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can i take ibuprofen after a polypcetomy?

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Seek advice : Seek advice from your doctor. It depends what other medications you are on and how concerned the person who did the procedure is re bleeding risk. Generally if in good health and not on blood thinners and low risk procedure you can buy each patient situation is different so seek professional advice about your own case.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Polypectomy, where?: if you mean nasal polyps removed surgically and were caused by drugs as aspirin or NSAIDs (e.g. ibuprofen), then better not take those drugs again and see an allergist for evalaution and possible aspirin desenstization. If otherwise, you need to follow the surgeon's advice on when to start any medication that would affect the surgery, best wishes
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Probably not: Whether nasal or colon polyps, taking Ibuprofen or aspirin within the first 5 days after surgery is not a good idea because of potential bleeding

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