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Unread 10-12-2004, 01:55 PM
shaving before surgery ?

I am having an abdominal hysterectomy. My doctor told me to shave the morning of surgery. How much do you shave?
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Unread 10-12-2004, 02:15 PM
shaving before surgery ?

My instructions from my hospital was not to shave. They didn't want to take the chance of me cutting myself before surgery. The nurse shaved me once I got in the operating room. In fact, that is my last memory before they knocked me

Unread 10-12-2004, 02:17 PM
shaving before surgery ?

It might be a good idea to call your DR's office and get clarification.

Typically for an abdominal hyst they only shave the abdomen to the pubic bone.

And most if the time the patient isn't told to do it themselves.
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Unread 10-12-2004, 02:39 PM
shaving before surgery ?

<< Typically for an abdominal hyst they only shave the abdomen to the pubic bone >>

Now that you mention this, I think he did mention to the pubic bone. He did say he tells his gals to shave themselves because the nurses do a rough job. The pubic bone is the bone right at the bottom front isn't it?
Unread 10-12-2004, 02:47 PM
shaving before surgery ?

Yes it is - but did they tell you to use a razor? At the castle when they shave there they use an electric shaver, not as close but no worry of nicks.
Unread 10-12-2004, 02:53 PM
shaving before surgery ?

<< did they tell you to use a razor? >>

My doctor didn't stipulate a shaver or a razor. You would think it wouldn't really matter if you nick yourself. He is doing a much larger incision the same day. Why would they worry about a small nick? You would think you have a greater chance of infection in the deeper incision then a small nick. Either way, I will take extra care when I shave.
Unread 10-12-2004, 02:55 PM
shaving before surgery ?

You have a greater chance of getting bacteria into the nick before you get to surgery. That is the main reasons for most Drs having you shaved at the castle.

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