A 47-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

what does gangrene look like on a tongue piercing?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you are asking: This question about your own piercing - then you need medical eval asap.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013

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
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Highly unlikely: The definition of gangrene is tissue death due to loss of blood supply. While it is extremely unlikely, one can get an infection from anything. Wit ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: it isn't gangrene, just discoloration due to the trauma, it may be infected, you may want to check with your doctor if bothersome
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not high but....: Is it really worth it? Sterile technique is critical and appropriate care afterwards it's also very important.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sure: Gangrene is just another term for dead tissue. It can be located anywhere, and depending on its cause, may be present in multiple locations on the bod ... Read More

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
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month