A 32-year-old female asked:
i'm having a tonsilectomy under general anesthesia. why do i have to remove all of my clothes? especially underwear?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Karen Sibert answered
38 years experience Anesthesiology
Safer!: Clothes made from synthetic fibers can generate static electricity--not good in the OR environment. Also, it's possible to lose bowel or bladder control under anesthesia, so best to remove underthings too. Don't worry--your personal privacy is always protected, and your entire body is covered by sheets and blankets.
Answered on Oct 20, 2014
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