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My doctor gave me a list of vitamins to take 2 weeks before and after surgery. Bromelain is on the list, and I know it helps with reducing swelling, however I read online that Bromelain actually may stop blood platelets from clotting and increases your risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Is this safe? What happens if my nose starts bleeding a few days after surgery and it interferes with my ability to form a clot?

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Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
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  Facts about Bromelain
July 3, 2012 1:45 PM

Bromelain supplements are typically used to reduce swelling, bruising, inflammation and pain after surgery and injury. Theoretically, bromelain may increase the risk of bleeding, so people (more)
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June 25, 2012 3:54 AM

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