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Breastfeeding After Nipples Have Developed Scar Tissue From Piercing
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Possible: It is possible, but also not as possible that it will squirt far. The nipple should be well inside the baby's mouth so it doesn't matter a lot if it leaks some out the side. You'll just have to try it and see how it goes. Many women with pierced nipples breastfeed without problems. (of course with the piercing removed.). ...Read more
Unlikely...: There's lots of blood flow to nipples, so they should be able to heal. A dermatologist may be able to help prescribe a treatment that will held the traumatized area to recover. ...Read more
I'm breastfeeding & have a recurring nipple blister. Piercing skin slightly w/ sterilized needle, expressing, keeping it moist & wearing loose clothing doesn't help. Piercing worked first time but now it's bigger & doesn't go away. Advice pls?
Repositioning: Try another hold or position for baby. You should be able to avoid blistering. Consider seeing your Obstetrician in case the blister represents infection. ...Read more
I am 30yrs old mother of 2.still breastfeeding. I have been having this piercing pain in my chest on my left side. What could it be and what do I do?
Chest pain: Could be problems with your lungs or heart or chest wall muscles or bones. The accuracy of the diagnosis decreases in that order. The reasons may be mostly due to infection, inflammation or diminished blood supply or trauma. Please seek medical care immediately for exam and diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 30 mother of 2.still breastfeeding. I have been having piercing pain in my left side chest, especially when I use my left hand. What could it be?
Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more
Piercing a scar:
I advise against any piercings through existing clinically significant scar tissue.
Scar tissue is less pliant has poor circulation and poorer healing which could open the door to imperfection or eroding through the piercing. Thanks for your question
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Steroids or revision: Generally the best ways to improve established scars are either with steroid injections or surgical revision. Sometimes a combination is required. Silicone gel sheeting has been shown to be of some benefit where scars are not too thick, but continuous use and excellent compliance are mandatory. ...Read more
I have recently gotten my tongue web pierced and I have bits of white tissue on both sides of the piercing. I think it's just scar tissue but I'm not?
Observation: I would continue to monitor this small tissue growths over the next several weeks to see if they improve or resolve. What you are observing is part of the healing process. If there are any significant changes (ie. Size or color or shape) please follow up with your primary care provider. ...Read more
Not normally: Scar tissue is dificult to treat by removing it with a shave technique as it tends to grow back. Usually other techniques are used like intralesional corticosteroid injections. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I had my belly button pierced a few years ago but the piercing ripped out and I formed scar tissue. My scar tissue itches, why is that?
My lips don't just peel, they crack open and leave wide, deep bleeding holes. I have strips of scar tissue from old piercings, is this the reason?
My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago it's is uneven I want to heal it and one ear got closed up already and she has scar tissue it will go away?
Piercings: Not sure what you are asking. If there are no posts in piercings sites they will heal quickly esp. In small children. Will take several months for scar tissue to resolve unless child prone to hypertrophic scars or keloids. Keep sites clean with peroxide. Cortisone products frequently used for excessive scarring either topically or by injection. ...Read more
I'm having a hypertrophic scar removed from my nose piercing soon, if I put the ring back in, will the scar tissue build up and make another bubble?
Probably: Your biology hasn't changed so you will prabably respod the same way to the same stimulus. ...Read more
My daughter got ear piercing 3 month ago And it was not healing and One ear got closed up and ear lobe scar tissue will go away?
Not completely: Scar tissue by its very nature is permanent but its appearance and extent can be minimized during the 1st year by keeping the wound site soft using Vaseline or Aquaphor and minimizing sun exposure. After a year if cosmetically problematic see a plastic surgeon. I originally said use antibiotic ointment which should be used during the first 10 days on new wounds but I defer to Dr. Dohan below. ...Read more
I have a painless lump in my left nipple I just found I got my nipple twisted really bad when I was a teen. Is this breast cancer or just scar tissue?
Is it stable?: If it has been stable for a time, it's scar, gynecomsstia, or just a big gland. A 23 year old man has almost zero risk of breast cancer. ...Read more
I feel that I may be developing breast cancer. I feel a hard painless lump in my left nipple that is small. May have been caused by a form of horseplay known as nipple twisting that I had happen to me in teen years. Is this lump cancer or scar tissue?
Dr says I have scar tissue on pleura/lungs after having pleurisy earlier this year. Is this why I still get chest pain which is worse on exertion?
Could be: Obviously that is too complex of a question to answer with certainty over the internet, but it is a reasonable potential cause, particularly if your dr has evaluated you for more serious causes of chest pain, in which case nsaids or other pain management should help reduce limitation to function/mobility. Talk to your dr about this. ...Read more
If you mean compared:
To a prior chest xray, it could be due to infections or other lung diseases during the interval between the x-rays, leading to some scarring.
Alternatively, the radiologist that read this xray may have been more impressed with some areas of scarring and mentioned it in the report, but it was there before, and not new. ...Read more
Would scar tissue left from pleurisy show up on a chest x-ray? Also would scar tissue cause recurring chest pain?
Yes: Pleurisy is caused by inflammation of the linings around the lungs (the pleura), a condition also known as pleuritis. It's possible to have developed scarring. It's also possible that there's a little bit of leftover damage still healing itself. It's widespread inflammation, takes some time to heal, and that could cause chronic chest pain or discomfort. ...Read more
Can scar tissue from were I had mediport removed, cause chest pain? I stay with pain in my chest.
Yes, if nerve cut: Scar tissue from the mediport surgery, if it severed a nerve, could cause persistent discomfort. A scar growing over the area only adds to the problem, as it may have prevented the nerve from regrowing properly. Most scars, tho, have no sensation (not even pressure or temperature) which is why they feel "weird". There cd b another cause - TTYD 4 a good evaluation. Good Luck & thanks 4 ur question! ...Read more
I had a chest tube 4mths ago for pericardial window & now I have pain in that area. Scar tissue? Adhesion? Is pain normal to start this far out?
10 yr bc survivor. Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy?
Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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