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What health conditions can make it harder for your body to heal when you get a belly button piercing?

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Some health problems can make it harder for your body to heal or cause you to have a reaction after you get a belly button piercing. Talk to your doctor first if you have:

  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • An autoimmune disorder
  • Heart problems
  • A skin condition around your belly button (like a rash, open sore, or moles)

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women's Health: "Body Piercing."

Association of Professional Piercers: "Aftercare: Suggested Aftercare for Body Piercing."

HealthyChildren.org: "Body Piercings, Teens & Potential Health Risks: AAP Report Explained."

NHS: "Body Piercing."

American Family Physician: "Complications of Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 31, 2020

SOURCES:

Center for Young Women's Health: "Body Piercing."

Association of Professional Piercers: "Aftercare: Suggested Aftercare for Body Piercing."

HealthyChildren.org: "Body Piercings, Teens & Potential Health Risks: AAP Report Explained."

NHS: "Body Piercing."

American Family Physician: "Complications of Body Piercing."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on July 31, 2020

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