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Unread 09-23-2005, 10:41 PM

I have been shaving 'down there' all summer....I just have a strip up the middle basically. Should I stop shaving or does it matter?

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Unread 09-23-2005, 11:05 PM

i think they shave u anyways so i dont think it matters but hey i shave completely so i guess one less thing for them to do ...lololol
Unread 09-23-2005, 11:05 PM

Hi Diana, and

We're happy you joined the Hystersisters community! There is a ton of solid information on the site, and the members have unlimited hugs to dispense to you at all stages of your Journey to Good Health!

Your doctor will tell you if you need to shave prior to the surgery. Don't assume anything in this regard. Different doctors have different requirements.

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Unread 09-23-2005, 11:13 PM

Originally Posted by Hopeful_1
I have been shaving 'down there' all summer....I just have a strip up the middle basically. Should I stop shaving or does it matter?

hello, in my pre op paperwork it specified not to shave yourself (at least in the area they are doing surgery) said it helps to eliminate chance of infection (must be in case you nic yourself or something).i would keep on doing your usual shaving...leave the resy up to pre op team. wish you the best, bernice
Unread 09-24-2005, 03:38 AM


Give your doctor a call and find out what you should do. I've known of surgeries which were canceled because the patient (or an over-zealous nursing student) took it upon themselves to shave. There is an increased risk of infection from small nicks in the skin, so many doctors either prefer that you not be shaved at all, or that it be done by the surgical staff after you're put to sleep.

Again, call and find out. Always better to be safe than sorry.


Unread 09-24-2005, 06:29 AM

I'm having a TVH and my doctor said during my preop that she wasn't going to shave the "landing strip" she was going to do a trim. She said that I could do it myself if I wanted but to be sure that I didnt cut myself. I think I'll let her do it. It isnt the most convient place to get to with a pair of sissors and I don't want to risk cutting myself and having my surgery cancelled. She did promise that she'd make both sides match.
Unread 09-24-2005, 10:12 AM

it's not an issue in the uk - you do it yourself if you like, or they do it for you if you haven't. It doesn't warrant a mention at the pre-op.
Unread 09-24-2005, 12:13 PM

I always use a sugar wax product down there. Will that be a problem? No one said anything about it and there wouldn't be any nicks.
Unread 09-24-2005, 07:36 PM

I shave completely and the nurses loved it!!!! 1 less thing for them to do
Unread 09-24-2005, 07:48 PM

I envy y'all your coordination! I gotta ask do you do this in front of a mirror?

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