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Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

Is geting a tattoo safe when you are on a blood thinning medication?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


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Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

Is it ok to get botox if you are on blood thinning medication?

No problem: I've given Botox to about 7, 000 headache patients and many were on Aspirin or prescription blood thinners and I have not seen any increase in bleeding or bruising. It is important to make sure that the doctor uses a 30-gauge needle (or thinner) and is experienced in this procedure. ...Read more

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I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

I have a total of 6 stents, how long should I expect to be on plavix (clopidogrel) or other blood thinning medication?

Depends: It doesn't matter so much how many stents you have but why you have them, what do you your other arteries look like and when were they put in. For instance, if a patient had stents for a heart attack and got 2 stents and then got 2 more 8 months later and then another 2 in a year, i might recommend life long antiplatelet treatment with Aspirin (81 mg) and plavix (clopidogrel). ...Read more

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I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

I 'am on blood thinning medication . Can i check for genetic blood disorders while taking blood thinning?

Yes-any genetic test: If blood work is needed, be sure to elevate your arm, with pressure on the withdrawal site for several minutes, to prevent a nasty bruise. A pressure dressing should be applied. ...Read more

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I am on blood thinning medication can I also take glucosamine ?

Yes: Yes, there is no problem taking glucosamine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about which foods to avoid if you are on a blood thinner. ...Read more

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About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

About blood thinning medication--is dose reduced if I am very sensitive to baby aspirin even?

Testing required: All blood thinning agents must be monitored as everyone may react differently to the different medications. Even after a proper level is reached regular lab tests are required to monitor them. Think of diabetics who must constantly monitor their Insulin levels may help you understand the reason for testing. ...Read more

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I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

I take a blood thinning drug called clopidogrel can I have a tattoo done?

Tattoo: Getting a tattoo is always an infection risk. If there's bleeding, it will be considerably worse when taking anticoagulants. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?

How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?

Don't stop plavix!: First, check with your doctor who prescribes the plavix (clopidogrel) for you. If it is being taken for a heart stent that was placed less than a year ago, you CANNOT stop the plavix (clopidogrel) for any reason. Also, be very cautious about using ANY other supplements along with your prescription medicines, especially other blood thinners. Be sure your doctor knows exactly what you are taking, including supplements. ...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