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Excessive bleeding during FUE

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Adelia401

member
I unfortunately didn’t realize flax seed was a blood thinner which caused a lot of bleeding during my FUEoperation (2200 grafts) completed yesterday. Will this affect the results of the procedure? After 1 day my recovery seems fine, but not sure if this hurts the grafts when bleeding a lot during the operation. I think it just slows the process down but wanted to make sure.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Excessive bleeding is more challenging for the team performing the surgery. Sometimes extractions can be more difficult and when placing grafts they pop back out during the surgery and have to be inserted again.
It should not affect the end result providing you’re not bleeding excessively straight after surgery.
With you not bleeding one day post op you should be fine.
Always check with the clinic if you have any concerns.
 
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Saint4805

member
Does anyone know if there there any known foods or supplements which are known to be the opposite of blood thinners and may be useful to consume before surgery in order to minimise bleeding? I was advised to take Arnica before a previous (non HT) surgery but I think this was more to minimise bruising. Not sure if this would help before a HT.
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Staff member
Foods high in vitamin K will help thicken the blood. The dreaded Brussel sprout is very good and most green leaf type foods including cauliflower.
 
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Saint4805

member
Foods high in vitamin K will help thicken the blood. The dreaded Brussel sprout is very good and most green leaf type foods including cauliflower.

Good to know. I guess brussel sprouts do carry the risk of some unwanted CO2 emissions whilst on the surgery table :)
 
Bigmac

Bigmac

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Staff member
Yes, that would be a little embarrassing. Stick to other greens the days leading up to surgery.
 
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Herr Loss

member
Wow, I've been taking flax seed suppliments and never really considered this issue.

Will avoid using in the month leading up to my surgery, thanks for posting.
 
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Adelia401

member
Excessive bleeding is more challenging for the team performing the surgery. Sometimes extractions can be more difficult and when placing grafts they pop back out during the surgery and have to be inserted again.
It should not affect the end result providing you’re not bleeding excessively straight after surgery.
With you not bleeding one day post op you should be fine.
Always check with the clinic if you have any concerns.
Thanks so much for the reply. No, didn’t have any bleeding 1 day after and no bleeding now (2 days after).
 
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