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Peircings 2 years 1 month ago #70058

  • Kguill2003
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I got my daith peirced over 3 years ago and it has not healed. I also got 5 ear peircings (conch and helix) about a year ago and they haven't healed either. When I had my spleen removed I was told getting tattoos and peircings may be a challenge (I'm heard-headed :/). I have been in remission for almost 4 years and my count is at 398K. I've gotten 4 tattoos in the last 3 years and they have healed wonderfully. I'm pretty convinced the ITP and/or splenectomy is causing my peircings to not heal. Like my body doesn't get that I want them so it's constantly attacking the areas. Anyone else have this issue or heard of it?

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Peircings 2 years 1 month ago #70061

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Sounds like an infection. It's common anyway but having no spleen won't help. The GP could give you antibiotic ointment.

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Peircings 2 years 1 month ago #70062

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Or it might be an allergy to the earrings.

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Peircings 2 years 1 month ago #70064

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Not an infection. Seen 3 docs. They all say no infection. They advise I remove them but I don't want to!

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Peircings 2 years 1 month ago #70066

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Personally if I had a piercing that had not healed I wouldn't get another 5 piercings until that one healed!!
Haven't heard anyone here that had a piercing not heal & say ITP caused it.

I don't think you want to hear this but people I've known who have had piercings that won't heal have had to get rid of
them in order for the wound [and it is a wound] to heal. Your body, you have to do what you feel is best for you. Good luck!
"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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