I got my second ear piercings about 6 weeks ago,

Patient : I got my second ear piercings about 6 weeks ago, after 3 weeks I noticed pus and blood coming out of one hole and as I cleaned them everyday it went away, however I have just taken both earrings out after 6 weeks - which took about 20 minutes to pull them out) there is dried blood in both butterflies, I'm not sure if this is an infection but I have cleaned the holes and put new sterling silver earrings in both holes, was this the correct thing to do?
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