A 37-year-old member asked:
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tongue piercing feels weird. could it be infected?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Answered on Apr 25, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
When was it done?: Tongue piercing comes w continued pain as well as swelling, tenderness, bleeding ; bruising for around 5 days. If the swelling makes it difficult to breath then you need emergent medical evaluation to ensure that your airway does not become compromised. If the tongue is seeping drainage that is other then white-colored or that is malodorous – then please seek medical care for a.
Answered on Apr 16, 2016
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
possible infection. Piercing your tongue is quite different than a small piercing in your ear lobe.
Mar 27, 2014

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