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Is it possible to that the piercing has caused one of my milk ducts to clog form scar tissue?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Piercings always cause scar tissue.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
It could: Especially if it caused a low grade infection after piercing.

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