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Fear of Embarrassment during Hysterectomy

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Fear of being embarassed during hysterectomyI'm having a vaginal hysterectomy, and my biggest concern is simply embarrassment from exposure. What can I do to calm these fears?


What you are feeling is very normal and it is okay to ask and be concerned about your privacy and your fear of being embarrassed. Talk to your doctor about all your concerns. With today's privacy laws, your surgeon cannot give your information to anyone without your signed permission. Your surgeon will want to alleviate your concerns.

If you have watched any videos in the HysterSisters video library, you will notice that every patient is draped while in surgery with only the body part needed for surgery available. Sheets will cover you.

From the medical professional's point of view, you can be assured that they are more concerned about taking care of you and keeping you safe while in the hospital than anything. Any doctor or nurse that has been in the medical profession for a while has seen most everything, but that's not the point. The point is that they are professionals, and their job is to take the best care of their patients possible.

Do not ever minimize your own fears and concerns. They are real to you and any doctor or nurse with an ounce of professionalism will acknowledge them and help to assure you of your privacy as much as possible.


This content was written by staff of HysterSisters.com by non-medical professionals based on discussions, resources and input from other patients for the purpose of patient-to-patient support.

07-19-2011 - 01:17 PM


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