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How can I get rid of a lump underneath the skin near the navel?

This may be a little hard to explain without seeing it but I have my belly button pierced but it is no longer in because it stretched when I get pregnant so the skin on my belly button kind of hangs and there is a hard painful lump inside of it but the lump is strictly on the top of where the piercing would be so the lump is litterally just inside the skin that is stretched and I m not sure what it is
Wed, 17 Jul 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

As per my clinical experience, the hard lump beneath the skin near navel with history of piercing indicates possible inflammation of the area through some sort of bacteria as staphylococci or else.

Kindly get a consultation with consultant surgeon for best guidelines in terms of
- systemic antibiotics
- anti-inflammatory medications

Till that time, ice application over the area will support primary relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon

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