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Riverdale, GA
A 28-year-old female asked about a 31-year-old female:

Does lymph fluis secretion from piercing after 2 years mean infection or adverse reaction? both nipples pierced. .. lymph mixed with blood at times.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 22 years experience
Could be: I think it means these piercings are upsetting your body and need to be removed. Doesn't seem to be getting better. Be well!
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Complication: Piercing places you at increased risk for infection. Currently you are not describing any infection symptoms, such as redness, swelling, increased warmth or a bad smelling discharge with a green or yellow color. This sounds like a complication of piercing.
Dr. Daniela Gerard
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
"Lymph" mixed with blood is concerning. You should remove the piercings, and go see a doctor and get a mammogram and / or an ultrasound of your breast.
Jul 28, 2014

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