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If i'm on dialysis, is it safe to get a tattoo?

If i'm on dialysis, is it safe to get a tattoo?

Yes, but: You know the tattoo risks are in viral infections like hepatitis and HIV if the needle is contaminated. If there is no infection, i see no reason a tattoo would affect a person on dialysis different than another who is not on it. ...Read more

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Is it healthy to get a tattoo while on dialysis?

Is it healthy to get a tattoo while on dialysis?

Kind of: Just stay clear of your forearms and arms. You may have fistula/graft surgery at those locations in the future, messing up your artwork. Reputable parlors use clean needles but the ink is still vulnerable to cross contamination between patrons. The ink itself has been known to grow atypical mycobacterium that can then infect your dialysis access. Be aware. ...Read more

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Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Home peritoneal dialysis vs center hemodialysis, which one is safer?

Depends on patient: In capable patients the peritoneal does not only provide for a better quality of life but also is safer. But in patients who are not likely to follow the rules well due to older age, dementia, poor manual dexterity etc, in-center dialysis is safer. ...Read more

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What cold remedied are safe for a dialysis patient?

Avoid decongestants.: Best to check with your nephrologist for specific advice that is tailored to you. Many cold medicines with decongestants can raise blood pressure and most dialysis patients already have high blood pressure. Coricidin HBP contains medicines that will not affect your blood pressure so this may me a safe option. ...Read more

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What would happen if i skipped a night session of pd dialysis? I'm currently doing 8 hours a night and need a break, not sure how safe it is thank you

What would happen if i skipped a night session of pd dialysis? I'm currently doing 8 hours a night and need a break, not sure how safe it is thank you

Clean ; Squeeze: Dialysis is both about cleaning (dialysis) the blood of toxins and squeezing (ultra-filtering) excess fluid out. Both functions are done constantly in patients with normal function. Missing a session puts you 2 days between treatments and at risk for electrolyte and/or fluid retention problems. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe for your skin?

Are tattoos safe for your skin?

Basically yes: Be sure the operator uses scientific, clean technique that won't result in infection. A few folks are allergic, usually to the red dye which may contain nickel. A few diseases, famously sarcoidosis, recur locally in tattoos. Especially, don't get a tattoo unless you REALLY want it and have wanted it for a long time exactly as you plan to get it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe to get with raynaud's syndrome?

Are tattoos safe to get with raynaud's syndrome?

On unaffected areas: Tattoos always have some risks and dangers. In patients with raynaud's phenomenon, there are repeated episodes of inadequate blood flow to the hands and feet, plus some other areas. Any injury to affected areas may take longer to heal, may be at higher risk for infection, and can have a harder time clearing any infection. It seems wise not to tattoo any areas affected by raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more

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Are tattoos safe to get while taking methotrexate?

Probably not: Remember, Methotrexate increases infection risk and an infected tattoo would be a major mess. ...Read more

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Would it be safe to get a tattoo before a colonoscopy?

Would it be safe to get a tattoo before a colonoscopy?

Probably okay unless: ...you've selected an unconventional site for your tatoo that may interfere with bowel prep and safe colonoscope insertion. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if tattoos are safe if you have dermatographism?

Go ahead: I trust your dermatographism is not so severe as to be a grave health problem that requires continual care. Dermatographism is mostly about reactivity of the vessels, rather than the integrity of the connective tissue where the ink will be. ...Read more

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I'm having a hysteroscopy on March 23rd. Would getting a tattoo this week be safe?

I'm having a hysteroscopy on March 23rd. Would getting a tattoo this week be safe?

Hysteroscopy: No. Avoid any elective procedures that can potentially delay a medically necessary procedure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get tattoos?

Is it safe to get tattoos?

Yes: It is safe to get tattoos. You should ensure that the tattoo artist is using sterile technique and the facility is clean & reputable. This means the artist should wear gloves, clean your skin with alcohol, use a sterile new needle, new unused inks, and use sterile technique with sharp items & bleeding, if any. People get into trouble with reused needles & inks causing infections like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Are tattoos and permanent make-up safe to use?

Yes, but...: Tattoos are generally safe, but some people are allergic to the elements that are in the tattoo dyes. Unfortunately, when that happens, other than injecting steroids in the affected areas, and ultimate tattoo removal, the inflammation will be chronic. Another problem is that over time, the tattoo dye migrate, so the lines becomes fuzzier. This can be problematic with tattoo brows and eyeliner... ...Read more

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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