This is probably a stupid question but I really need to know! I am booked for an urgent appointment for a biopsy of a skin lesion - 2.30 pm over an hour's drive away. My letter says nothing except 'turn up here at 2.30'. My worry is that I'm sent away because of the anticoagulation and my husband and I will both have a melt down for different reasons 😠😨 . So I'm wondering if I should skip the morning dose to be on the safe side, or am I being ridiculous? I suspect this thing has a good blood supply (rather not explain further) and it is too big to totally remove without real surgery. Yes, I'm panicking 😱
Biopsy and Apixaban - do I need to miss a d... - AF Association
I agree that the person who has sent you would be my port of call as they will have taken your meds into consideration.
Not all ops/procedures want you to stop anything but it is usually the anticoagulant that is stopped for a couple of days. However my EP has told me to take my Riveroxyban as normal when I go in for my ablation in a couple of weeks.