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Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Hepatitis & tattoos: If the needle and the ink are contaminated with blood from someone with hepatitis c, the answer is yes. ...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


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Can you get cancer from tattoo? & aside from that, what makes you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

Can you get cancer from tattoo? & aside from that, what makes you get hepatitis C from tattooing?

No cancer, hepC--yes: There has never been a report showing tattooing causes cancer, but definitely hepc--yes. Hepc is transmitted because of dirty-needles; the artist may use the same needle used on a hepc positive person, thus can transmit the hepc to you. So, if the needle is sanitized or using a clean/new needle, you won't get hepc from tattooing. So, get tattoo at a clean place! good luck. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting hepatitis from a tattoo needle?

What are the chances of getting hepatitis from a tattoo needle?

Hepatitis from tatto: If the artist reuses the same needle than you would be exposed to any number of infections including hepatitis if his previous clients had the infection. Any blood borne infection can be passed by using the same needle on multiple clients. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

Is it unusual to get hepatitis C from a tattoo gun?

Uncommon: Businesses that offer tattoos know they need to adhere to strict infection control procedures. You should see that they are using fresh, unopened supplies. What we really worry about are home-made tattoos, especially done in groups, or in jails/prisons. Here, even small amounts of blood from one person could be transmitted (along with hepatitis c or b for that matter) to someone else. ...Read more

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How likely is it I could have hepatitis c getting a tattoo with homemade tattoo gun 8 years ago I don't remember if it was sanitized or not ?

How likely is it I could have hepatitis c getting a tattoo with homemade tattoo gun 8 years ago I don't remember if it was sanitized or not ?

If the: homemade "gun" was only used by YOU the likelihood of having contracted HEP C with that gun = ZERO

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis b?

I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis b?

Yes: Just like any other invasive procedure - if the guy pricking your skin has something - you have a chance of getting it -. ...Read more

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I recently got tattooed by a friend. The gun was boiled for 20 minutes, new needles, ink, and sanitation. No one has hepatitis but can still get it?

Cannot tell: Tatoos are a risk factor for acquiring hepatitis c. Sometimes it is contaminated ink while other times it is not adequately sterilized equipment. Not sure if 20 min of boiling is adequate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Is it safe to get a tattoo if you have had hepatitis?

Hepatitis and tattoo: Hepatitis can be transmitted via non sterilized needles.A reputed tattoo place wold use sterilized needles.However, if your own infection status if known , must be notified to the tattoo technician as he must protect himself and other clients from possible transmission of infection. ...Read more

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I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis c?

I get tattoos, am I more at risk for hepatitis c?

Yes: You are only at risk is universal infection precautions are not carried out. Ie. Sterilization, disposable needles, etc. Homemade or prison tattoos where the sharing of needles or ink is common is a common source of hepatitis C transmission. Be sure to ensure that your tatoo parlor uses proper sanitary precautions and techniques. ...Read more

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If i get a tattoo from a very clean and respectable well known place, is there any chance i contract a disease such as hepatitis or hiv?

Depends: Hiv and hepatitis are blood borne. If the place reuses or does not properly clean needles, you could get infected with hepatitis and/or hiv. ...Read more

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Is there still can be any chances of getting hepatitis if i get my tattoo done from a clean place where they use new needle and ink? Any other advices

Don't get a tattoo: It makes it less likely that you would get hepatitis, but there is no real way to say for sure unless you see them using new sterile needles. Best way would be not to get a tattoo at all. ...Read more

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If you get a tattoo, how likely are you to get hepatitis c?

DependsOnWhereYouGo: Only if the needle used has infected blood on it
If you go to a reputable place where they use a brand new needle and throw away after the use and also the ink is discarded
And for next person same is practiced than you will not get infected with HepC
But if same needle and ink is used there is a good risk of getting HepC ...Read more

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How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it

How early can you detect hepatitis from a tattoo? I just got a tattoo done but i can't remember if they had the needle unopened. Can you get rid of it

Hepatitis: Blood tests can tell if you have active hepatitis from hepatitis virus a , b, c, or d. They can also tell if you have ever been exposed to the virus in the past. You should see your doctor for evaluation and blood tests to ease your mind. ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis?

Tattoos and disease: I am not sure what you are asking here. Laws or statutes regulating tattooing differ by state. Whoever does your tattoo should use scrupulous cleaning technique to prevent spread of blood-borne diseases from person to person. If a shop is messy, it is a pretty good indication of cleaning techniques. Common sense will keep you safe. ...Read more

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Can you contract hepatitis from a tattoo?

Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. Sadly, as dr. Singh points out, some people are dumb enough to be inked by friends or goofballs. ...Read more

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Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Does hepatitis stay in your system forever or can you treat it to go away? From a tattoo?

Hepatitis: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and it can be caused by many things: virus, alcohol, chemicals, medicines, autoimmune to name a few. When you are infected with a virus it can go away or it can remain latent and quiescent and possibly reactivate later or it can remain active either slowly smoldering or more strongly active. There are 3 main types of viral hepatitis a, b and c. There is tr. ...Read more

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What are the laws concerning tattooing and hepatitis c?

Regardless..: Have the inker show you the unopened plastic capsules that contain the ink, and the needle in the paper wrap in which it was autoclaved. Friends have told me what sound like good rules for tattoos -- none before you are 30, and only the tattoo that you have wanted for five years. Fraternity / sorority tattoos work best on the inner ankles; conspicuous tattoos may affect your getting a job. ...Read more

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Can hepatitis C be transferred from tattooing?

Not if you're smart: Today's professional inkers will show you the sterilized, plastic-sealed containers of ink, and the autoclaved tattoo needles, and break the seals on both as you watch. Do not settle for anything less. ...Read more

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What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

What are the laws with tattooing and hepatitis c? Are there any laws?

Tatoos: There are at least 3 forms of viral hepatitis, a, b, and c. Vaccines are available for a and b. All can be transmitted by dirty needles, and some by food and sexual exposure. Tatoo parlours use needles to inject the dye into the skin, to make the tatoo, and so brand new sterile needles must be used on every client, and proper sterilization must be used in the facility to prevenf spread of disease. ...Read more

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Slight elevation of liver enzymes:alt 54 hepatitis? Was vaccinated for a &b. No needle use, tattoos, blood transfusion.

Slight elevation of liver enzymes:alt 54 hepatitis? Was vaccinated for a &b. No needle use, tattoos, blood transfusion.

Could be: Your doctor probably needs to evaluate you for hepatitis c and think about other causes of liver enzyme elevation. Sometimes an ultrasound of the liver and gallbladder will help. Your doctor may want to evaluate you for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis as well. ...Read more

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Can everyone born in the 60's get hepatitis b vaccines?

No reason not to: The present form of the vaccine was not available to infants born in the 60's, but i see no reason for them not to get it. In fact, i believe it is required for most health care systems to offer it to any personnel that have patient contact whatever their age. ...Read more

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Could someone get hepatitis from getting fingered?

Unlikely: but still possible, particularly if there was mucosal break, with bleeding. Viral hepatitis (B and C) is usually transmitted by blood to blood contact. ...Read more

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How get rid of hepatitis b?

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How get rid of hepatitis b?

Hepatitis B: In about 80-90% of hepatitis b cases- your body will be able to get rid of the viral infection. In minority cases- the virus will stay and cause a chronic active hepatitis b infection and this can put you at risk to have liver cirrhosis, failure and liver cancer. Treatment for acute infection is mainly supportive care. For chronic active infection- go to see hepatologist for further therapy. ...Read more

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How could a person get hepatitis c?

How could a person get hepatitis c?

HCV : Is usually spread from contaminated or shared needles. It is less likely to spread sexually or from infected mother to neonate than hbv. ...Read more

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Who should get tested for hepatitis c?

Who should get tested for hepatitis c?

Hep C testing: The "old answer" would be:
1. Abnormal "lfts"
2. At-risk conditions - eg. Blood transfusions pre-1993, any history if IV drug use (even once), history of jaundice or hepatitis etc. Etc.

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the CDC is contemplating recommending all us people born between 1946 and 1965 (and maybe 1970) should be screened once.
http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis/actionplan_viralhepatitis2011.pdf. ...Read more

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Could someone get hepatitis from anal sex?

Could someone get hepatitis from anal sex?

Hepatitis & Anal Sex: You can definitely get hepatitis from anal sex. ...Read more

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Should I get my bf tested for hepatitis c?

Should I get my bf tested for hepatitis c?

Yes: If you have to ask that question (based on your bf's past history), then the answer is yes, he should be tested. ...Read more

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Can you get hepatitis C from snorting drugs?

Yes: In short, yes you can get hepatitis C from "snorting drugs" and from using intravenous drugs. This is the most common cause of contracting hepatitis C. The good news is that now a days, we can cure hepatitis C over 90% of the time compared to medications in the past. See a hepatologist for discussion regarding the new therapies. ...Read more

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