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I take one 5MG of Warfarin a day, in using I get nosebleed

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I take one 5MG of Warfarin a day, in using I get nosebleed in about 30 days, I stop taking the medicine for 4 to 5 days. The nosebleed stops, I start taking again, in about the nose-bleed starts again. This has happens for six months. The doctor wants to do surgery. I had that same surgery 10 years ago. I am 74 years of age. Should I do the surgery?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Hello from JA
If you need to be on the coumadin, and you have a bleeding vessel in the nose that interferes, then it needs to be fixed.

That is the only way to possibly stop the bleeding.

If you continue to do what you are doing, the vessel could get worse and you could bleed to the extent that it is life threatening.

And you are endangering yourself by stopping your coumadin for 4 or 5 days at a time.

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