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Can a person with von Willebrand disease get a tattoo

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 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
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 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
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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
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Careful: Yes, but you may bleed from each needle injection.
Dr. Scott Diede
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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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Yes but there is a risk of excess bleeding.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy King
Plastic Surgery 20 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 19 years experience
Blood tests: There are a few blood tests that help diagnose von willebrand disease. It is not always easy to diagnose. The levels that are measured can change with... Read More

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