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Will my tattoo prevent me from getting an epidural?

Will my tattoo prevent me from getting an epidural?

No : An epidural can be placed where a tattoo is. However, if there is an infection in the skin over the epidural site that can be an issue. Be sure to keep your tattoo sites clean and address any concerns about redness early with your doctor. ...Read more

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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


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Can I get an epidural if I have a tattoo?

Tattoo/epidural: Previously there was concern about going through the tattoo, but this has not turned out to be a proven risk and most anesthesia doctors would give you an epidural inspite of your tattoo. ...Read more

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How can you prevent an epidural abscess?

How can you prevent an epidural abscess?

Sterile process: Epidural abcerss=1 in a million- lethal in 12 hours complication. Prevent by anesthesiologist must wear a mask and hat. Wash hands sterile gloves. All people breathing in the room should wear a mask. The equipment (needle etc) should be sheathed and covered when not being used. Air dry the sterile prep. Do not wiped off. Use saline not air for lor, sterile dressing- remove if catheter disconnected. ...Read more

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How can those people with body piercings and tattoos prevent infections?

Keep it clean.: Before, during and immediately after the procedures, keep the area clean and protected. Once healed, tattoos are unlikely to become infected. Piercings, on the other hand, should be protected from further trauma, and if become red and painful, may need additional care or removal to prevent the spread of infection. ...Read more

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Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if i take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Have noonan syndrome factir 11 deficiency clot and have a heart stent due to a car accident if i take medicine to prevnt infections can I get a tatto?

Tatto: With all these problems you have , getting a tatto might not be the best thing to do. It will increase you risk of contaminated needles and exposure to infections, like hepatitis c. ...Read more

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Why tatto prevents from blood donating?

Why tatto prevents from blood donating?

See below: Hep b and hep c are a concern especially if the tatteo was made before 96. ...Read more

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If I have been exposed to HPV and get the vaccine as advised will it prevent me from getting warts I have never broke out before?

If I have been exposed to HPV and get the vaccine as advised will it prevent me from getting warts I have never broke out before?

Maybe: The best time to get the hpv vaccine is before you have any exposure, but even getting the vaccine after you become sexually active is still recommended. Since there are several types of hpv, you will hopefully get more protection against them. ...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