I had my nipples pierced about 2.5 yrs ago. Occassionally, one (usually the right one) will get very sore, infected, itchy, or the skin around the nipple will peel. Today, I noticed that the piercing in the right nipple was bleeding. I have not felt the jewelry snag on my bra, and I have not done anything strenous or even moved much outside of simple walking and sitting. The nipple is a bit sensitive as well.

Things to consider: I started on Ortho Evra 4 weeks ago. I am currently on my off week, though I've had no period. My breasts have been slightly tender since being on the patch. I have not added anything new to my hygiene regimen.

This is not the first time that I've had bleeding, but it is the first time that I've had bleeding that wasn't caused by infection or snagging.