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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. ...Read more
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Yes: Yes but there is a risk of excess bleeding. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read more
Bleeding problem: Von willebrand is a bleeding disorder that can cause bruising or a petechiael rash. This rash has small red dots. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Von willebrand disease is a difficult disease to diagnose. The most typical form is type 1, generating low levels of protein. However, your body can make this protein, and usually the treatment is a medication that "stresses" the body, causing release of von willebrand protein.
I have known of several people who have low levels during childhood and the levels normalize later in life. ...Read more
Unfortunately no: Von willebrand's disease is a deficiency or abnormality of a protein in the blood that helps with clotting. This is caused by a damaged gene (or genes) that are supposed to tell the body to make the correct protein. Therefore, the only way to truly cure the disease is to fix or replace the gene (s), something we can't do yet. There are effective treatments, but they don't involve blood transfusion. ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: Vwd is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Von wiilebrand factor is a clotting protein that helps stabilize clots by helping to bind platelets together and also helps carry factor viii in the blood. In vwd, vw factor is either decreased or does not function appropriately. Clots will form but they are not stable, can easily fall apart/ dissolve, and bleeding will then occur. ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with Von willebrand disease at age 6. He is now 17 and had test again because of a surgery in his future. We are told now that he does no have Von Willebrands. Is this possible?
Von Willebrand's: Sorry, but there's no way for a forum doctor to help very much. Diagnosing von Willebrand's disease is quite complex, usually including family history, personal history of abnormal bleeding, and several lab tests. This is something to address with his current doctor, or a hematologist, who in turn may need to see the results of the tests 11 years ago, if possible. Good luck! ...Read more
Bleeding history?: Doctors would typically order a test for VWD if the patient had a history of abnormal bruising and/or bleeding that made them suspicious, especially if there was a similar history among other members of the family. You don't mention how old your step-daughter is; the question is probably best directed to your daughter if she is an adult, or to her doctor if she is a child. ...Read more
Can you tell me if my girlfriend has von willebrand disease and I don't what's the chances of our children getting it?
Botox: As far as I know there is not contraindication. You may have a little bleeding at the injection site but it can be easily controlled with pressure or aluminum chloride. ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: Vwd is a decrease in production (usually) of a specific protein required for clotting blood, called vw factor. The actual amount produced varies. Typical symptoms include nosebleeds, heavy periods, easy bruising and bleeding after surgeries. There are treatments for this disorder. This is type 1 and it is the most common bleeding disorder. ...Read more
It's possible.: You don't mention if you are male or female. Women with VWD who have menorrhagia (very heavy periods) can develop severe anemia either acutely due to blood loss or more slowly due to iron deficiency, yet think their periods are "normal". Men on the other hand would generally recognize the amount of blood loss required to cause this as being abnormal. ...Read more
No: Not unless you're bleeding to death.Get a more detailed answer ›
Ask hematologist: This is a decision that you should make with your hematologist. There is not a one-size-fits-all answer for this one. Vwd is a variable disorder with different levels of bleeding between different patients and subtypes of the disease. ...Read more
Depends: Usually this desease does not effect the outcome of an abortion since the way the uterus stops bleeding is by contractions, not clotting. However, if there are complications that require further surgery, this could present a very difficult situation for the patient. Fortunately, abortion care is very safe and rarely results in any need for additional surgery. It is the safest sugery bar none. ...Read more
Yes: Symptoms of VWD may include increased bruising. Other types of bleeding typically seen include nose bleeds, prolonged menstrual periods, prolonged bleeding after surgery or injury, mucous membrane bleeding. Vwd usually does not present with spontaneous joint bleeding / deep tissue bleeding as is seen in the hemophilias. ...Read more
VonWillebrand type 3: This is severe von willebrand disease. These people may have a total absence of von willebrand factor, and factor viii levels are often less than 10%. Usually inherited in recessive manner (one affected gene from each parent who may not have symptoms). It is essential to see a pediatric hematologist for this disease. ...Read more
Bleeding disorder: Von willebrand disease is a condition that can cause extended or excessive bleeding. The cause of von willebrand disease is a deficiency in or impairment of a protein called von willebrand factor, an important component in your blood-clotting process. In general, it takes longer for people with von willebrand disease to form clots and stop bleeding when they're cut. ...Read more
A bleeding disorder.: It is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Type 1 is mild, more symptomat in females with menorrhagia and mucous membrane bleeds DDAVP (desmopressin), inhaler is effective. Type 3 severe, Joint bleeds in addition. Type 1 clotting protein is decreased but missing in type 3 and defective in type 2 (several sub types). So the VW factor is to be given by infusion In most types 2 and 3. ...Read more