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A 29-year-old female asked:

my labia piercing got caught on my tampon string and ripped the skin slightly. should i take it out to let it heal?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Depends: If it doesn't appear infected, then i think it's okay to leave it in. The skin should heal. If you want the piercing to close, or if the skin around the tear is turning red, then if sounds like you have an infection, and probably need to take it out (and see a doctor for antibiotics).

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Last updated Nov 11, 2013

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