I have taken a cancellation appointment in General Surgery for colon problems and have been sent a letter today (appointment is tomorrow ) asking me to take a laxative as I will be having a sigmoidoscopy. I havnt had a letter telling me to advise them that Im on an anticoagulant but the nhs website clearly states that I should. Ive rung the hospital and unbelievably there is no one there that can advise me. My G.P. is unwilling to advise me and is trying to ring for advice but I havnt heard back from her yet.
If there is no definitive answer I am just going to turn up anyway but that means I will have to take the laxative and drive for an hour and wait for who knows how long and possibly be sent home with nothing done! Has anyone had this proceedure on apixaban? I am high risk as I have had 3 TIAs so dont want to come off if I can help it. X