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i wonder if you can help me i am black woman with swollen belly.

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i wonder if you can help me i am black woman with swollen belly. The skin around my belly button is very dark. The skin around the bottom part of my belly has a shade of pink. The sides of my belly look like they have pin hole punctures. These areas feel very hard and sore.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
How long have you had this?
can you take a picture of it for me?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I have suffered with this for over 3 months and it has got progressively worse.
can you show a picture?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Do you have email address so I can show you the picture
email to***@******.***
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I sent a email
Ok it's gonna take a while for me to get it
I will get back to you when I do
I got them.
This appears to be a skin infection
You need antibiotics or anti fungals or both
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

How would i have developed this?

Usually there is no good reason.
Bacteria or fungus that normally lives on the skin causes infection
Small breaks in skin can do this
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