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

Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: It could
Especially if it caused a low grade infection after piercing.

In brief: It could
Especially if it caused a low grade infection after piercing.
Dr. Barry Cohen
Dr. Barry Cohen
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Piercings always cause scar tissue.

In brief: Yes
Piercings always cause scar tissue.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Milk ducts empty into the nipple so if you have a nipple piercing it is possible for the scar tissue from the piercing to obstruct a duct.
This presents as a painful lump. If the piercing is recent, remove the piercing and use hot compresses several times a day to cut down swelling. The duct may re-open. If it doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor.

In brief: Yes
Milk ducts empty into the nipple so if you have a nipple piercing it is possible for the scar tissue from the piercing to obstruct a duct.
This presents as a painful lump. If the piercing is recent, remove the piercing and use hot compresses several times a day to cut down swelling. The duct may re-open. If it doesn't improve quickly, see your doctor.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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