Can people with Von Willebrand disease or hemophilia get tattoos?

By | January 23, 2014

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Can people with Von Willebrand disease get tattoos? The who wants it has type 2A; or will she bleed too much?

Yes. Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common of all the rare inherited bleeding disorders. It is more common and usually milder than hemophilia..

Von Willebrand's disease is a bleeding disorder in which a blood clotting protein(von Willebrand factor and Factor VIII) in your body's blood system is missing or does not work well.

In type 2 VWD,( usually mild) the von Willebrand factor doesn't work the way it should. Type 2 is divided into subtypes: 2A, 2B, 2M, and 2N. Different gene mutations (changes) cause each type, and each is treated differently. So it's important to know the exact type of VWD that you have.

Like hemophilia, vWD is a genetic disorder that is passed from parent to child. The child of a man or a woman with vWD has a 50% chance of getting the gene. In types 1 and 2, a child inherits the gene for the disease from one parent. In type 3, the child usually inherits the gene from both parents. In those cases, the child will likely have severe symptoms,even if the parents don't have any symptoms at all. VWD affects both males and females, while hemophilia mainly affects males

When a person with hemophilia is injured, he does not bleed harder or faster than a person without hemophilia, he bleeds longer. Small cuts or surface bruises are usually not a problem, but more traumatic injuries may result in serious problems and potential disability (called “bleeding episodes”).

I don't see any reason why you can not get a tattoo. If you have hemophilia, you may bleed for a longer time than others after an injury.

Tattoos are surface bruises or small cuts. They are not very deep.to cause exessive bleeding

In general, small cuts and scrapes are treated with regular first-aid: clean the cut, then apply pressure and a band-aid. Individuals with mild hemophilia can use a non-blood product called desmopressin acetate (DDAVP) to treat small bleeds.

You just have to be extra careful to avoid bleeding excessively. as non-stop bleeding can lead to death. You should inform the tattooist so he can apply pressure after he designs with his needle and to proceed very slowly.

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