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Asked on 20th Aug, 2022

Pre op mtf and ftm, what to expect?

Pre op mtf and ftm, what to expect?

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Dr. Vinod Vij

Plastic Surgeon

36 years of experience

Answered on 25th March 2023

Before undergoing mtf or ftm, the doctor may suggest doing some tests. 


Tests for mtf

  • Hormone level testing
  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Prostate cancer screening


Tests for ftm

  • Hormone level testing
  • Pelvic exam
  • Breast exam
  • Cervical cancer screening


Other than the tests, the healthcare provider may give certain instructions. For example, if you are planning for a hormone therapy, you may be given instructions on how to take the hormone medications and how to monitor for potential side effects etc. And in case of a surgery also, you may be given certain instructions on the diet you need to follow, and which medications you should take or not take, etc.  


It is important to work closely with your healthcare provider and follow all the guidelines and instructions given by him to have a smooth transition journey. 

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