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is it safe to get a tattoo if i have kidney disease

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Tattoo PCD: See no reason why not as the ttooist knows how to protect u from getting HIV, hepatitis etc. I would discuss with your team first as they know u bes ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
You may: Assuring the tattoo artist runs a clean shop and uses sterile instruments, etc. It would be fine, even with an underlying kidney issue.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I know of none: The blogs are full of people with transplants who've been warned not to get inked, but a search of the nih database shows not a single study or case r ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: There are many types of kidney disease, and many ranges of severity. Your nephrologist is crucial in getting your renal function stable, and your medi ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Risky: If you had a transplant you are likely on meds to lower your immune system so that the kidney does not get attacked. If you are on any immune suppres ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Tattoo: There are risks involved with any similar procedures when you have blood disease. Advise getting clearance from your doctor before doing the tattooing ... Read More
A 45-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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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
18 years experience Dermatology
No: I would not recommend any piercing of the skin surface in a patient with hemophilia.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zohreh Soltani
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No but.........: Pregnancy is successful for most women with polycystic kidney disease. However, they may develop a life-threatening disorder called preeclampsia. Thos ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kline
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Getting a tattoo gives you some risk of developing hepatitis which may be in a short course or after significant time has passed. Much less likely if ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
Yes : Yes. I know of no validated data that shows that any type of body massage is either contraindicated, unsafe, or dislodges/promotes passage of a kidney ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keshav Narain
28 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes, but..: You could also do your own surgery if you wanted. The question isn't can you treat, but should you treat. If you are not familiar with treating pyel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably Not: Is the keloid close to the tattoo? Must determine the difference between hypertrophic scar and keloid. If in doubt, the laser technician can do a sm ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
No: Wait until the infection is resolved.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Tatoo: If it is in good control and the proper sterile proceedure is used.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Should be: However, always discuss such questions with your transplant dr. Before proceeding. He/she will know best.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Schaner
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Having a kidney transplant will. Ot prevent you from having cosmetic surgery. Your risk profile for things like infection and your ability to heal may ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You should be fine, the meds you are taking should be discussed with your ob/gyn.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
In a way: Depending on the infection, you may put your partner at risk of getting an infection from the bacteria, etc. and it may cause discomfort while you hav ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
No: Every blood donor undergoes screening blood tests for hepatitis b & c and hiv. If tests positive, blood donaton is not allowed.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: I assume you know what a bruise looks like. If it looks like a bruise, it is likely to be a bruise. The lyme rash often has a bulls-eye appearance.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
To be safe: Avoid all massage on the abdomen. Only ask for superficial massage on your back and flank.
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