A 21-year-old female asked:
I got my lip pierced and she broke a blood vessel when she put the needle through and now my lip is purple but just on that one side and still swollen?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissiananswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Recent?: If this was done recently it should go away. The blood will be absorbed through the body with time!
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Dr. Darryl Blinskianswered
Plastic Surgery 48 years experience
Lip piercing: There are always potential risks having non medical personnel pierce any area. Seems the labial vessels were injured by the piercing. Thus the bleed with swelling and ecchymosis. Time will allow this to resolve. But if unsure seek in person mD opinions.
1.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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