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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Piercings, What Might You Not Know

When it comes to piercings women often ask about scaring, the risk of infections, the potential for nerve damage, and the reversibility of the location. For most the piercing is fashionable, safe, and even for the most part reversible. For the ease of removal, remember not every piercing is the same. Some of the piercings have simple bars or balls under the surface of the skin to hold them in place, some have more odd contraptions holding them in place. Many gynos suggest having the individual that is going to remove the device watch some You Tube videos on the structure before any cuts are made to remove an implanted device that isn't a simple ring or screw. Cleaning the piercing is important, for those who have gotten a bit aggressive with soaps you can use dilute salt (saline) to wash the area regularly to keep it clean, especially if it is relatively new piercing.   Other important considerations, such as, exposure to metals that you make be allergic to. However there are more obscure facts that gynos want their patients to be aware of with regards to piercings. Did you realize that the tracts left by body piercing as well as any grooves in the jewelry of piercings may trap DNA? In fact DNA recovered in those locations has helped solve crimes by detecting DNA from victim or the perpetrator. It is a good idea for you , and your gyno to record the locations of piercings as sometimes the bruises they might leave if someone was assaulted can help document the assault. Also remember that all of these things show up on x rays and other imagining devices (ultrasound) and it is possible for the piercing to block what your gyno is trying to see on a particular test.

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