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Surgery if on apixaban?

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Surgery if on apixaban?
« on: March 07, 2019, 03:50:46 AM »
Hi everyone,
I have Gynecomastia on both sides confirmed by my doctor 3 years ago and have saved enough money to get surgery privately. I’m a very active person and go to the gym 6 days a week and have no health issues apart from being on a very low dose of apixaban blood thinning medication for a blood clot I had 4 years ago. It’s a low dose (2.5mg a day) and is just taken as a preventory measure. I spoke to my doctor and he said as long as I stop taking the medicine a week before surgery it will be ok. I had an 8 hour operation on my leg after a motorcycle accident 3 years ago and did just that and with no problems. Just want to hear from an actual surgeon if they think this will be a problem as I really need this surgery as it’s dominating my life.

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Re: Surgery if on apixaban?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2019, 07:59:25 AM »
If you stop the medication at least 7-10 days in advance, you should be safe enough to undergo surgery for gynecomastia.  Would confirm the time frame required with the doctor who prescribed the medication.

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Surgery if on apixaban?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 08:44:27 AM »
Ok thanks dr Jacobs. Much appreciated.


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Re: Surgery if on apixaban?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 12:55:31 PM »
I agree with Dr. Jacobs. It sounds like you could use your previous experience as a guide, but certainly confirm with both your surgeon and the prescriber of the medication. 
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