Prescription Blood Thinners Before Vasectomy
Prescription blood thinning medication is often prescribed to patients who have a medical history significant for heart attack, atrial fibrillation, heart valve replacement, stroke, previous deep venous blood clot, organ transplant, and other serious conditions.
Although aspirin minimally increases the risk of bleeding, prescription blood thinning medication greatly increase the risk of bleeding during a surgical procedure. Prescription blood thinning medications can be taken by mouth or by injection.
Common prescription blood thinning medications include but are not limited to; coumadin, warfarin, clopiogrel, plavix, pletal,trental, lovenox, fragmin, delteparin, enoxaprin, and others.
By no means is the above a complete list but most patients who are on prescription blood thinners are aware of their medications and the increased risk during surgery.
Stopping Blood Thinners Before Vasectomy
Patients should not stop their prescription blood thinners without the advice of their physicians. In some cases stopping these medications can pose more risk than vasectomy.
For some of these men, safer alternatives may exist in female sterilization or reversible female birth control.
Prescription Blood Thinners
If you are on prescription blood thinners you will need a vasectomy consultation appointment before your procedure and you should not stop these medications without discussing with your doctor.