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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.

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