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Offline csangel

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Random question
« on: October 19, 2005, 05:12:52 PM »
This may seem a wierd thing to ask, but should i shave my legs before going to the hospital?

its just, no one has said anything about it, and i only just thought of it myself!

Lucy

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Re: Random question
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 05:20:12 PM »
Yes, they do recommend it. But, try to be careful you don't knick yourself   :'(...OUCH!

Good Luck!
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Offline csangel

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Re: Random question
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 05:21:59 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Random question
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005, 09:04:21 PM »
I would recommend shaving before your surgery too. It will probably be a while before you can shave again anyways.

Good luck!

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Re: Random question
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2005, 11:02:31 PM »
It's not a strange question, but you may want to check your pre-op instructions.  MY OS said not to shave the area being operated on--since they shave it and didn't want it irritated from a recent shave. 

Good luck to you--Pamela

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Re: Random question
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2005, 11:37:09 PM »
i ould shave before suregry too, i couldnt shave for about 2 weeks after surgery and i was wuite the hairy beast!
krista
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Re: Random question
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2005, 02:35:07 AM »
If you are going to shave maybe consider using an electric one so you don't cut yourself. The Knee is not exactly easy to shave.

Often they'll shave your knee just before you go in anyway. They did for me.
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Re: Random question
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2005, 03:11:17 AM »
My doc said not to shave my leg pre-op because I could cut my knee and risk infection. It really won't make a difference if you have shaved or not because like someone said earlier your leg will be wraped up for about a week and the hair will grow back anyways. After surgery I don't think you'll be very concerned about letter the Dr or theripist seeing your leg.

Good luck on the surgery,

Lisa
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Re: Random question
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2005, 05:38:07 AM »
Hey
You are lucky cause you know ahead of time . I did not, emergency thing and since I had on jeans I was alittle hairy, well they did not shave mine for me and  honestly I had a problem when they took staples out I thought it was just a lump from op, or scab deal, but it was an ingrown hair.  :-X. So if I had a chance I would. I even shaved when I had staples in with electric one.I Don't let it go for more than two days now cause you never know. I treat it like the clean undies thing now lol :o   Good luck Bikersmurf.
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Re: Random question
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2005, 01:19:10 AM »
My doctor's instructions said not to shave because if I cut myself  doing it he wouldn't be able to do the surgery.  The skin where the surgery is to occure must be in good condition without any cuts, scrapes or blemishes or he would not do the surgery.  I did shave however with an electric razor the night before my surgery.

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