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I broke a blood vessel in my eye. my doctor told me not to take fish oil. should i also stop drinking carrot juice which also has a lot of vitamin a?

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Less Vit A intake? : Since Vit A excess CAN cause increased intracranial and introcular pressures, I would recommend to stay away from any Vit A sources for a while, which includes carrot juice, ask your doctor for the timetable on this restriction, and other foods, such as liver, sweet potato, squash, apricots, and cantaloupe
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Mostly just happens: Oh if only fish oil or vitamins were that effective! Aspirin like drugs are more of a concern. This is a common condition that can be associated with diabetes (inside) or trauma (eye surface).
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Fish oil can lead: to increased bleeding, which is why your doctor told you not to take it, but Vitamin A does not typically cause increased bleeding

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