|snap back's and tattoos
Nov 22, 2012
ok so around april of this year i got a tattoo. shortly after the tattoo i came down with flu like symptoms and ictching waited 5 weeks and got tested for hep and hep c all the test came back neg. what is the like hood of my repeat test commnig back poz? for hep c. p.s i had lap work done 6 months after hep scare white blood count looks find liver looks good they did cat scan,ultra sound of liver that looks good just recently i went in to have repeat blood work done for hep c so please help me i'm afraid.s
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
The answer really depends on how you got tested. If you went to a proper tattoo parlor then they should have followed all the basic precautions by using a new needle with you. A new needle means that no one else's blood ever touched it, so no risk.
However if a buddy did your tattoo without a new needle then there's the possibility of risk and it would be important to get teste three months after that for an accurate result.
Hope this helps!
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