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Plavix and aspiring combo
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Plavix and aspiring combo

It's been almost year since my stent placement (99 percent blockage). Couple of months ago I started having problems with my ovaries - now I know they're hemorrhagic cysts (both sides). Menstrual cycles are heavy and irregular at this point. I take Plavix every other day. I think the cardiologist is going to stop the Plavix at my yearly visit.
Would you recommend stopping it now? I've seen a report that just came out in Nov. about the risks of taking Plavix and aspirin together.
Thanks
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I'm sorry to hear you're having some difficulty.  Aspirin plus plavix is the standard of care after getting a coronary stent.  If your stent is drug-eluting (to prevent stenosis) aspirin plus plavix for at least one year is the standard.  Some physicians prefer to use both drugs for over 1 year depending on the patient substrate.  Taking both drugs can slightly increase the risk of bleeding, but the benefit of preventing a clot in your new stent greatly outweights this bleeding risk in most patients.  Please do not stop either your aspirin or your plavix without a thorough discussion with your physician.

Best of luck.
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