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blood thinners and fine needle aspiration (fna)- headaches?

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    djpayn
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      I was scheduled for a ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (biopsy) today and was told that i couldnt take any asprin, aleve, advil, excedrin, etc… as these are all blood thinners. My first question is why does this matter? and second is what do i do for my headaches? i didnt realize when i was at the doctors that all of these things were considered blood thinners and didnt get to ask what i could take for a headache. since i have a splitting one now, im hoping someone will know the answer to this. 

       

      thanks!!

       

      dj

      I was scheduled for a ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (biopsy) today and was told that i couldnt take any asprin, aleve, advil, excedrin, etc… as these are all blood thinners. My first question is why does this matter? and second is what do i do for my headaches? i didnt realize when i was at the doctors that all of these things were considered blood thinners and didnt get to ask what i could take for a headache. since i have a splitting one now, im hoping someone will know the answer to this. 

       

      thanks!!

       

      dj

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        Janner
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          Aspirin, Aleve and Ibuprofin are blood thinners.  So is Vitamin E.  Tylenol is not and ok to take.  Narcotics are not and some have Tylenol in them.

          Why does it matter?  They want to prevent any extra bleeding which would be more likely with blood thinners on board.  Bleeding could cause more complications.  It's a precaution and pretty much standard with any surgical procedure.  Depending on the location of the FNA, there could be more/less blood vessels and your risk might be higher or lower.  But it's pretty standard procedure overall.

          Janner
          Participant

            Aspirin, Aleve and Ibuprofin are blood thinners.  So is Vitamin E.  Tylenol is not and ok to take.  Narcotics are not and some have Tylenol in them.

            Why does it matter?  They want to prevent any extra bleeding which would be more likely with blood thinners on board.  Bleeding could cause more complications.  It's a precaution and pretty much standard with any surgical procedure.  Depending on the location of the FNA, there could be more/less blood vessels and your risk might be higher or lower.  But it's pretty standard procedure overall.

            Janner
            Participant

              Aspirin, Aleve and Ibuprofin are blood thinners.  So is Vitamin E.  Tylenol is not and ok to take.  Narcotics are not and some have Tylenol in them.

              Why does it matter?  They want to prevent any extra bleeding which would be more likely with blood thinners on board.  Bleeding could cause more complications.  It's a precaution and pretty much standard with any surgical procedure.  Depending on the location of the FNA, there could be more/less blood vessels and your risk might be higher or lower.  But it's pretty standard procedure overall.

              washoegal
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                About the only thing I know of is tylenol.  You also have to be careful of alot of other supplements not mentioned in the post above.

                washoegal
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                  About the only thing I know of is tylenol.  You also have to be careful of alot of other supplements not mentioned in the post above.

                  washoegal
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                    About the only thing I know of is tylenol.  You also have to be careful of alot of other supplements not mentioned in the post above.

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