Male, 77 years old. Prescribed: Clopidogrel and 100mg aspirin A.M. and one more aspirin P.M. A year has passed and I need testicular surgery. Urologist says I must stop anticoagulants for a week before and a week after surgery. Cardiologist who originally told me to take anticoagulants for only one year, now said I must take them for life. I have early chronic kidney disease stage 3. Is there a doctor who answers these questions? What do I do?