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Is It Safe To Get A Tattoo On Arms Or Chest After Double Mastectomy
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
I had a mastectomy of my left breast with lymph node removal 12 years ago would it be safe for me to get a tattoo in that arm?
Lymphedema: If you had surgery to remove the lymph nodes under the arm during a mastectomy which is common i would not recommend a tattoo on that arm as if you get an infection it could cause your arm to develop lymphedema which could be debilitating and chronic . Get a tattoo on another area would be my suggestion if you want to do that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Personal choice: Women have options after mastectomy: immediate reconstruction, delayed reconstruction or no reconstruction. Ideally all women should be given these options depending on the circumstance. Those who choose not to do reconstruction are making a personal choice. The great thing about breast cancer is that there are many options available. The earlier you are detected, the more choices you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I received the smallpox vaccine about 16 days ago. I was wondering if I could get a tattoo on my other arm or on my chest? If I can't then how long should I wait?
?: Impossible to answer in this format. You will need exam to get a DX if you are concerned about the bumps. ...Read more
Itchy blister like pimples. 1itchy2whitehead looking like pimple appears 3pot it still itchy. On my lower arm and chest by my semi new tattoos?
Likely inflammation: ...or folliculitis, a localized infection to the hair follicles caused by irritation from the new tattoo and bandages that were used to cover it. Use soapy water to clean the area three times a day, air dry well, and apply an antibacterial ointment. Call your doctor if the pimple lesions get bigger, are warm to touch or you develop a fever. ...Read more
I am 20 years old w/severe headaches and chest pain and upper back pain, also i got a tattoo three weeks ago causing my arm to have pains.Whats wrong?
So many issues: You won't get your answer on the internet. You should see a family doctor and get a full check up. ...Read more
I have had major pain in left shoulder that goes under the arm and into breast..I had a double mastectomy 9 years ago. I have lumps in left bresst?
Without knowing: Your exact history, it is impossible to say, but left shoulder pain can come from heart. Or it could be spread of cancer to bone. It could be something as serious as a fracture or pulmonary embolism, or simple as a sprain, or even shingles. Time to go see a doctor for evaluation for all of these possibilities. ...Read more
Maybe esophagus: You may be having spasms of your esophagus induced by the cold liquid. That's not a serious problem, but can be painful. If it gets too bad, you may need to see a GI doc and have a test done for diagnosis. Just because it happened after mastectomy doesn't mean that is the cause. Best of luck! ...Read more
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