On Monday my husband had a very severe bleed from his bowel.
This happened mid morning just out of the blue!
He saw GP who said he needed to go to hospital.He was having a huge bleed a couple of times every hour and hospital staff monitored each one.He spent 2 nights in hospital and was discharged to day.Instructed not to take rivaroxan for 1 week and then start again as it is thought this caused the bleed.
When things 'settle' he will have CT scan and colonoscopy to determine what caused the bleed .He is 80 and has other heart problems as well as AF.
Please could I ask what is your opinion on stopping rivaroxaban for 1 week?
I am on Apixaban and he asked if he should also have this but was told they are the same with potential for a bleed.