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i have leukemia but now in remission and i want to know if i can get and piercings or tattoos

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on labs: Universal precautions (clean needles, etc) should be used independent of leukemia status. You could get tattoos/piercings otherwise if your labs were ... Read More
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual ci ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Maybe not: There has been some concern of transmission of hepatitis b and c virus through tattoong. We cannot assume that all needles and paint in tattooing par ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Yes, assuming....: As long as you go to a reputable tattoo artist, assuming you haven't had any long term issues from your therapy 20 years ago, you would really be at n ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Evaluation needed: Generalized lymph node enlargement in a person with a prior history of hematologic malignancy requires further evaluation. Please see your primary car ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
EVERY CASE: is DIFFERENT and many times when a disease like Leukemia recurs it does as a slightly different type. Besides that consideration COMPLICATIONS of THER ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes it usually does: Hyderea is commonly used to lower the WBC count. But it does not do much to the basic leukemia process. Have you considered a bone marrow transplant a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pierce what?: If you are in remission, you may pierce your body parts. However, some piercing are not good for even a fully healthy person. Even though you are an a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
D/w your oncologist: Technically speaking, yes- you can- as long as your white blood cells counts and platelet counts are normal. There is risk for infection and bleedin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: But you are certainly making yourself to far more devastating conditions like hepatitis b, c and hiv.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It depends: Not sure what you mean by a similar condition. Whether you can get pregnant still is based on what treatments you had, your age and your menstrual st ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience Medical Oncology
Difficult question: Part of this depends on the type of leukemia: acute or chronic. The standard thought is 5 years for acute leukemia. However, the risk of relapse is si ... Read More
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