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Hysterectomy - Preoperative work up

Preoperative work up involes a through clinical evaluation, relevant lab tests and the precautions to be followed before surgery.


Preoperative evaluation includes the following:

 A complete history and physical examination to rule out any co-morbid conditions such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cardiac disease or asthma.

 Use of medications such as use of aspirin, oral hypoglycemics, heparin, or warfarin should be documented

 Biopsy of the endometrium, which is the inner lining of the uterus is essential to rule out cancer or pre-cancer of the uterus. This procedure is called endometrial sampling.

 PAP smears to rule out cervical cancer maybe necessary in some cases..

 Ultrasonography to study the pelvic anatomy ans assess the size of the uterus.

 CBC count (complete blood count), blood type and cross match.

 ECG and chest radiograph to assess the cardiac and respiratory systems.

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evely 

i need to speak to someone that could answer my question, about hysterectomy...im in need to meet a support group of people that been throug this procedure' can you please help me?i live in bronx ny.please replied as soon as possible.thank you.

Gina13 

I have yet to make the life changing decision at 36 to proceed with a total hysterectomy. It has no less than consumed my body and mind. I'm at war with myself fighting to keep these thoughts and feelings from reaching my spirit. I'm desperate to find a support group. There has to be another alternative that doesn't consist of man-made synthetic drugs or the removal of my womanhood. I suffer from Endometriosis, fibroids, scar tissue and cysts. I had a D&C, ablasion and my left fallopian tube killed in January. It does not seem to have done any good.

carinprice77 

I HAVE HAD ABD. HYSTERECTOMY AND HAS A TERRIBLE SCAR cOULD A LIP0SUCTION AND TUMMY TuCK MAKE IT LESS OBVIOUS?

callliz 

My friend was diagnoised with inflamatory breast cancer march 08. this past dec. she had a hysterecomy. surgery was on the 15th and by New years day she was still bleeding heavily.Is this normal to bleed that much, almost a month after surgery?

Dhruti Doctor 

PL PROVIDE ME MEDICINE FOR STARTING MENSTRUALCYCLE AS I NEVER BEEN ABOVE PERIOD,NOW I REACH 18 YRS

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