Nipple piercing has some health risks. If you have a health condition or take medication that makes you more likely to get an infection or bleed a lot, nipple piercing could be riskier for you. Longer healing time. Nipple tissue takes longer to heal than most other pierced areas of your body.
Similarly one may ask, does a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?
You should be okay to breastfeed because nipple piercings typically don’t damage milk production. … After giving birth, these glands produce milk whether or not you have a piercing. But while having a nipple piercing doesn’t stop the production of milk, having a piercing could slightly interfere with your milk flow.
Furthermore, can nipple piercings cause breast infection?
Infectious complications of nipple piercing are rarely reported. But evidence that M fortuitum causes mastitis after nipple piercing is emerging.
What can go wrong with nipple piercings?
Potential risks include infections (or even breast abscess formation), nerve damage, bleeding, hematoma (a blood-filled cyst), allergic reactions, nipple cysts, and keloid scarring (raised, red scarring). Unfortunately, nipple piercing is also associated with hepatitis B and hepatitis C infection, and even HIV.
Do pierced nipples stay hard forever? “No, the nipple will not stay erect, but it will be more pronounced.”
Does it affect/improve sensitivity? Personal experience says no, but for many women, whose piercings have healed nicely, their nipple sensitivity increased dramatically. … Of course, you have to live with the fact that your nipples will be out of action while they heal.
It is recommended and best practice to completely remove nipple jewelry during the entire time you plan to breastfeed whether that is 6 weeks, 6 months, a year or longer. While you run the risk of having your piercings close up, it is safest for your baby.
Infection is most often caused by frequently touching the piercing site. This can introduce bacteria to the delicate tissue, which increases your risk for infection. Because of the piercing’s location, tight clothing may easily catch onto or irritate the piercing.
After the first few days your body will excrete lymph as it begins to form the fistula inside your piercing. This lymph ‘crust‘ will likely collect on the jewelry or around the piercing. Do not pick at it. Piercings do tend to swell slightly — some more than others — during healing.
Dr. Lin tells us that early signs may be subtle, but will likely include redness, warmth, swelling, discharge, and sensitivity around the piercing. … White fluid or crust, on the other hand, is normal — it’s called lymph fluid, and it’s a sign that your body is healing.
If you just had your body pierced and you start to notice a crusty material around the piercing site, don’t worry. Crusting after body piercing is perfectly normal—this is just the result of your body trying to heal itself. 1? Dead blood cells and plasma make their way to the surface and then dry when exposed to air.
The jolt of pain felt from the act of puncturing the nipple only lasts a second or two. According to people who’ve had it done, it feels like a quick bite or pinch. Beyond that, you can expect your nipples to be pretty tender for the first two or three days.
If your piercing jewelry is starting to sink into your skin/tissue, see your piercer right away for a longer bar. … If more than half a ball has disappeared or the skin seems to be growing over your jewelry, visit your piercer as soon as possible. Oral tissue regenerates much quicker than other body tissue.
Rings and watches are not of concern. Nipple piercings are also not a problem and do not need to be removed. Wear clothing that is easily removed from the waist up. Dresses are not a good choice for a mammogram appointment unless they can be easily dropped to hang from the waist down.