A 24-year-old member asked:
Does fish oil thin the blood?
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Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Fish oil can thin your blood. You shouldn't take if if you have bleeding in your stomach or brain. It's a good idea to stop it 14 days before dental or regular surgery. Be careful if you are taking other drugs which can thin your blood [such as aspirin, nsaids, warfarin, antiplatelet agents like plavix].
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Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: There is an increased incidence of bleeding complications in people who use fish oils.
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Last updated Dec 6, 2019
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