C'mon doc/nut....No nailpolish!


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I'm rereading my preoperative instructions....for the 100th time. It reads:

Do not wear any make up, nail polish, lotions, or jewelry to the hospital.

.....Did any of you ladies that wear polish actually take your polish off?

I get everything else ....no problem, if I have too...just asking!

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The whole purpose is so they can see your nail bed so, I got my tips polished only



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Yes. In order for them to accurately get your pulse ox rate during surgery. They said that color can limit its accuracy.



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I was told I didn't have to remove any polish as it doesn't matter... I did ask as I thought they would freak out if I had nail polish on..
but I'd says every hospital is different

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I'm rereading my preoperative instructions....for the 100th time. It reads:
Do not wear any make up, nail polish, lotions, or jewelry to the hospital.
.....Did any of you ladies that wear polish actually take your polish off?
I get everything else ....no problem, if I have too...just asking!


Nope I had my nails done 2 days before surgery and not a word from anyone and pulse read fine


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Yep. Had to take it off or they wouldn't have done the surgery. I felt naked !!

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Friend had her surgery cancelled when she was lying on the table as she refused to take off her false nails.



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Wow, she refused??? Crazy, if their fake she couldve just put them back on as soon as she got out of the hospital, now she could wait months for another surgery date. After jumping through all the hoops we have to, Id tell them cut them right off now.



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