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.