I am really upset. I have tried to be so careful but I misread my discharge papers and it said to take vit e post op so I asked my husband to go get 400iu vit e and started taking TWO days after surgery. What is said when I looked closer was take it after post op appt which I don't have until next week. Worse, I have noticed my bruising increasing. I am so upset that I may have caused a hematoma or a blood clot somewhere in my body and don't know what to do.
Vit E Post Op?
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Vitamin e post op
It is very unlikely that the vitamin E you have taken has hurt anything. Good luck.
Vitamin E post op
It is unlikely that Vitamin E has caused the bruising you are experiencing. Some bruising is not uncommon after surgery. Follow up with your plastic surgeon to ensure that all is within normal limits.
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It is unlikely that the vitamin E you have taken has caused bleeding. It is more likely it is a normal outcome from your surgery and hopefully nothing to be concerned about. If you are worried I would go and see your surgeon to check everything is ok.
Vitamin E unlikely source of short term bruising
The bleeding effect of Vitamin E occurs after long term use of this vitamin. A few doses of it after surgery is not the cause of your bruising. Most likely it is just normal bruising. If it seems unusual to you then you should check with your plastic surgeon.
Vitamin E in Post Op Period
With the issues you described, you should follow up with your plastic surgeon. It is highly unlikely that taking the vitamin E increased your bruising at this stage of recovery.
Vitamin E in the Post Op period
It's unlikely that you caused increased bruising by taking Vitamin E. Sometimes post op bruising just becomes more noticeable as it's resolving b/c as the blood in the tissue breaks down the bruise changes colors.
It's even less likely that you caused a blod clot from taking Vitamin E!
If you do have any concern about a hematoma or any problem, however, you should definitely make an appointment to see your surgeon and have him/her evaluate you.
Best of luck!
Vit E Post Op?
Thanks for sharing your concern
It is unlikely that the Vit E has caused any problems. Your bruising should resolve over the next few days. If you are concerned about a bleed or clot I suggest you see your Plastic Surgeon who can then examine you to decide what is appropriate
Hope this helps