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Does vitamin E causes blood thinning?

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Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Possibly

Increased bruising and bleeding into the digestive tract are uncommon side effects of vitamin e.
An ancillary question might be: why should I take vitamin e? If you don't have a very good answer, then why take it?

In brief: Possibly

Increased bruising and bleeding into the digestive tract are uncommon side effects of vitamin e.
An ancillary question might be: why should I take vitamin e? If you don't have a very good answer, then why take it?
Dr. William Banks Hinshaw
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Dr. Jason Burke
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

Yes, it does thin the blood in larger doses, as it blocks the activity of vitamin k.
Vitamin k is a key component in the formation of clotting factors. If vitamin k is blocked, the blood will not clot well, thus leading to "thin" blood. Most surgeons recommend stopping vitamin E at least a week prior to any kind of surgery.

In brief: Yes

Yes, it does thin the blood in larger doses, as it blocks the activity of vitamin k.
Vitamin k is a key component in the formation of clotting factors. If vitamin k is blocked, the blood will not clot well, thus leading to "thin" blood. Most surgeons recommend stopping vitamin E at least a week prior to any kind of surgery.
Dr. Jason Burke
Dr. Jason Burke
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