Belly Button Piercings?

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  1. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Following on from the "belly button thread" those of you with your belly button pierced what have you ended up doing with yours?

    I put a maternity bar in but its gradually been getting a little sore, so tonight i've just taken it out, dont want it to close up though :(
     
  2. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    How long have you had it in for? It shouldn't heal if it's been there a few years - especially so close to the end now. You could always pop it back in for half an hour every night - just to keep the hole open?
     
  3. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    I've taken mine out already as it was annoying me. I've had mine for about 10 years though and left it out for 6 months before and it didn't heal up.
    It was a little tight though and I found I had to push the bar through from the top first before I could put it in from the bottom. Make sure you fully clean the bar and area before putting it back in and be prepared it might go a little red and pusy. I tend to treat mine with tea tree oil diluted in water.
     
  4. nikky0907

    nikky0907 Well-Known Member

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    I put a maternity bar in at around 20 weeks and kept it throughout the entire pregnancy.
    I have to say the hole is a bit stretched but I put the normal bar in now and it's as good as new :)

    Just make sure you don't keep it out for long if you don't want it to close up.
     
  5. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    I ended up taking mine out because it just kept on getting infected and sore. It has now closed up even though iv had it done for about 5years!!! :( It has stretched so much
     
  6. Sovereign

    Sovereign Well-Known Member

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    Mine's still okay at the min although it looks stoopid!
     
  7. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    I had mine done for about 10 years and it closed up really quickly. I had to take it out as it was becoming very sore. x
     
  8. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Seriously girls, try pushing the bar in from the top - mine will never go in from the bottom for some reason (after it's been out for a while).
     
  9. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    I've had mine for about 8 years, i think i may keep putting a bar through now and then to try and keep it open. Guess it doesnt help that my belly button has popped out so its sitting at a funny angle
     
  10. ANGYPANGY

    ANGYPANGY pregnant-2nd tri

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    i got mine done about 2 yrs before my first and then took it out about 6mths or sooner with each pregnancy i have had(this is my 4th) and after i just put it back in. Mine never closed or got infected when i put it back in.
     
  11. charliebear

    charliebear Mum to AJ & Pumpkin

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    I've taken mine out, even with the maternity one it was too sore.
    I pop it through every once in a while and it hasnt closed up, I've had it done for nearly 10 years tho.
    Where its pierced tho looks discoloured/bruised?? Guess its just one of those things. x
     
  12. tone

    tone Mummy of 2! ttc for #3

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    I've taken mine out, but every so often keep putting my bar through. So it's not healed at all!! xx
     
  13. Emma_x

    Emma_x Mummy To Elouise

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    My belly button started getting sore so i tuk the belly bar out for a few hours went to pt it back in and it had closed upp. x
     
  14. shampain

    shampain Mum to Patrick! :-)

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    Ive not had anything in my belly button now for about 5years now and i can still get a bar in it, one thing to be careful with though if you decided to leave it without a bar in is to make sure the hole doesnt get clogged up with soap, dead skin etc, mine does every so often and it makes it a bit sore. It gets a "worm" in it you know like your ears do when you have been without ear rings?
    My god wot a rambling post...im not with it today! sorry!
     
  15. polo_princess

    polo_princess ♥ Brookes Mummy ♥

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    Dont know why i always begrudge taking piercings out lol!!
     
  16. MummyJade

    MummyJade Mum

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    I have still got my normal bar in and had no problems *touching wood*...... but my belly button is becoming an outtie so its poking out! but not sore or any thing xx
     
  17. ellasmummy

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    Mine is horrible :(

    I had it done for 4 years and in my 1st pregnancy it grew out, my belly stretched so much it nearly pushed the bar through my skin so i took it out and it closed up. Now there is a horrible hole there and its all stretched rly bad! It doesnt look nice at all!!
     
  18. bambikate

    bambikate Mummy of 2 gorgeous girls

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    Hi hun, took mine out a little while ago cuz it was sore keep putting one in occasionally to keep it open, looks so weird now tho...lol x x
     
  19. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Always left mine in....it's the surgical steel ring that was put there originally when I had it pierced 10 years ago....never removed it for any of my pregnancies:dohh:


    Looks a sight with my big fat belly and stretchmarks though:blush:
     
  20. Aidan's Mummy

    Aidan's Mummy Mummy to Aidan and Oliver

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    I took mine out hun. And now its looks minging lol and has just stretched :(. I wish id kept it in now lol
    xx
     

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