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Old 03-09-2012, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question Stop Supplements Before Surgery ??

I'm planning to have back surgery the last week of March 2012. I have been taking 1000 IU of Vitamin D and a large Fish Oil capsule twice a day. I was told to stop them 10 days prior to surgery; I've been off them 4 days so far. The man who told me that was a scheduler and not a medical professional, MD, RN, etc Is he correct? I do know that surgical patients need to stop certain medications plus Vitamin E, but Vitamin D and Fish Oil??

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Old 04-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #2
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Re: Stop Supplements Before Surgery ??

Vit e and fish oil can thin the blood....very bad for surgery!

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Re: Stop Supplements Before Surgery ??

If you're taking Vitamin C I would continue that, even in higher doses, regardless what they say. Of course, this is what I would do, you have to go with your comfort level, but I think, and have researched, that high doses of Vit. C prior to surgery is most beneficial. You might also consider Arnica as it helps with bruising and healing at the incision site.

Best with your surgery.


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