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Acworth, GA
A 18-year-old female asked:

Pierced nipples for 4 months. nipple pain at left nipple piercing site and pain in left arm?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This is concerning: Need to seek medical attention promptly for signs of infection: heat, redness, swelling, purulent drainage, tenderness, pain, red streaking, fever or swelling of underarm lymph nodes
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 47 years experience
Maybe infected: Breast infection is common after nipple piercing. Please see a health care provider to check for possible infection. Also ask them to check your axilla (armpit) for inflammed lymph glands also. Please seek care quickly since you may need antibiotics, as well as other interventions if an abscess has developed.

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Last updated Dec 3, 2014

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