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Blood work before surgery

I'm 46 years old and has not had a check-up in the  last  year. Now I require surgery for  gallstones and the surgeon's office just told me that no pre-operative blood work is necessary.  That doesn't seem right to me.  Is a general blood work-up a good idea before this kind of surgery? I'm really concern,  what should I do?
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You can always ask them to take a blood sample and that you are worried and would like to have it done before the surgery. I would get a complete blood count, blood chemistries,and  liver profile.If there is no history of bleeding then that should show a good general look at your health without a physical exam. Can't you see a family practise doctor before the surgery for your own peace of mind? It may not be necessary for the surgery but if you would like a check up and can get to the doctor then see if you can get in.
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Just tell them you'd feel more comfortable getting the blood work done beforehand. I'm sure they wouldn't mind, and I agree. It's a very good idea. I was supposed to get my tonsils out in July, and went I went in and got my blood work done the day before the surgery. My hemoglobin was extremely low. They refused to do the surgery and sent me to a hematologist. I ended up getting a blood transfusion. But, no worries. I'm sure you'll be ok. I was bleeding very heavily for three months straight, and my family doctor wouldn't do anything about it. Getting a CBC (blood count and all that) before any surgery is always wise.
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From a surgical standpoint, a set of liver function tests is typical prior to gallbladder surgery unless the surgeon routinely does a cholangiogram with the cholecystectomy. The majority of routine pre op bloodwork is per anesthesia protocol and dependent on your age, specific medical conditions, and magnitude of the planned procedure.
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I wish healthy life ahead for you. You should take precaution about everything which you think is necessary but as per as Gall Bladder operation is concern, it is not a big surgery just a small one, One my relative had it and that was very smooth. Nothing much to worry about.
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