Doctor insights on:
Dermal Back Dimple Piercing
Cosmetic, infection: Dermal piercings satisfy a cosmetic and societal need depending upon the company you keep. The other advantage is that unlike tatoos, they can easily be removed. The cons are infection in the healing period after piercing and long term allergic response to the rings and things placed in the piercing. ...Read more
Saline Solution: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel. ...Read more
Dermal Piercing: Clean a new dermal piercing w saline (1/4th tsp non-iodized salt mixed in 1 cup of warm water). Apply with clean gauze or spray 2 to 3 times a day ; wipe w fresh paper towel. Risks w dermal piercings include migration of piercing (shallow piercing), embedding (pulls skin layers together), infection, allergic metal contact dermatitis (especially nickel) or rejection of metal. ...Read more
I have a micro-dermal piercing. It's hanging like at the end of the skin. I've tried to tug an pull. But I don't want to risk anything.
Removal: There are two ways to remove it. Both can be uncomfortable especially if it has been in place for a long time. If you can't remove it their are instruments that can actually cut it and solve the problem. ...Read more
Yes if...: If you left your piercings in they could produce enough metal artifact to distort the images. There could also be significant heating around any metal piercings. Finally, any piercings which are magnetic could potentially be ripped off your body and cause projectile injuries. Don't try to hide your piercings and enter the scan room! ...Read more
Dermal piercing: Your primary medical provider would likely have the skill set to do this. ...Read more
Is it safe to get dermal, dimple piercings today with 18 rotten teeth? I'll undergo oral surgery in a few months
Not smart: Teeth are infected. Doing surgery (piercings) in the same area where you have active infections is not wise. Besides, piercings can do permanent skin damage. If extensive extractions are planned there may be change in facial drape support, and that may compromise position and angulations of fixtures. ...Read more
I'm having surgery may 21 to correct a deviated septum. Do I have to remove my dermal anchor piercing?
Piercing: What part of your body is pierced.? If it is your nose I would say yes. ...Read more
I have an infected dermal piercing that needs to be removed. Should I go to a doctor for removal or my piercer? If so, what type of doctor?
Piercing: I think you should have the piercing removed by your physician because it is likely that antibiotics will have to be started as well. ...Read more
Water: Avoid peroxide and alcohol which are just irritating. Avoid bacitracin, neomycin, triple antibiotic as they are useless as well as sensitizing, causing allergic reactions. Avoid herbs and anything "natural". Water and vaseline are useful. Use surgical (stainless) steel or 14k gold metal. ...Read more
Not quite sure:
Of the question.
If BOTH back dimples are getting deeper, that occurs if the surrounding skin gets thicker (like with weight gain). or "YES". If it is pain in the area of ONE skin dimple then the answer is "NO" and several other possibilites some, like UTI are prety serious.
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The top back of my head is piercing sharp like I've never felt before. It started yesterday. What could it be?
Anything else?: Any recent head/neck injuries? Sometimes can be related to upper neck problems but if the pain is severe and concerning, please have it checked out. ...Read more
I have a lump where my back dermals are and it moves and is painful. It is only in one of my dermals. Is this something I should worry about?
Back lump: You have a bump on the back. It is painfull. It should be checked. Any lump or bump should be removed at the discretion of the examining dr. ...Read more
My back dermals got infected. I popped the puss and press them in again, but I can't see them, I don't know if they got rejected. What should I do?
Probable spasm: Random sharp chest is probably not a broken rib unless major trauma (it takes a large g-force to break ribs). Sharp chest pain is usually a G.I. (stomach or gallbaldder) or esophagus pain (spasm). The best thing to do is sit up (not lay down), take an antacid (tums). Sharp chest pain with breathing can be 'pleurisy'. You may want to get seen to get an exact diagnosis. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
I was wondering are the cysts on the back of my cartilage piercing causing the swelling and pain?
I have pain under my right rib piercing through my back. The latter is more painful. It would then spread to my l/r back shoulder?
See Doctor: Could be your gall bladder or your stomach like an ulcer, it will take a good workup to tell what it is. You can expect a thorough history, physical examination, x-rays and or ultrasound, possibly an ekg and blood work. Your description sound serious from the character of the pain, so I wouldn't wait. ...Read more
I have a tragus piercing & got a big swell red ball and my piercing stud is still in there but can't see the front just the back part of piercing?
Infection?: More than likely an infection. See your pmd. In all liklihood, will have to be removed. Good luck. ...Read more
Second hole piercing Healed AMAZINGLY with no complications. I take earring out just 2 clean it & I feel a bump on back. Popped like a pimple. Normal?
Yes: You can get a small localized area of infection after a piercing. ...Read more
Bump on back of piercing hole. Some parts are hard like keloids are while others are soft and filled with fluids. What could it be and what should ido?
Have it examined: Have a physician examine it. Without seeing it, it is difficult to diagnose whether this is an infection, fluid collection, or scar. ...Read more
Burning, piercing, shooting back pain underneath shoulder blades. Is there anything I can take for?
Yes: Anti-inflammatory medications are good to take for this. Most likely this is pain referred from your neck. ...Read more
The back top of my head feels like it's piercing/flashing pain why? Can postural problems cause this from the spinal cord?
Neck: There are a variety of upper cervical spine disorders that can result in similar pain. Which one you have or don't have would require a good exam. If the problem is bothersome then have it checked out. ...Read more
Did a second earlobe piercing 3 months ago, not yet completely healed but I see a small amount of flesh poking from the back could this be keloid.
Hypertrophic Scar: After the skin is injured, the healing process usually leaves a flat scar. Sometimes the scar is hypertrophic, or thickened, but confined to the margin of the wound. Keloids, by conhypertric scartrast, may start sometime after the injury and extend beyond the wound site. ...Read more
Will my eyebrow grow back after having piercing ripped out the skin never reconnected and when I plucked the first time after half the hair came out?
Usually: Eyebrows will usually grow back, but not always. ...Read more
I am a 36 year old female experiencing constant pain starting under the lower part of my right shoulder blade. Sometimes I feel piercing pain through?
Cholecystitis: The gall bladder problem presents this way when blocked or inflamed. Be aware of a yellow tinge to the "whites" of you eyes and the hurry to a surgeon. If you must wait, avoid fatty foods like the plague. There are, less often, more serious problems. For both, see a surgeon or GI specialist. ...Read more
Why is my belly button piercing hurting from inside? Is it normal, just got it pierced 2 months back.
I had gotten my nose piercing done few years back, and now a swelling is being formed in that area... What could it be? Please help!
Infection?: It is possible that the nose ring has caused an infection, or rather the opening of the skin to respiratory bacteria has caused it. It could possibly be chronic irritation from movement of the ring which is creating a fibroma (a chronic irritation causing excess tissue to be formed). I know it is a popular cosmetic look for youth, but really it is unwise for a number of reasons. ...Read more
I have a constant burning in my right bicep and if I try to lift anything or put my arm behind my back its a piercing pain what could it be?
Hi. Head was turned looking at phone. Turned to look up & felt sharp piercing pain in left back side of neck in the middle. No other issue. Ideas?
Muscle strain: Sounds like you strained a muscle (sternocleidomastoid, trapezius) in your neck. Heat, an NSAID, gentle massage and time should take care of it.... avoid aggravating the muscle while it heals. As always, if symptoms do not improve fairly quickly (w/in a week or so) see your family physician. Best of Luck! ...Read more
8months old 2nd lobe piercings healed partially. But there are bumps around them and sometimes get bigger then pop n bleed with no puss n comes back.
Doctor can check: If the piercing has a friable spot (a spot that is not healing well, and is easy to start bleeding when irritated), that spot could bleed if one tries to put in or take out an earring. Bumps can also form if there is infection in the skin, or an allergic reaction to the earring's material. A primary care doctor or dermatologist can take a look. It's good to show the doctor an unbroken, new bump. ...Read more