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Can a person with von Willebrand disease get a tattoo

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 73 years experience
TATTOOS: Von willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder. It affects your blood's ability to clot. If your blood doesn't clot, you can have heavy, hard-to-... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
No: Tattooing is a form of self-mutilation. It is ill-advised for a person without bleeding disorder and doubly bad for a person with a bleeding disorder.... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Yes, but....: Most people with von willebrand disease (VWD) do not know they have it. Many of them get tattoos and have no bleeding problems. If someone has one of ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: Most people with von Willebrand's don't know they have it. If you have a severe form and are followed regularly by a hematologist, ask him/her first. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 39 years experience
Careful: Yes, but you may bleed from each needle injection.
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Dr. Scott Diede
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
It is possible, but: Depending on the severity of your disease, it is possible, but only in consultation with your hematologist. The severity of VWD is quite variable from... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: About 1% of humankind has at least mild vWF. If you're presently being managed on medication by a hematologist, get his/her thoughts. If it's not been... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other proced... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
50 years experience
VON WILLE BRAND DIS.: I realy prefer if you use medical alarm bracelet instead, tattoos can cause several serious infections & increase your risk of bleeding becau... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 22 years experience
It is possible for..: A person with a bleeding disorder like vwf def to get a tattoo, but precautions are warranted. If you normally utilize DDAVP (desmopressin) or simila... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
22 years experience
Depends: Von willebrand disease is not an absolute contraindication to tummy tuck surgery. However, it does increase your risk for complications. I recommen... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Yes: This is a genetic condition which leaves you with a potential bleeding problem. No cure but there are some pretty royal families with this problem.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Unique, certainly: These are both fairly commonly inherited disorders. Factor v leiden occurs in about 1/100 people. Von willebrand is also about 1/100 or so. So it is... Read More
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