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Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can a person with von willebrand disease get a tattoo?

Can a person with von willebrand disease get a tattoo?

TATTOOS: Von willebrand disease (VWD) is a bleeding disorder. It affects your blood's ability to clot. If your blood doesn't clot, you can have heavy, hard-to-stop bleeding after an injury. I believe it might be dangerous to stop any of the bleeding that might occur during the tattooing pricess. I hope you are not disappointed.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could people with von willebrand disease get tattoos?

Could people with von willebrand disease get tattoos?

Yes: Most people with von Willebrand's don't know they have it. If you have a severe form and are followed regularly by a hematologist, ask him/her first. Otherewise, go ahead. Be sure it's something you really and truly want. Best wishes.

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Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Can people with von willebrand disease get tattoos done?

It is possible, but: Depending on the severity of your disease, it is possible, but only in consultation with your hematologist. The severity of VWD is quite variable from patient to patient. If you really wanted to get a tattoo, you could pre-treat yourself with the appropriate medicine as if you were having an elective surgery, but you would have to pay for it out of pocket (i doubt insurance would cover it).

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Could people with von willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

Yes: Like everything else involving body art, it's at your own risk. Your physician might be your best guide here. If you take a factor before other procedures, this would perhaps be a good time. Start with something small. I like well-chosen body art and if this is something you've really wanted for some time, I hope you're able to get it.

Dr. Glenn Messina Dr. Messina
Aesthetic Medicine
31 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is it possible for people with von willebrand disease to get tattoos?

Yes: About 1% of humankind has at least mild vWF. If you're presently being managed on medication by a hematologist, get his/her thoughts. If it's not been a huge problem for you, and your physician has released you, then go ahead. VWF involves the blood itself and its platelets, while the tattoo involves the deep skin.

Dr. Nadia Ghattas Dr. Ghattas
Pediatrics
44 years in practice
University of Mansura Faculty of Medicine
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I have type 3 von Willebrand's disease, and I want to get a medic alert tattoo on my wrist. How should I approach the procedure?

VON WILLE BRAND DIS.: I realy prefer if you use medical alarm bracelet instead, tattoos can cause several serious infections & increase your risk of bleeding because of your Von Wille brand diseae. Talk to your doctor before do anything. Good luck

Dr. Michael Engel Dr. Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
16 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Do people with von willebrand disorders get tattoos?

Do people with von willebrand disorders get tattoos?

It is possible for..: A person with a bleeding disorder like vwf def to get a tattoo, but precautions are warranted. If you normally utilize DDAVP (desmopressin) or similar adjunctive to address bleeding, it's advisable to administer doses the day of and following the tattoo to mitigate/prevent bleeding. Using a tattoo artist with designated training in infection control is essential. Not my cup of tea, but others have done it.

Dr. Michael Beckenstein Dr. Beckenstein
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
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Can you get a tummy tuck if you have von willebrand disease?

Can you get a tummy tuck if you have von willebrand disease?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the disorder will dictate if it is safe to proceed. How your coagulation profile responds to administration of dictates the effectiveness of treatment and safety of surgery. The costs of preventative treatment is very highland has risks as well, asking the decision to proceed with elective, cosmetic surgery more complex!

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Dr. James Ball Dr. Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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How do you get tested for von willebrand disease?

How do you get tested for von willebrand disease?

Blood tests: There are a few blood tests that help diagnose von willebrand disease. It is not always easy to diagnose. The levels that are measured can change with stress or illness, making it tough to know if you have the disease. Repeat testing is essential.

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Dr. Danny Westmoreland Dr. Westmoreland
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Do you know any person with von willebrand disease and factor five disorder both? I have both and I am told I can have no treatments?

Do you know any person with von willebrand disease and factor five disorder both? I have both and I am told I can have no treatments?

Yes: This is a genetic condition which leaves you with a potential bleeding problem. No cure but there are some pretty royal families with this problem.

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson Dr. Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Do you know of any person that has von willebrand disease and factor five disorder? My dr tells me I am unique. And I can't be treated for either one.

Why?: I agree that there are probably others out there with the same combination of problems. And this should not preclude any necessary therapy. If you have bleeding due to your vwd, treatment can be provided without greatly increasing your risk for developing a clot. Conversely, many patients with fv leiden (what I think you mean) don't need to take blood thinners, so VWD shouldn't be a problem.

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson Dr. Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is von willebrand disease considered risky for women?

Is von willebrand disease considered risky for women?

Not necessarily: "risky" is hard to define. Because menstrual bleeding is one of the more common problems women with VWD have, it is considered "riskier" for women than men. It is very possible to manage menstrual bleeding, as well as bleeding with childbirth very effectively, however. Once that happens, VWD is no riskier for women than it is for men.

Dr. Joseph Torkildson Dr. Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
35 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Is there a genetic basis for von willebrand disease?

Is there a genetic basis for von willebrand disease?

Yes: Vwd is an inherited condition. It affects both males and females. If one parent has the most common type, type 1, then each child has a 50% chance of inheriting the disease.

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Dr. Scott Diede Dr. Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
25 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Could you donate blood if you have von willebrand disease?

Could you donate blood if you have von willebrand disease?

No: Most blood centers say no, mostly because the risk for you donating (venipuncture) is not trivial and impossible for the blood center to assess at the time of donation. You could always donate your time as a volunteer at a blood drive, however!

Dr. James Ball Dr. Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Why does von willebrand disease cause skin rashes?

Why does von willebrand disease cause skin rashes?

Bleeding problem: Von willebrand is a bleeding disorder that can cause bruising or a petechiael rash. This rash has small red dots.

Dr. Michael Traub Dr. Traub
Fertility Medicine
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Is a C-section dangerous for someone with von willebrand disease?

Is a C-section dangerous for someone with von willebrand disease?

Possibly: With vwb, you may be at extra bleeding risk. It depends on the platelet count and the function of your blood clotting. So often your doctors will take special precautions. But anything can happen in surgery and with childbirth so being prepared is the most important thing. That being said, in most patients everything is fine.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I got diagnosed with Von Willebrand Disease and neither of my parents have it? And I'm 16

Multiple types: There are multiple types of this disease. It can also be acquired. See these sites for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/von-willebrand-disease/basics/definition/con-20030195 http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/206996-overview

Dr. James Ball Dr. Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
15 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of von willebrand disease?

Bleeding: Von willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder. There are several types, but the most common type involves nosebleeds or heavy periods. It can also cause significant bleeding after a tooth extraction or tonsillectomy or other surgical procedure.

Dr. Susumu Inoue Dr. Inoue
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
53 years in practice
Okayama University School of Medicine
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What happens if my girlfriend has von willebrand disease and I don't what's the chances of our children getting it?

50% in most cases: An overwhelming majority of von Willebrand Disease (VWD) is dominant, meaning that if you carry one gene, you have VWD. Supposing that your girl friend has one VWD on one chromosone, and the other is normal, the chance of her passing that VWD gene to your offspring would be 50%. Most patients with VWD have type 1 disease which is fully compatible with normal life span.

Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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Von Willebrand (Definition)

Von Willebrand disease is caused by a deficiency of von Willebrand factor. Von Willebrand factor helps blood platelets clump together and stick to the blood vessel wall, which is necessary for normal blood clotting. There are several types ...Read more