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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have two very small keloids. they came from getting my ears pierced at age 12. now 21 what are the chances of me getting a keloid after a nipple piercing? and how can i prevent one form forming?

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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Probably nothing: If you have a history of keloid formation, hour chances of grooming another hypertrophic scar ( keloid) are very high. I would not recommend elective piercings.

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Last updated Oct 1, 2013

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