Just got back from hospital after an emergency visit for an acute infection in my tear duct (lump the size of a golf ball). I have to go back tomorrow to get it drained, which will involve a small incision under local anaesthetic. I am already on antibiotics.
FIrst saw a junior doctor whose treatment plan was countermanded by the consultant. Consultant looked at me only briefly but did not read notes thoroughly, although he was aware that I have a history of this problem. Obviously not aware that I have AF as he suggested that I take ibuprofen, also told the sister to prepare a local anaesthetic including adrenalin. I put him straight on both of those points. However, I forgot to ask if I should take my Rivaroxaban.
THe procedure is planned for the morning. Should I avoid taking the Rivaroxaban until I get to the hospital and ask them when I get there? Anyone else been in a similar situation and did being on an anticoagulant cause you a problem during a minor procedure?