I have gotten my piercing three months ago, and over the weekend my shirt had snagged on my piercing and a white bumped had formed. I took my piercing out after and the bump bled for a little bit then decreased, therefore i put my piercing back in. The bump does not itch or hurt. The bump is a little hard and i feel no pain when touching it, i was wondering it it was a hypertrophic scarring and i should keep the piercing in or if it was a keloid and i should take the piercing out.
Hypertrophic Scarring From Piercing (photo)?
Doctor Answers 1
Early scarring from ear piercing - importance of IIT
This may be an early reaction to the piercing. Either the formation of a hypertrophic scar or keloid may ensue. I would remove the piercing and follow up with your surgeon to begin IIT.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.