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My nose is pierced. I have the screw type piercing. I've read a whole bunch of websites about how to get it out and I can't figure it out. It hurts so bad when I try. I got it pierced when DH and I were down in Washington state (3 hours away and no intentions of going back anytime soon. I HAVE to be able to get it out on the 27th when I go for surgery. Any tips?
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it took me about 3 separate tries to get mine out the first time. just keep trying - eventually you will figure it out!

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Is it long enough you could cut it? Or is this like a 'favorite jewelry" kinda thing.

You can also go into just about any body shop and ask for help.

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I would go to a piercer. That's what I had to do when I was up for surgery last year. I had to get those invisible plastic plugs so the holes wouldn't close up.

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I would go to a piercer. That's what I had to do when I was up for surgery last year. I had to get those invisible plastic plugs so the holes wouldn't close up.

Good luck.
How quick will it close up? I am only at the hospital for about 7 or 8 hours. Would it close up in about 10 hours time?
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it took me about 3 separate tries to get mine out the first time. just keep trying - eventually you will figure it out!
Is it harder to get out or put back in?
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Pull it out as far as it will go and then flatten it to the side so that the whole jewel and stick part is laying flat along your nose. Then you should be able tograb the stem and rotate it to twist it out... does that make sense?

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Pull it out as far as it will go and then flatten it to the side so that the whole jewel and stick part is laying flat along your nose. Then you should be able tograb the stem and rotate it to twist it out... does that make sense?
That's what I've been trying. Maybe I just need to pull harder. It hurts though!
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it hurts to get it out the first time. mine actually bled! i think it probably took me 45 minutes on the third try to actually get it out. i just sat there with the computer and the mirror and followed the directions until i actually got it out. the hole can close pretty quickly so i would try and find those plastic retainers to keep the hole in when you are in surgery.

i never ended up putting it back in. i just bought those bend to fit piercings and put them in an L shape. much easier. however my dd is an expert at getting the screw piercing in and out in a jiffy.

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Go to a studio and have them help.

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Mine always closes up super quickly. One day I had a cold, and took it out for about 8 hours. I just about cried when I went to put it back in. Just remember to breath and do it slowly, in steps (or get a smaller guage ring to put in later).

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try pushing it out from the inside (haha it'll look like you're picking your nose, okay i'm verrry mature this morning!

I've taken mine for for days without it closing up, I got mine pierced in 2005 so its been in awhile, I never had any issues with getting it in/out.. I actually end up pulling it out with i blow my nose sometimes.

When did you get it done?

just remember to wash your hands really well before so it won't get infected!

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How quick will it close up? I am only at the hospital for about 7 or 8 hours. Would it close up in about 10 hours time?
Fro what I understand, it will close up pretty quickly, that is what my piercer told me. I would go ask them though, I am no expert.

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That's what I've been trying. Maybe I just need to pull harder. It hurts though!
Don't pull so hard it hurts!

Maybe clean the inside part of the jewelry with a q-tip and alcohol? I know I always had trouble taking mine out if there were any "crusties" on the post.

Just gently ease it. Be sure you're looking in a mirror to see which way the metal bends so you know which way to turn the ring.

I would recommend going to a piercer and asking for help. If you force it, you could stretch out the hole and I personally wouldn't want that.

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When I took mine out my XP had to sit on my head and help me pull/twist it out. It hurt like h e double hockey sticks.

I never did put it back in.

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If you have a jewelry making pliers, like a very small needle nose pliers, use it to hold the back in place, and then turn the post from the outside so that it screws out of the back.

It would be a good idea to have a place-holder ready to put in immediately afterward.

Wash your hands thoroughly before you start, and make sure the pliers is clean too. You can just wipe it down with alcohol before you start.

Good luck with the removal, and your surgery!
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Don't mess with it too much! I was too rough with my piercing taking it out and putting it back in, and ended up getting a bump (I forget what it's called) on the inside and outside of my nose. I finally had to let it close up, and I still have the bump on the inside 6 years later! I'd go to a piercer to have them help if I were you.

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i just had to take mine out (nose and eyebrow) because i had to have a head ct on friday night, i left them out til today (sunday) with no issues at all.. but they are 4 and 5 years old, how long ago did you get yours done?

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