NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Colonoscopy and coumadin
I am on coumadin because of my mechanical aortic heart valve. Can I have a colonoscopy with biopsies done while still on my usual coumadin dosage which keeps my INR between 2 and 3?
No, you should not have a colonoscopy with biopsies done.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati