Potential side effects of a tongue piercing include infection, disease transmission, extensive bleeding and nerve damage. Another possible side effect is endocarditis, which results when bacteria enter the bloodstream, a... More »

Tongue piercings can be damaging to braces or impede their success. The piercing can hit the braces or teeth and break them, either during sleep or while speaking. A tongue piercing can also make the braces less effectiv... More »

Side effects of nose piercing may include infections, perichondritis and the formation of a septal hematoma, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Additionally, nose piercings can fall out easily and th... More »

Possible side effects or complications of a lumbar facet rhizotomy include infection, allergic reaction, nerve damage and bleeding, according to East Carolina Pain Consultants. A facet rhizotomy can provide significant r... More »

The hard decision to take out your tongue piercing needs to be handled correctly to prevent infection. If you are planning on taking out your piercing temporarily, make sure that the hole is completely healed before atte... More »

There are many signs of an infection from lip piercing such as swelling, redness, scabbing, tenderness, foul discharge with pus, inflammation, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and bleeding. Lip piercing infection can spre... More »

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Side effects of nose piercing may include infections, perichondritis and the formation of a septal hematoma, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Additionally, nose piercings can fall out easily and th... More »