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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have high triglycerides & high body fat %; i read that i should take fish oil pills, so i do. can they cause breakthrough bleeding while on ocps? if so, should i stop or what strength should i take?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 17 years experience
No: Breakthrough bleeding is not a recognized side effect of fish oil. I should also point out that the most effective way to control triglycerides and body fat is exercise and diet.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Minor bleeding: Abnormalities have been shown with fish oils in some studies associated with platelet effects, but in practice it isn't normally a problem. Yes fish oils will reduce high triglycerides.

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