Scoop Report: Pierced People Suffer In Silence
By Marietta Gross - Scoop Media Auckland.
Researchers Discover High Percentage Of Pierced People Suffering - Researchers from the University of Carlow in Pittsburgh www.carlow.edu have reasoned a large proportion of people with body piercings are silently suffering from medical implications. Persons with breast and genital piercings are at particular risk. But only three per cent of those affected seek medical help.
One hundred and fifty men and women with nipple piercings (43 per cent), genital piercings (25 per cent) or both (32 per cent) participated in a survey. The most common side effects were infections and problems while urinating. Other respondents suffered from pruritus.
Sixty six per cent of people with nipple piercings and 52 per cent of those with a genital piercing had sanitary problems. More than half of those surveyed with such problems sought relief from the 'piercer', but only three per cent decided to see a doctor.
However, the scientists were able to affirm that the pierced persons surveyed stood by their jewellery. Partners also gave the piercings and jewellery their full support.
Researchers concluded, study results showed that pierced people seldom seek help from medical care professionals.
The scientists also recommend that if you are contemplating having piercings, or are experiencing discomfort, too call on accredited piercing experts only.