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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Contaminated needles: And dyes. Tattoos are not associated with cancer, but the process can transmit a number of infections if proper aseptic precautions are not used, e.G, ... Read More
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may ... Read More
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Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Tattoos: Tattoo needle are sometimes not sterile. Therefore, many different viruses can be transmitted including hep c.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
If the needle is: Sterile, the risk is zero.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Hepatitis from tatto: If the artist reuses the same needle than you would be exposed to any number of infections including hepatitis if his previous clients had the infecti ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
Uncommon: Businesses that offer tattoos know they need to adhere to strict infection control procedures. You should see that they are using fresh, unopened supp ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
If the: homemade "gun" was only used by YOU the likelihood of having contracted HEP C with that gun = ZERO Hope this is helpful Dr Z
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
B, C , D: Most commonly hep b and hep c, but d possible.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lance Stein
Specializes in Hepatology
Yes: You are only at risk is universal infection precautions are not carried out. Ie. Sterilization, disposable needles, etc. Homemade or prison tattoos wh ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Vuppalanchi
22 years experience Hepatology
Cannot tell: Tatoos are a risk factor for acquiring hepatitis c. Sometimes it is contaminated ink while other times it is not adequately sterilized equipment. Not ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. RADHA SYED
51 years experience Gynecology
Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if kn ... Read More
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