I've been looking into getting my lip pierced for about a year now. However I have some complications, lemme give a backstory. In January 2003, I ruptured my spleen on a plane flight home from New Jersey to Arizona, where I was supposed to get on a connecting flight back to San Diego. I ended up in the hospital, and had a partial spleenectomy performed a couple days after. The doctors removed half of my spleen, and then stitched me up and I was back home a couple weeks later. When I got back, I was still interested in the piercing but I got differing reports and alot of inconclusive evidence from alot of doctors. Some said that because of my half a spleen I have a higher risk for infection and disease, while others say my immune system is exactly the same as before. Now with a piercing in the mouth area, I hear that there is a higher risk of infection in this area because you have to constantly clean it, etc. etc. as compared to a piercing that's elsewhere. Now what I'm trying to figure out is whether a lip piercing (taking worst case scenario) is possible for someone with a lower, or poor immune system (I.E people with aids, 1 kidney, etc....or in my case half a spleen) Does anyone have an experience with this, or know where I can find more information? Cliffs: I have half a spleen, will I get infected from a lip piercing? My doctors provide differing opinions.