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Breastfeeding After Nipples Have Developed Scar Tissue From Piercing
Surgeon: I would suggest a plastic surgeon who is familiar with nipple reconstructive surgery. Read more
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. 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 dan downey M.D. Downey plastic surgery www. Dr-downey. Com. Read more
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
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?
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 antibiotic ointments and minimizing sun exposure. The ointments (Neosporin, bacitracin) help not because of the antibiotic but because of the vehicle which usually contains vitamin E. After a year if cosmetically problematic see a plastic surgeon. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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