A 20-year-old female asked:
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what would be the risk if i decide to have a tattoo while suffering from uncontrolled graves' disease? i really want to get tattoos.

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Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
None.: I am not aware of an issue between a tattoo and grave's disease. However it is more important to get the grave's controlled than getting a tattoo. Don't mess with grave's or you may be in one. See your doctor.
Answered on Apr 17, 2014
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin commented
29 years experience Geriatrics
Very well put, Dr. H!
Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Hepatitis etc: Why is your grave's disease uncontrolled? Go see your gp & take care of it. Risk from tattoos is hepatitis and other blood born infections.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably none: Just make sure it is a clean place as the biggest risk is hepatitis b.
Answered on Sep 14, 2013

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