Why Do You Have To Remove Earrings Before Appendectomy?

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Good evening, my name is Elisa, age 16 r nA month ago I had an open operation for a ruptured appendix. Before the operation, I had to remove both of my earrings. I am a little curious until now, what is the purpose of removing the earrings? Does it have any connection with the operation I am undergoing?

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. When someone is going to undergo surgery, doctors usually provide some preparations regarding surgery for the smooth running of the process. Among them are that you are asked to fast, undergo certain health tests such as blood tests, blood sugar level tests, avoid certain foods, and so on. It is hoped that with this preparation, the patient is operated on in the best condition and can minimize surgical complications.

Among the preparations, one of which is removing body accessories. And this includes earrings, bracelets, watches, necklaces, rings, hair clips, and so on. This is done none other than to maintain cleanliness or sterility in the operating room. The earrings you are wearing have not been cleaned beforehand and may carry bacteria that can contaminate the operating room.

Another reason is that some parts of the body may swell during the surgery. That's why you remove the earrings first before they get even harder to remove because your ear lobe swells. In addition, of course the hospital will not be responsible if during the operation process, patient transfer, etc., your earrings fall or are lost. So it would be much better if all valuables were collected first.

However, in essence, the removal of jewelry and valuables is for mutual comfort and to minimize any unwanted conditions, so it is best to comply because it also does not harm you. Maintain your health by adopting a healthy lifestyle by drinking lots of water, consuming vegetables and fruits, as well as exercising and getting enough rest. So, hopefully this is useful.

dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa

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