A piercing in the navel tends to appeal to women. It is prone to infection due to its location. The complications may be severe enough to require removal.


Complications of a navel piercing:

(1) local infection with abscess and/or cellulitis

(2) sepsis with potential for bacterial endocarditis

(3) frictional irritation from clothing

(4) jewelry migration, especially during pregnancy or after weight gain

(5) scarring or keloid formation

(6) contact dermatitis, especially to nickel or other metal used in the ornament

(7) pain

(8) bleeding

(9) dermatitis


If the local damage is severe enough then the piercing could be termed a navel destroyer.


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