A 35-year-old member asked:
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i will be having endoscopic sinus surgery in a week. any thing i need to prepare for?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ask your surgeon: I am happy to answer these questions about endoscopic sinus surgery. I am confused why you are asking. Your surgeon has the responsibility to answer every conceivable question that you have. You have to prepare for pain, occasional bleeding, a pack in the nose for a few days (not always). Your must ask him about risks to the eyes and brain. (very rare but possible).
Answered on Feb 3, 2015
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Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Avoid certain meds: Only way to prepare is to avoid blood thinners like aspirin, motrin, advil, fish oil, vitamin E and various herbal products for one week before surgery and two weeks after.
Answered on Feb 18, 2015
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