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Can I get an epidural if I have a tattoo?

Can I get an epidural if I have a tattoo?

Tattoo/epidural: Previously there was concern about going through the tattoo, but this has not turned out to be a proven risk and most anesthesia doctors would give you an epidural inspite of your tattoo. ...Read more

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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Can i still become a doctor if I have a tattoo?

Can i still become a doctor if I have a tattoo?

Almost certainly yes: There are many doctors, each with a unique and individual personality. They come from many backgrounds, and many doctors i know have tattoos, and that has not stopped them! ...Read more

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Can I still get a tattoo if I have ringworm?

Can I still get a tattoo if I have ringworm?

Avoid the lesion: Ringworm is a common fungal skin infection and requires treatment. You can still get a tattoo but not at the site or close to the ringworm ...Read more

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If I have an infection that can be passed down, should I get a c-section?

If I have an infection that can be passed down, should I get a c-section?

Which infection?: Please be specific, C section is not necessary for all genital infections. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get an anoscopy?

No: If they look further with a colonoscopy then an IV is necessary, but for anoscopy no needle is needed. ...Read more

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If I have a nephrotic syndrome, can I get a tattoo?

If I have a nephrotic syndrome, can I get a tattoo?

Here are some...: Yes, but it is advised to get it done after general edema is gone and returning to reasonable good health, not right in the active symptomatic stage of nephrotic syndrome. Of no exception, occasionally, some unexpected complication like infection may occur. This is life reality, for which please refer to articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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If I am immunosuppressed, should I not get a tattoo or piercing?

If I am immunosuppressed, should I not get a tattoo or piercing?

No: If you are immunosuppressed then you realize that you are more succeptible to getting an infection and not having the ability for your body to fight it adequately. Placing foreign material or objects in your body sure isn't going to help. ...Read more

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Could I have a tattoo if I have keloids?

Could I have a tattoo if I have keloids?

Yes with risk: The development of a keloid is from dermal injury. Some persons are very susceptible to formation and have keloids develop even with ear lobe piercing. THe tattoo machine will puncture the epidermis and part of the dermis so there is the potential for a keloid to form ...Read more

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I am planning to have a tattoo but I have a keloid on my knee due to a bike accident. Is this a sign that I should not get a tattoo?

I am planning to have a tattoo but I have a keloid on my knee due to a bike accident. Is this a sign that I should not get a tattoo?

Possibly: Should discuss with dermatologist as you may be at higher risk for keloid type response to tattoo. There may be some medication that you could take or apply to minimize this risk depending on size and location of tattoo. ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a cryosurgery?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get  a cryosurgery?

No: Typically cryosurgery of the cervix is done without any local anesthetic because the freezing of the cervix actually numbs the cervix and minimizes the discomfort. You usually will experience a little cramping like a menstrual cycle and premedication with Ibuprofen can help with this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could get a shot if I have a cold?

What is the specific: Shot that you are referring to?. A general rule is that it is best to wait until you are not ill before getting shots (but there are some exceptions depending on which shot it is). ...Read more

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Can I get a hernia even if I didn't have a c-section?

Can I get a hernia even if I didn't have a c-section?

Yes: Hernias, or holes in the abdominal wall though which abdominal contents can protrude, can be present without having surgery. In fact, almost all pregnant women get a hernia at the belly button, but this usually does not cause problems, or need to be repaired. Consider repair if enlarging or painful. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a dermabrasion?

Probably not: This procedure is basically a gentle scraping of your skin to smoothen it. It can be irritating...Thus your doc may use a topical anesthetic before the procedure is done...So needle is not really needed in this case.... ...Read more

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If you have an ear infection, can you get a tattoo still?

If you have an ear infection, can you get a tattoo still?

Probably: It should not have any specific effect on tattooing. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

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