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A 50-year-old female asked:

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
Neonatology 38 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
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Internal Medicine 38 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).
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 31 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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Last updated Dec 20, 2014

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