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Nipple piercing problems


Bottom line

Nipple piercing can lead to serious infections and other problems.


VR Jacobs et al. Mastitis nonpuerperalis after nipple piercing: time to act. International journal of fertility 2003 48: 226-231.

Systematic review

Medline and internet searches for case reports or other studies regarding complications of nipple piercing.


Ten cases were found, nine published since 1999. Cases were reported from USA, UK, Germany and Canada. Seven were in women and three in men, with an age range of 15 to 60 years. The main comments were:


Significant problems following nipple piercing are probably underestimated. This interstinga nd thorough review is a good placee to start for references and other information.