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    An_254449 posted:
    My husband had inguinal hernia surgery a week ago. I really do not like the center he had it done at, they shaved him from the top of his penis to his belly button, across the pubic area on the side the hernia was not on, down his testicle and penis and into the cheek of his butt on the hernia side. Is this necessary prep for the surgery the incision is only 2 inches long on the hernia side. I can see that shave, but the rest?
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    counterso responded:
    Yes, it is important to shave the patient to make sure no hair is present in any area that MIGHT become involved in the surgery in case of complications. They can't stop in the middle of surgery to close the open skin, shave another area they need to cut into, and then start surgery again.

    Hair is going to grow back quickly, and should not be a concern. When it becomes itchy, use some talcum powder to do the job.


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