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Which medications should i stop taking before my male breast reduction surgery? i am not on any prescribed medications, but i do take vitamin e, gingko biloba, and a drink a lot of herbal teas. should i stop using these herbal and vitamin supplements befo

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Dr. Ofer Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Stop : Stop them all. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Stop: You should stop all supplements and herbal teas 10 days prior to surgery. Your doctor should be able to provide you with a list of supplemens to avoid and which to continue taking.
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Dr. George Pope
41 years experience
Stop 2 weeks before: Yes, each of these drugs you mention could cause bleeding after surgery. It's safe to stop them 2 weeks before surgery. I'm in orlando and perform a ton of gynecomastia surgery. See my webinar on youtube - search dr. George pope, or visit www.Gynecomastia.Org, a great forum.
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 35 years experience
It's a waste of $: Ginkgo biloba failed clinical trials, It's NOT effective. Since it's not a drug, the FDA can't stop the quacks who market it from doing so. As for herbal teas: they taste nice but a typical herbal tea brewed in the typical American way is EXTREMELY weak tea; so dilute that the likelihood of any real biochemical effect is essentially none. BURN THIS in your mind: Skepticism is good for your health.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
AMEN
Nov 28, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
The truth is so refreshing
Nov 29, 2014

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