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I have a colonoscopy &endoscopy scheduled for thursday . i have been taking xarelto since mid march of this year for 2 tiny blood clots found in lower right leg they told me to stop taking the xarelto 2 days before ! is this safe for the procedures ?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

It's certainly safe to stop any blood thinners before a colonoscopy. Any further concerns should be discussed with your gastroenterologist and your prescribing physician.

Answered 6/16/2021

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