Side Effects and Risks of Body Piercing

Side Effects and Risks
Body Piercing

Overview

Side effects

Infection Management

Treatment

Body piercing can lead to various immediate and long-term complications, including bleeding, pain, nausea, contact dermatitis, keloid and hypertrophic scars, granulomas, and infectious complications such as abscesses, cellulitis, and sepsis. Psychological effects may include trauma from piercing removal, altered self-esteem, and discrimination. Trauma to local structures, including oral, nipple, and genital piercings, can result in physical deformity and functional impairments.

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