A 20-year-old female asked:
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i booked an appointment to get a tatoo done and i was wondering, woukd it be safe? as i have uncontrolled graves' disease.

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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Tatoo and Grave's: Graves' disease is an immune system disorder that results in the overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). Nothing, including getting a tatoo, is safe if you have uncontrolled grave's disease. You need to seek help from an endocrinologist to get it under control before you wind up terribly ill. Good luck.
Answered on Sep 7, 2013
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Graves disease is auto immune and could make you have problems with this procedure. Get this under control to minimize any potential problems.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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