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I am on Apixaban 2.5 mg and have been having nosebleeds off

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I am on Apixaban 2.5 mg and have been having nosebleeds off and on for a week. Last time this happened I had my nose cauterised at ENT in my local hospital. This was a few years ago. Can you help ?
JA: How long have you been using apixaban? Has it helped at all?
Customer: For about three years.
JA: Got it. Have you used anything besides apixaban for this?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am also on other drugs including Furosemide, Metformin and Bisoprol.

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May I know why you take abixaban?

Is it for atrial fibrillation or for any blood clots.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.

If for atrial fibrillation,  then stopping the apixaban can predispose to strokes

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No call pls

Happy to text

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I don’t want to pay £3

How heavy are the nose bleeds.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Pls cancel this asap

Does it stop on compression

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No cancel this
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Cancel the call

Ok. I am not calling . It is auto generated.

I am not calling

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
I have told you repeatedly cancel the call
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
it stops on compression

You will not be charged extra for the call.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
No thanks live chat is fine

Fine.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
It stops after a while.
Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Hi is this conversation finished now ?

What is the frequency of the nose bleeds.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Daily

How long does it bleed?

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Sometimes for an hour

Cauterization is the usual option. It can be tried once again. There is an area in the nose called Littles area and is highly vascularised. The bleeding is usaully from there.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Where do I get this done

The ent surgeons call also do a speculum examination of the nose to see if there are any polyps which can cause bleeds. It needs to be checked.

Customer: replied 18 days ago.
Ok thanks will call my gp? Thanks

The gp should be able to arrange an eppointment. Hope every thing clears.

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