A 43-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to that the piercing has caused one of my milk ducts to clog form scar tissue?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: When a piercing heals open, it forms a scar. Those milk ducts below the piercing will be interrupted and won't reopen. In spite of this, most women with piercings can still nurse.
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Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Milk ducts empty into the nipple so if you have a nipple piercing it is possible for the scar tissue from the piercing to obstruct a duct. This presents as a painful lump. If the piercing is recent, remove the piercing and use hot compresses several times a day to cut down swelling. The duct may re-open. If it doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor.
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Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
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Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It could: Especially if it caused a low grade infection after piercing.
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