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Diagnosed with Factor 5 Leiden. Taking aspirin. Scheduled to have hernia surgery. Stop aspirin before surgery?

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Had unprovoked PE in May 2010
Also Diagnosed with Factor 5 Leiden
Had 6 month course of Coumadin. Currently taking one 81mg of aspirin daily
Scheduled to have hernia surgery on 10/1/13

Question: I was told to stop aspirin therapy 5 days before surgery (10/1), which would have been Thursday 9/26. However, I’m also scheduled to have a tooth extraction on Wed. 9/25. The dentist said I must stop taking aspirin beginning today 9/22. With my history, would it be too early to stop aspirin therapy? Essentially, I’d be stropping aspirin 9 days before surgery instead of 5 days. Is this a problem?

Posted Sat, 12 Oct 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
It is essential

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.

I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.

Stoping aspirin before surgery is eseential. Before both surgeries you have to stop aspirin and both surgeries also seem to be essential.
Now every decision has some risk to benefit ratio. But in your case risk by stopin aspirin transiently carries a very small risk and can be taken if practically thought.
I think you should stop it transiently and go ahead with surgery as advised by your surgeons.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.

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Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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