I didn’t really know what group to talk about this in… because its kind of weird and uncommon.
Last June, I underwent a wrist surgery to fix a torn ligament. I had my period so I was wearing a pad (thats what they told me to wear to the operation). I changed into the hospital clothes but I kept my underwear (and pad) on. They put me under anesthesia and did the operation. Four hours later, I “woke up”. I went to use the bathroom when the surgery was over and realized that the pad wasn’t there anymore. I understand that it brings in outside germs but I don’t understand why they couldn’t have just asked me to take it off myself. Why did they wait until I was under to take it off of me without my knowledge? I trust my surgeon but I think this is really weird and I was just wondering if it was a common thing. It makes me uncomfortable to know that they were taking off my underwear during a wrist surgery. For any of y’all who have had surgery while on your period, have you had a similar experience?