A hysterectomy is done in a sterile environment. Unfortunately, you aren’t sterile – you have a number of germs residing on every inch of your skin. Getting rid of as many germs as possible before your surgery is one of the ways you can reduce your risk for infection.
Your surgeon will provide you with pre-op instructions for showering before surgery. Your skin and hair need to be freshly washed and dried.
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