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Unread 10-07-2007, 10:21 AM
Nail Polish?

Hello Ladies:

I was wondering, and only saw one thread about this...... Everyone is suggesting to get nails done before going to the castle - especially toes. One thread mentioned that her doctor said absolutely NO nail polish on fingers and toes.

Has anyone else been given these directions or was the one thread, the only one? I always have my toes done and will feel "naked" (I know this sounds ridiculous) without my toes done. This is bugging me, and I don't have my pre-op until October 18th. Thanks!
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Unread 10-07-2007, 10:41 AM
Nail Polish

I had my nails done on Wed, went to hospital on Thur. Not a problem. Made me feel great and pampered.
Unread 10-07-2007, 10:42 AM
Nail Polish?


I have not had my hyster. scheduled yet but I do remember that when I had my c-sections scheduled that I was told not to wear nail polish because they look at the color under your nails as a quick reference for how you are doing. I think it has to do with your blood. I am anemic and the oncologist looks at my nails every time I see him.
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Unread 10-07-2007, 10:56 AM
Nail Polish?

I was told no nail polish at all
Unread 10-07-2007, 11:05 AM
Nail Polish?

Ask at pre-op. I was able to wear toe polish and a French on my hands. I also have artificial tips, and as long as they had a French they were not worried about it. The reason is that they can get the readings that they need through to lower part of you nail base. Just check because every surgeon is different with what they want.

And best wishes on your surgery.
Unread 10-07-2007, 11:10 AM
Nail Polish?

I was told no nail polish but polished toes were fine.
Unread 10-07-2007, 11:38 AM
Nail Polish?

Ask your doctor's office or the hospital where you are having surgery at what their policy is.

I had my nails done (permanent french) and pedicure with toes painted dark color and it was not a problem. Other surgeries I have had - it has not been an issue either.

If it is "naked toes" - that would be a treat to have them done right after surgery!

Unread 10-07-2007, 11:40 AM
Nail Polish?

I had a french done to my hands and my feet (as they always are). The nurses were commenting on how nice they looked. No one gave me any grief.
Unread 10-07-2007, 11:42 AM
Nail Polish?

I had french done also, I did ask about it they said toes only, NO polish on fingers though-something about checking for oxegyn
Unread 10-07-2007, 11:48 AM
Nail Polish

It is true that in the past, MDs looked at your nails to monitor blood, but it is no longer done that way. When I have my myomectomy in 96 and the first c section in 200, I was told nail polish. When I had the last csection in 2002 and last Thursday for the LAVH, I was told nail polish was ok. But you should call your MD's office to verify, but that was my experience in Burbank, Ca.

Good luck

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