How long does septum hurt after piercing?

Answered by Edward Huber

When I got my septum pierced, I was definitely a little nervous about how much it was going to hurt. I had heard stories from friends who said it was excruciating, while others barely felt a thing. But let me tell you, after the initial piercing, the pain was really not that bad.

For the first few days, my septum was definitely tender. It felt a bit sore and swollen, and there was some discomfort when I touched it or bumped it accidentally. But overall, it was manageable and didn’t interfere with my day-to-day activities.

After those initial days, the pain started to subside. It wasn’t completely gone, but it became more of a dull ache rather than a sharp pain. I found that cleaning the piercing regularly with saline solution helped to keep it clean and reduce any potential discomfort.

In terms of the healing process, it can vary from person to person. Some people may find that their septum heals completely within six weeks, while others may take up to three months. It really depends on your body and how well you take care of the piercing.

During the healing process, I didn’t experience any major pain or discomfort. There might have been occasional moments where I accidentally bumped my septum or caught it on something, causing a brief twinge of pain. But overall, it was a relatively pain-free healing process.

One thing I would advise is to avoid touching or playing with your septum piercing too much. This can irritate the piercing and potentially prolong the healing process. It’s also important to follow any aftercare instructions given by your piercer to ensure proper healing.

While the first few days of a septum piercing may be a bit uncomfortable and tender, the pain should subside relatively quickly. After that, you can expect a mild ache and occasional twinges of pain, but nothing too severe. Remember to take proper care of your piercing and be patient with the healing process, and you should be able to enjoy your septum piercing without significant pain.