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Doctor insights on: Health Risk Of Tattoos

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What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

What are the long-term health risks of getting piercing?

Piercing Problesm: Common infections related to piercings include Staphylococcus aureus, group A Streptococcus & Pseudomonas. In some situations nipple piercings have led to chronic nipple infection requiring surgical intervention. Ear piercings have led to chondritis with collapse of the external ear. Naval and Nasal piercings often lead to infection. ...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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Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Do men or women face greater health risks from alcohol consumption?

Actually women: have more problems with alcohol than men in terms of organ damage, particularly liver and heart damage. However, there are other inherited predispositions that relate to how much damage alcohol will do any given individual. Alcohol is water soluble, and since women have (in general) more fat, alcohol is more concentrated in women, who also absorb more alcohol directly from their stomach. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

What are the health risks of cigarettes, aside from lung cancer?

Too numerous to list: Cigarettes cause exposure to hundreds of toxic substances that can affect all parts of your body. They also induce extra inflammation in many parts of the body which can cause acceleration of aging and of multiple other negative processes in the body. Looks up risks of cigarette smoking and the number of possible problems linked to smoking will take hours or longer to review. Stop or don't start ...Read more

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What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

What're the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle?

Obesity.: A sedentary lifestyle mainly causes an unhealthy increase in body weight, which can then lead to diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, muscular weakness, osteoarthritis, ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with radon exposure?

What health risks are associated with radon exposure?

There may be some: Radon is sometimes blamed as the cause for lung Cancer. But it is not a proven cause. You can get your home Radon level checked if you are concerned. Most houses do not have this problem. Why do you have this concern?? ...Read more

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What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

What are the health risks of smoking marijuana?

Mental Health risks: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of occasional smoking?

Are there any health risks of occasional smoking?

Sure there are: Smoking is 100% bad for you. It's toxic. No amount of smoke is good for you anymore than any amount of poison is good for you. Or radiation exposure. What's unclear is how much starts to be a significant risk. When you ask are there any health risks, you already know the answer. ...Read more

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Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Awareness for fgm/c female genital cutting===what are the health risks?

Female Genital : Mutilation can lead to death, severe chronic pain, hemorrhage, urinary retention, urinary tract infections, keloid scars, strictures, fistula, incontinence, infertility, painful intercourse, painful periods, neuroma, recurrent infections, septicemia, transmission of hepatitis, tetanus, HIV & difficulty with childbirth. This doesn't address the emotional damage & horror inflicted. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

What are the health risks of getting a blood transfusion?

As close to 0: as possible. Blood banking is a highly controlled service that has many different controls that make sure that all goes perfectly. Some people who get a lot of transfusions can develop antibodies. But USA blood is extremely clean of bacteria, viruses and other adulterants. Fear of getting a transfusion is not something you should worry about. ...Read more

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What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

What are the major health risks of smoking tobacco free sheesha / hookah?

If it is not: Tobacco, it depends upon what is being burned and what is inhaled. The hookah passes the substasnce through water, and could abstract aqueous soluble products, but not lipophilic ones. One needs to read the label of active ingredients. If you don't know; don't do it. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of herbal cigarettes?

What are the health risks of herbal cigarettes?

Many...: Including cancer, heart disease, lung disease, premature aging, dementia, stroke, and death (and this is far from a complete list). Keep in mind, all cigarettes are herbal. Tobacco is an herb. If you are asking about clove cigarettes, then add suddenly coughing up blood to the list, as that has been reported after smoking clove cigarettes. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of getting a meningitis vaccine?

What are the health risks of getting a meningitis vaccine?

None.: There are several meningitis vaccines given, mostly to children. They are all safe and necessary vaccines and can prevent unnecessary illness and death. The meningococcal vaccine is mostly given to children at age 10-11 with a booster at 16; pneumococcal and hemophilus influenza B are both given as a series with the regular under 2 year old vaccines. They also may be given to adults at risk. ...Read more

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Does masturbation affect health or is there any risk in future of becoming father?

Does masturbation affect health or is there any risk in future of becoming father?

No: Generally it's good for you, helping you stay focused on other things, stay physically comfortable and learn about your mind and body in preparation for marriage. Think about that one special girl in your future. Don't let anybody frighten you with foolish talk. If you have an obsession with erotica that is keeping you from doing what you should be doing, your physician can help. ...Read more

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Risks of corneal tattooing?

Risks of corneal tattooing?

Lots: There is risk of infection, scarring, and a reaction to the dye, among others. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Doctors, what are the health risks of smokeless tobacco?

Cancer and others: Chewing tobacco, snuff etc. produce high levels of the organic compounds ("tars") that are associated with cancer of the head/neck. In addition, you absorb nicotine and the cardiovascular complications of that, while not as bad as smoking, are still bad - an increase in heart attack and stroke. You are also just as dependent on nicotine as smokers. Bad breath, stained teeth, the spitting - all bad ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with multiple body piercings?

What health risks are associated with multiple body piercings?

Many: One study showed complications in up to 35% of people w pierced ears. Problems can include infection, keloid, traumatic tearing and allergic reaction. High ear piercings through cartilage have ^ risk of infection & lack of healing because of minimal blood supply to auricular cartilage. You can develop a perichondral abscess as well auricular perichondritis. If you ear is hot, red, swollen or > ...Read more

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What are the health risks of AIDS, aside from a compromised immune system?

What are the health risks of AIDS, aside from a compromised immune system?

Don't need more: Than immunodeficiency, however malignancy remains another health risk after opportunistic infections in AIDS patients, but again stemming from the fact that immune surveillance is compromised too, wish everybody wellness ...Read more

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What health risks are associated with a tattoo?

What health risks are associated with a tattoo?

Tattoo Risks: Some risks associated with tattoos include allergic reactions to dyes, skin infections, development of keloids or granulomas & blood borne diseases such as Hepatitis B or C & tetanus. A rare complication is interactions with magnetic resonance imaging. ...Read more

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Hi docs, can you tell me if having too many tattoos is bad for your health?

Hi docs, can you tell me if having too many tattoos is bad for your health?

Possibly: The tattoo ihk is constantly being eaten by your immune cells and going to the lymph nodes. Over the years we have not seen an increase in cancer with tattoos however there may ne a new association to skin cancers and the yellow ink Its still early but mybe real. Red ink can cause allergic reactions a well. The more ink you have the more in the nodes. We do not know if its harmful 2 b full body ...Read more

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Can laser tattoo removal cause health problem?

Can laser tattoo removal cause health problem?

Not Likely: If you have the tattoo treated with an appropriate laser, usually a Q-switch (fast pulse) the effects should be limited to disruption of the tattoo pigment in the skin. I have seen tattoos treated with an inappropriate laser that lead to burns, scarring, but no other type of health issues. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

What health problems are caused by laser tattoo removal?

None as noted: Laser tattoo removal allows for the macrophages to remove your ink bringing it to the nodes. There does not seem to be any ill effects. There are immediate risks and most of which are operator dependent scar formation , blistering, infection from poor after care and some others not related to the persons allergic reaction to ink, swelling, itch, pigment loos ( the skin looses pigment) ...Read more

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Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

Would it negatively affect my health or its effectiveness if I were to be tattooed over the nexplanon implant?

It's your choice: It won't interfere with the medicine. I'm a tattoo buff and have three. But you need to be VERY sure it's what you want. Wait several years after you get the original idea and if it is EXACTLY what you want, go for it. It hurts. But mine are so meaningful I would not trade the pain for any pleasure I can imagine. Follow your dream, think for a LONG time, and then make the right choice. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about any health implications from laser tattoo removal? Or is it an unnecessary concern?

Should I be concerned about any health implications from laser tattoo removal? Or is it an unnecessary concern?

So far no problems: Aside from instant problems like burns from inappropriate laser use there seems to be no adverse health issues to laser tattoo removal. The ink in taken up by your lympahtics which is where it would go already but much more slowly. Thre is no study that shows any acute health issues ...Read more

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How is a tattoo removed? What is the cost in money and health of getting one removed?

Tattoo Removal: Tattoo ink is placed beneath the top layer of skin. That makes tattoo removal more complicated and expensive than the original tattoo application. Scarring is likely after most types of tattoo removal. Infection or skin discoloration is possible as well. You can due laser surgery, dermabrasion, or surgical removal. ...Read more

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Is having henna tattoo every month bad for our health? Especially for the skin? I have no skin allergies.

Is having henna tattoo every month bad for our health? Especially for the skin? I have no skin allergies.

Possible: Repeated applications may sensitize you to henna causing a contact dermatitis. However this is not a certainty and will not adversely impact your health unless you apply henna over 50% of the skin surface and then have a contact allergic reaction to it. ...Read more

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Even with modern laser removal, does tattoo ink ever leave the body? Could accumulation in lymph nodes cause health issues?

Yes and maybe: Ist question The tattoo ink is vaporized and most the ink is gone. There may be some residual and some ink is very hard to remove. If the pt has had poorly done inking and a lot of tattoo in may get in the lymph nodes. I am not aware of significant disease in this regard. See your dermatologist or plastic surgeon for adequate treatment. ...Read more

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In laser tattoo removal, what happens to the ink your body can't remove? Does it stay in your lymph nodes, kidneys, etc. Can it cause health problems?

In laser tattoo removal, what happens to the ink your body can't remove? Does it stay in your lymph nodes, kidneys, etc. Can it cause health problems?

Immune system: The laser breakes up the ink small particles the immune cells take it to the lymphatics where it gets expelled. It is uncertain how long it remoins in the nodes. Persons with tattoos have flecks in the nodes for life with no seemingly adverse outcomes. Laser tattoo removal does not seem to cause medical illness at least in the past decade that it has become popular. Just go to a medical doctor ...Read more

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Are tattoos bad for you in anyway?

Not regulated by FDA: The pigments / inks used in tattoos are not regulated by the us food and drug administration, which makes me a bit wary, especially when you consider that, over time, some of those substances will become absorbed through the skin into your system. So i would be concerned about the potential toxicity of the substances used to create the tattoos. ...Read more

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How do I tell people that I removed my tattoos?

Why tell?: If they were removed and not noticeable it is your choice. If they are in process of being removed tell them that they no longer fit with who you are and prefer to not have the tattoos anymore. This is long process of 12 or more months. ...Read more

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How to care for first tattoo?

Basic wound care: keep it clean gentle wash warm water only no scrubbing use moisturizer like aquaphor or cetaphil a few times a day keep it out of hot tube keep out of the sun if puss comes out or it gets hot red and painful go to your doctor it could be infected ...Read more

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What are the consequences of getting a tattoo?

Regret : Future regret is the number one consequence of getting a tattoo. The cost of removing and the complications associated with removal are another. Contracting an infectious disease such as hepatitis c is a real concern, especially when obtained at an unregulated facility. ...Read more

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I want a tattoo but am on elquis is it ok to have one?

No: Tattoo is a form of self-mutilation and one should not get one, certainly not if you are on blood thinners. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more