Post surgery I was told not to have any Vitamin E or anything that might be a blood thinner. My bruises are all gone and I am past 2 weeks with no bleeding what so ever. Swelling is a whole other issue for me. What I am wondering is that does vitamin E and the blood thinners affect the swelling, healing what so ever or is just for bleeding. If I am not bleeding at all and 2 weeks past, is it safe to eat those vitamins and herbs. Outside of Sodium, what else to avoid for swelling/healing. Thnkx
Does Vitamin E Affect Bleeding or Swelling in Rhinoplasty
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Effect of Vitamin E on Rhinoplasty Bleeding
I restrict my patients from Vitamin E and other vitamins, herbs, medications, and foods that thin the blood for 2 weeks after rhinoplasty. Having said that, follow your surgeon's instructions.
Blood thinners and surgery
By two weeks you are probably OK to go back on Vitamin E and foods or herbs that can thin the blood, but I would check with your doctor.
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