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Aspirin intake and surgery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   hI
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
Doctor :   How may i help you
User :   I take baby aspirin. I am having a minor surgery to have a biopsy on the inside of my tongue on Friday. I will stop taking aspirin tomorrow, but do I need to stop taking it 5 days before? I forgot to tell the doctor.
User :   Is 3 days enough?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   See asprirn is an anticoagulant
Doctor :   It make sblood thinner and maintains free flow preventing clots
Doctor :   Its always advised to stop aspirin 5 days or even earlier in case of big surgeries
User :   Even for a minor biopsy?
Doctor :   Though your procedure is a smaller one, I would rather ask you to inform your doctor about aspirin consumed fro your betterment
User :   Ok. I'll do that.
Doctor :   Its not always the same so better if possible get the dates changed to sunday
User :   I'll talk to my doctor tomorrow.
Doctor :   Or else, since you take baby aspirin , u doctor mange then he will proceed with the surgery
User :   u doctor what?
Doctor :   As tongue is highly vascular better Infrom the doctor
User :   Yes, I will talk to the doctor.
Doctor :   Sorry it was your doctor if he is confident he can manage he will proceed on the date fixed
Doctor :   Bye for now
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