Bridge Piercing Rejecting?

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Wednesday January 6th, 2010 @ 4:09 PM

Filed under: Surface/Unusual


About 2.5 years ago, I had the bridge of my nose pierced. Healing went well and the bruising and soreness healed quickly. However, after about a year of having it, I got a new job which didn’t allow facial piercings, so I switched the barbell to a PTFE barbell and simple wore no balls on the ends. I tried not to change it very often, and kept the PTFE barbell in most of the time. However I love my piercing and wanted to show it off when I got a chance, so I did change it occasionally, which would make it sore. Anyways, I eventually quit that job and again my piercing went back to being fine. Finally, to my question: my piercing still gets crusties, after having it for almost 3 years, and I experience discomfort when I touch it sometimes. I am deathly afraid that the piercing is rejecting, and want to catch it and remove it before I end up with hideous scars. Is it rejecting or simply migrating? It has already migrated slightly from the original placement, but nothing too drastic as I write this.


Blake (US)

Like so many questions we get here at AskBME, this is a hard one to answer with certainty without being able to see your piercing. My suggestion would be to go see a piercer in your area who you trust. They should be able to let you know if your piercing seems to be rejecting or migrating.

While many people find that their bridge piercing heals quickly and doesn’t act up, it’s also not uncommon to have the experience you are having. So, the soreness and crusties could be a sign of rejection, but they could also just be a sign of your particular bridge piercing being being finicky.

Let a professional check it out and give you an opinion based upon what they can actually see.

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2 Responses to “Bridge Piercing Rejecting?”

  1. I have a 3 year old bridge.
    It still gets crusties and pissed off every once in a while.

    samantha on July 6th, 2010 at 8:10 pm
  2. I also have a problem with my bridge. I got it pierced 2 months ago and it finally started looking nice. I woke up this morning to it being extremely sore to the touch and really red and swollen with a white pimple thing that popped when I was cleaning it. It’s giving my an awful headache and just want to know what I can do to help it progress in getting better

    Lizzie on September 20th, 2012 at 10:25 am

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