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Doctor insights on: Breastfeeding After Nipples Have Developed Scar Tissue From Piercing

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Tissue (Definition)

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


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If you have nipple piercing holes, would your milk squirt out sideways during breastfeeding?

If you have nipple piercing holes, would your milk squirt out sideways during breastfeeding?

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

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Can breastfeeding injury permanently scar nipples?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Breastfeeding chest: Perhaps a muscle strain, but this would be difficult to know without an exam so I would suggest you get seen if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

How do you get rid of scar tissue on a piercing?

Piercing Scar: You can never completely get rid of all scarring after a piercing but perhaps a physician can help minimize the scarring through advice, injections of medication or minor procedures. ...Read more

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How to remove scar tissue from nose piercing?

How to remove scar tissue from nose piercing?

Usually injections: There are several ways to approach the removal of scar tissue in this area which depends on its location, size and type of scar. Usually injections with corticosteroids are a mainstay of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate scar tissue around an ear piercing?

How can I alleviate scar tissue around an ear piercing?

You need to see: A doctor to make sure it is not infected and consider kenalog (triamcinolone) injections ...Read more

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How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

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

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Would it hurt badly to get a piercing in a scar tissue?

Would it hurt badly to get a piercing in a scar tissue?

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

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How do I get rid of scar tissue on an industrial piercing?

How do I get rid of scar tissue on an industrial piercing?

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

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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?

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

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How can a dermatologist shave off small bit of scar tissue from belly piercing rejection?

How can a dermatologist shave off small bit of scar tissue from belly piercing rejection?

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

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

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

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

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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 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?

Sinus tracts ; scars: Piercings usually develop sinus tracts and if you also have significant scarring then these may contribute to your developing wounds on your lips. See a local plastic surgeon so that she/he can best advise you regarding further management. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I cant move left arm & upper chest normally since thoracotomy caused scar tissue. What to do?

I cant move left arm & upper chest normally since thoracotomy caused scar tissue. What to do?

Scar tissue: Scar tissue after thoracotomy can limit usual range of motion. How long ago was the surgery? What is your general health & mobility like? Answers to these questions can determine if you will improve with time or if you need a scar revision. Consult with us. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why is there more scar tissue on a chest x ray?

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

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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

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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

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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?

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?

It would not be: Surprising to have some residual discomfort due to adhesions, retractions or scarring. It is unlikely to be infection. If the discomfort persists it would be worth a visit to your health care provider to be examined. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more