What should I do for a rejected belly button piercing? (photo)

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It appears that you might have developed a thickened scar (keloid) following your belly piercing.

It is best that you consult your doctor for a full assessment followed by a discussion on possible treatment options.

For most keloids, intralesional steroids remain the mainstay of treatment to flatten the keloid and to prevent further enlargement.

Hope this helps!

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