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Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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How long after getting a nipple ring should it heal?

2 to 4 months.: Average healing times by piercing locations. Facial to include earlobes– usually 6 to 12 weeks, ear cartilage 6 to 12 weeks, oral or tongue – 3 to 6 weeks, nipple - 2 to 4 months, genital – up to 9 months and navel – up to 12 months. See: http://piercingu.com/piercing-healing-time/ ...Read more

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Iam male 30 years i like to interest wear nipple ring is any health problem afftect?

YES !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. ...Read more

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How to know if my nipple ring is infected.?

Infected piercing: Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Please seek medical care if this describes your nipple. ...Read more

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Why is it that my nipple rings smell and how do I get rid of it?

Possible infection: Are you keeping it clean? Check for signs of infection: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping piercing in place unless directed by Dr (if removed – drainage tract will close up w ^'ed risk of abscess formation). Call Dr for medical evaluation. Your Dr may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply. ...Read more

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Recently switched from barbell to cbr nipple rings and now it's puss and sore, is this normal?

Pus from a : Nipple piercing is not normal. It sounds like the tissue is either infected or irritated. Recommend medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can i get nipple rings after breast implants?

Yes: Yes but i would wait at least one month after the surgery, after you are completely healed and swelling starts to come down. Make sure you get this done in a clean, respectable place in a sterile fashion, remember you have a prosthetic implant in that if you get a nipple infection you can potentially infect the implant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Does nipple rings prevent you from breast feeding, if you decide to have kids in the future?

Can cause problems !: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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