I have stage 5 endometriosis, uterine fibroid and adenomyosis and so was told that I needed a hysterectomy. I’ve accepted that and prepared myself for this. Got a operation date last year and went to my pre-op assessment only to be told then that due to my DVT (on Rivaroxaban for life), diagnosed 4 weeks before, that I would not be operated on as it was too dangerous. I was told then that I had to wait 3 months/90 days (precautionary safety period- nhs guidelines). So operation rescheduled for end of January. Went to pre-op last week. Everything went well. The pre-op nurse had to get back to me as they needed to talk to Coagulation Dept about my Rivaroxaban. Then get a phonecall from surgeons Secretary yesterday to say that my operation was not going ahead as the anaesthetist was not happy and said I had to wait 6 months before they would operate. Big shock yet again!
My endometriosis is getting more painful and concerned it has spread outside my uterus.
Is this standard practice that no anaesthetist will operate on someone for 6 months due to a dvt? Even though I take Rivaroxaban Tablet daily.
Confused why they said 3 months as now they are saying 6 months.