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Unread 07-15-2007, 11:52 PM
Shaving for a TVH?

Someone asked me if I would be shaved for my vaginal hysterectomy. Yikes! That sounds like adding the itchies to my recovery. Is it standard operating procedures to be shaved?
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Unread 07-16-2007, 12:09 AM
Shaving for a TVH?

Hi there lil-eduk8r,
I had a TVH and I was totaly shaved and didn't even know it til I woke up after surgery. My doc forgot to mention it to me and I was a little shocked but it really wasn't bad coming back in like I thought it would be. I just wish she would have said something. She did tell me after that she was glad I didn't do it for the risk of a nick and infection so you may ask your doc and see what they want you to do prior to your surgery, I think most would rather do it themselves the day of surgery. take care and hop this helps you some.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 12:09 AM
Shaving for a TVH?

Hi Lil ~ I wasn't shaved for mine Good luck & hope you have a smooth recovery
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Unread 07-16-2007, 01:24 AM
Shaving for a TVH?

i DO know that you should not take it upon yourself to shave for risk of infection of any kind. i had a TVH and they shaved "lower part" only - and after i was put under my general. not itchy at all growing back - i think that comes more from shaving upper part...I know it seems weird, but to me not as weird as someone pulling my uterus out through "the love canal" LOL
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Unread 07-16-2007, 07:01 AM
Shaving for a TVH?

That was one question I forgot to ask and I was surprised by a "mini shave" when I got to the castle. They did the top part only.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 07:10 AM
Shaving for a TVH?

I had TVH, and they didn't shave me.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 09:51 PM
Shaving for a TVH?

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Originally Posted by lil-eduk8r
Someone asked me if I would be shaved for my vaginal hysterectomy. Yikes! That sounds like adding the itchies to my recovery. Is it standard operating procedures to be shaved?
They totally shaved me & that bothered me alot growing back between the stitches, itching it drove me crazy!

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Unread 07-16-2007, 09:55 PM
Shaving for a TVH?

First off, don't shave yourself unless you've been instructed to do so.

Secondly, if they do shave you, they do. There's not much you can do about it. Each doctor has his/her own procedure. For my hyst, I was shaved, and for the hematoma surgery (same incision site) I was not.

In the larger scheme of things, it's a pretty minor thing, although I know everything seems huge right now. Try to set aside the worry and just let things happen.

Hope this helps.
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Unread 07-16-2007, 10:12 PM
Shaving for a TVH?

My hospital was wonderful about doing all the "icky" stuff after I was under. They shaved me, catheterized me, and trached me all after I was put out. I remember entering the OR and right at the door a nurse gave me "happy juice" in my IV. She said it was just to calm me, but it put me right out. By the time my table was put in the middle of the OR, I was completely out. I don't even remember seeing my Drs in the OR. It was wonderful.

Hair growing back: So far, the worst was the first week. It hasn't been too itchy, and I sometime get ingrown hairs which are very painful. I was worried about that, but didn't get any. The worst part was the rubbing of the new grown hairs on my underwear.
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