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Does fish oil thin the blood?

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Dr. Francine Yep
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].
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Purified omega is less of a problem. Consider stopping 7 days before major surgeries. Check with your provider.
Nov 24, 2012
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: There is an increased incidence of bleeding complications in people who use fish oils.

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