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I wanted to update with what my doctors office told me... they said that it

would be a good idea to put plastic jewelry in and cover them with bandaids.

If it was a bellybutton piercing, I would def have to take it out. Thanks

for all the input! Seems like my piercings are safe for now! :D

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Good post, I lost my nipple piercings to my Upper GI last week. I didn't think I would be waiting two hours for a pregnancy test. ;_; I guess for surgery I will be set.

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I took mine out when I got really sick and was having x rays done all the time. I got tired of the nurses coming in and asking me all sneaky-like "didn't those hurt when you had them done?!" and I could only imagine the snickering going on when they were all standing around as the xrays came back. :embaressed_smile:

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I took mine out when I got really sick and was having x rays done all the time. I got tired of the nurses coming in and asking me all sneaky-like "didn't those hurt when you had them done?!" and I could only imagine the snickering going on when they were all standing around as the xrays came back. :embaressed_smile:

There was no way that I was taking mine out (if I could help it), I just had them done back in December so I knew that if I took them out, they would prolly grow up. It was ok though, I put acrylic jewelry in and told all the nurses that I had them so there wouldn't be any problems. Most of them told me that they see them all the time, so it was nothing new to them. :rolleyes: I was told to put bandaids over them so if they pulled anything over my chest during surgery, they wouldnt get caught. So it all worked out, but let me just say, those bandaids hurt like hell coming off. :blink:

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Even if it it hurt it's good that everything worked out and you could keep your piercing!

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Hmmm.. I have permanant rings in my ears... They are surgical steel though... I wonder...

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OK girls... I'm an old foggy.... I know where the piercing is on the nipple but why?? I am not being snarky but truly want to know.. does it feel better during sex when they are tugged??? how about the piercings "down below" where exactly are they and doesn't it hurt during sex and anyother type activity that might rub that area? I am a horse rider and cannot even contimplate having a piercing down there? someone please explain the appeal.. I am truly asking for honest reasons I'm not judging or trying to be negative!!! I've always wondered!

Rhonda

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I just had another surgery in Jan and they made me take out all the piercings I could remove due to electricity. I have one in the cartelidge(sp?) of my ear that won't come out that they just taped it down. My tongue closed with that stay so I am planning to get it repierces after this one.

And reply to Rhonda - I used to have my nipples pierced - I liked the way they looked and it made them more sensitive but my body rejected the piercings :(

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OK girls... I'm an old foggy.... I know where the piercing is on the nipple but why?? I am not being snarky but truly want to know.. does it feel better during sex when they are tugged??? how about the piercings "down below" where exactly are they and doesn't it hurt during sex and anyother type activity that might rub that area? I am a horse rider and cannot even contimplate having a piercing down there? someone please explain the appeal.. I am truly asking for honest reasons I'm not judging or trying to be negative!!! I've always wondered!

Rhonda

Did you ever get an answer to this? I have both piercings you are asking about and could explain if you haven't.

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Everytime I send a patient to surgery I tell them everything goes, if you weren't born with it then you can't take it in with you. With that said I took mine out and left then out for two days, because when they do the swallow study they should be out as well, and mine closed in that amount of time. So if I were you I'd see if they'll let you wear clear retainer barbells and put bandaids over them, if not just take them out right before you go in and put em right back in the moment you are with it enough when you get out. Our surgery consents have a "refusal of jewelry removal" area so you can sign and leave jewelry in if you want but you waive the hospitals liability if anything were to happen related to the jewelry. And I'd bet that if you have surgery outside the US they are less strict about that issue. Hopefully some of the above night help you out.

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You can refuse to take them out. I refused for 2 different surgeries. Have then tape them and all will be fine. They only tell you to remove then for the sole purpose if you need to be shocked because ur heart stops, you can get burned from it. There is nothing they can do if you refuse. I even refused to take my wedding ring off. They just taped that too.

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I had to take out my monroe piercing for my upper GI, I wasn't informed what the test would entailed so my piercing closed up and I had a retainer at home too. For my surgery I had to take out my industrial.

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