A 47-year-old female asked:
biopsy tomorrow, nervous. can i take a tea of valerian or camomile to help me relaxing.i have been told not to because the risk of bleeding-just 1cup?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Anuj Sonawala answered
19 years experience Pathology
No: No. Drinking herbal/chamomile tea could interfere with clotting and can cause increased bleeding. This will cause a delay in your biopsy procedure. Getting a biopsy is nerve racking as well as is waiting for the final biopsy results. Your anxiety is completely understandable; however, doing something to delay/jeopardize this procedure will just cause you more unnecessary trouble.
Answered on Jun 29, 2015
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