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Navel piercings are considered surface piercings, and believe it or not, they are hard to heal. I have seen success stories with navel piercings, and then some Horror stories. Because of their location, they are very prone to infection and rejection. The only long term effect would be the scarring that can possibly form. Everytime it gets infected, more scar tissue is required to fix the problem, that is why you want to keep your navel piercing from getting infected the best that you can. Another factor that can cause scarring -- rejection. Rejection is very nasty, painful, and will cause significant scarring. To prevent things like this from happening, simply take care of the piercing like you properly should. Dont overclean, dont overuse salt water, dont play with it, dont touch it with dirty hands, etc. Good luck!

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How long does it take for a belly button piercing to heal?

A navel piercing can take anywhere from six months to a year to heal completely.

How long should you wait to swim after getting a belly button piercing?

2-3 months

How long does it take until a belly button piercing is no longer sore?

give it about a week or so it will be okay

How long will it take a 7 year old belly button piercing to close when ring taken out?

a week at most

Does your belly button get closed when your pregnant?

When you get pregnant, most care providers recommend removing your belly button ring. Even women who don't remove their rings report that belly button rings itch and pull as the belly stretches around the fifth or sixth month. There is also the risk of infection if the belly button ring scratches you or opens a small wound. If you do take out your belly button ring, the piercing hole will probably close, requiring you to re-pierce your belly button after having your baby. However, if you don't want to take out your belly button ring you may want to purchase a non-metal pregnancy piercing ring. These are flexible and two inches long to accommodate your growing belly. Pregnant women claim that this product allows them to keep their bellies pierced without the discomfort of other belly button piercing.

How long does it take a 3 year old belly button piercing to close?

After 3 years chances are good it wont close, the piercing will shrink but not close completely.

Can you get your belly button pierced even though you have hairs on your belly?

Yes. If they are long though, you might want to shave or wax just to keep the hairs from getting caught in the piercing.

How long can you remove a belly piercing for?

Depends on your body, how old the piercing is, and what size the piercing is.

How long does your belly button stay dark after you get it pierced?

Your Navel piercing shouldn't be dark. I would suggest you go back and see your piercer.

Belly button ring itches Does that mean its healing?

An itchy piercing is a good sign that it is healing.

How long does it take for a belly button piercing to close up?

if its a fresh piercing the hole will close up pretty quickly, if you've had it for a while the hole will probably take a while to close up

How long to wait till do gymnastics after belly button piercing?

Give it a week, then when you try listen to your body, if the piercing is tugging or sore ease off on that specific activity. Basically play it by ear.