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Groin shave before RFA
Hi guy's. Do you have to shave your groin area before ablation?
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187666 tn?1331176945
They did mine during the prep. If the nurse doesn't do a good enough job, they will shave again in the cath lab. They will also scrub the area well with something, probably Betadine.
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Yes, they did mine too. They have to use a lot of tape to secure the cath on both sides of the groin and when they remove the tape it will be a lot less painfull if you don't have hair. It's really no big deal. The prep nurse talks the entire time to you to put you at ease.
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I did my own before I went to the hospital - but the nurses did a touch-up before they began the ablation.
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Thank's guys, very helpful! :)
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Consider it the "spa" portion of your prep for the procedure.
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If you're going to do it yourself, consider doing it several days prior to the procedure.  Razor rash is a prime area for "hospital germs" to set up shop.  My instructions specifically said not to shave.  A male orderly did males while a female nurse did females.  Mine was very nonchalant about and put me at ease, talking about the Pat's latest victory. Boom, it was done.
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