U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Saint Cloud, FL
A 17-year-old female asked:

I got my ear lobes pierced 2 months ago. one of them just started to bleed for the first time yesterday?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Does it hurt.. swell: Ear lobe may be healing a while after piercing . Make sure you clean it ( alcohol wipe), use gold only.( other metal can cause reaction). If hurts , red , swollen .. probably infectef and can bleed. Or if you forcefully try to put earring in..Try cold compress, Neosporin on earring to glide in .. if redness spreading see your doctor immediately.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Doctor can check: If the piercing has a "friable spot" (a spot that is not healing well, and is easy to start bleeding when irritated), that spot could bleed if one tries to take out an earring or put an earring in. A primary care doctor can take a look to see what is going on.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 6, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.