A 32-year-old female asked:
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i'm having a tonsilectomy under general anesthesia. why do i have to remove all of my clothes? especially underwear?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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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Dr. Abdul Khokhar
34 years experience Anesthesiology
Removal of under wea: all cloths are removed from patient under anesthesia.reason is infection,policy and in case of emergency we can manage the patient better
Answered on Sep 21, 2014
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