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    colonoscopy and blood thinners
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    An_257910 posted:
    What are the risk factors when taking blood thinners while having a colonoscopy? I have had two colonoscopy's in the past while on blood thinners. My Dr now wants to wait. He says the risk is not worth the benefit. I can't find any information on this risk. I have had several knee surgeries while on (stopped for the day) blood thinners.
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    georgiagail responded:
    The risk would be if previous colonoscopies have found polyps that required removal and if so, if they were large polyps (thus increasing the chances these would bleed after removal).

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    stellagonzalez responded:
    How many colonoscopies you have done till date.


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