont think it is infected but id like the redness to go away. any tips?

 

Answer by naddie louise
Submitted on 5/24/2007
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