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03 Apr 2007

Piercing and theatre procedure
Why do I need to remove my piercing (Genital) for theatre procedures and what if I can not remove them? I prefer to tell the nurse that I do not have any piercing.
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01 Jan 0001

For a very simple reason. In theatre we use a machine that is called Dyathermy. The dyathermy probe is used to burn and to make sure that all the bleeding is stopped when the surgeon is operating. However, if there is any metal that si touching the skin eg. pat of the theatre bed, or in your case, metal piercing, it will cause a burn on the skin. That is why we remove earings, wedding rings, etc.

Dr Elna McIntosh

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