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Stopping Coumadin?

Stopping Coumadin?

@Coumadin and Colonoscopy -
In a few days I am scheduled to have a colonoscopy/EGD to look for the reason I am severely anemic. I am also on @Coumadin since I have Antiphospholipid Syndrome in addition to Lupus. The directions for the colonoscopy prep say to stop my @Coumadin 4 days before the procedure but I'm curious if I need to be put on Lovonox in the meantime. My PCP nurse says that I'll be taken off everything and then bridged back to @Coumadin with @Lovenox after the procedure but I… read more

A MyLupusTeam Member said:

Every time I have surgeries, I'm always taken off of it for many days. They will hook you up in the recovery. You'll be fine.

posted almost 4 years ago
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