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Unread 02-18-2004, 06:57 PM

to shave or not to shave? which is most comfortable?
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Unread 02-18-2004, 07:47 PM

Hello Nervous,
I think they like to do it in the hospital so there is less risk of infection from a nick etc. They only did me a little bit and it was to stop the plaster from sticking after the surgery. Probably best if you are having abdominal surgery. Wow was I glad I'd had it done when it came to removing the tape from my tummy. I can understand your being nervous and full of all kinds of last minute questions. I wish you all the best for your surgery.
Unread 02-18-2004, 07:50 PM

The decision is theirs and they will do it. They are professionals and do it without any fanfair. Bookfairy
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Unread 02-18-2004, 09:50 PM

I was shaved after I went under anesthesia...never knew it happened! I think they prefer to do it in hospital.
Unread 02-18-2004, 09:57 PM

Yeah me too. They did when I was under anesthsia. After radiaion just a little came back. The rest is still gone and may never return. Looks funny
Unread 02-18-2004, 10:00 PM

Don't shave yourself. They will do it if necessary. I heard of one lady whose surgery was postponed because she had nicked herself so bad, theywere worried about infection.
Unread 02-19-2004, 02:58 AM

This is one of those "Ask your doctor" questions. Each Dr has their own preference. Mine told me not to shave anything down in that region for a whole week before surgery. It was driving me nuts! They only shaved a tiny bit right around the incision. And that was after I was out. Definately ask before doing anything.
Unread 02-19-2004, 04:51 AM

I was told to shave the top 1 to 11/2 inches from the top before going in. (TAH/BSO)

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