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I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then. recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

I've been taking fish oil for about 6 mos 3 to 4g daily and tappered off now n then.  recently i''ve seen oil in my urine n it smells like fiish oil?

Fish Oil: It certainly could be trace amounts of omega -3 in the urine. It doesn't take much to smell "fishy". The benefits of taking fish oil are less clear than they used to be. I would recommend that you check with your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. If it is right, I would purchase the highest grade, highly purified brand that is either of Icelandic or Norwegian origin. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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Can extra strength krill oil 500mg mega red brand cause a little blood in urine? I just had a physical for a job and they told me.

Can extra strength krill oil 500mg mega red brand cause a little blood in urine?  I just had a physical for a job and they told me.

Not likely: It is not likely, but possible. Go ahead and stop the krill oil and then recheck your urine in a couple of weeks. If all is clear, then maybe your need to stay off. If the blood is still there, then you need a work-up to see why. Take care. ...Read more

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Can extra strength krill oil cause a little blood in urine? Recent job physical show it. I've never had this problem til I started talking krill oil

Can extra strength krill oil cause a little blood in urine?  Recent job physical show it.  I've never had this problem til I started talking krill oil

Fish/krill oil: Can predispose people bleeding due to effects on platelets(one of your clotting cells) but hematuria or blood in the urine would be uncommon. You need a further evaluation for causes of blood in the urine. ...Read more

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With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

With protein in my urine, do I have to eat less protein? If yes I should not eat ocean fish, in which case I have to supplement with Omega-3 fish oil?

None of the above.: Protein in urine has a multitude of causes and can vary from small amounts to truly large amounts. Treatment of your proteinuria should be directed at the cause of the proteinuria not the proteinuria per se. Protein intake may be modified depending upon your condition but this is not generally required. You should not change your protein intake without discussing with your doc. ...Read more

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Does fish oil raise blood pressure?

Does fish oil raise blood pressure?

Fish oil: Doesn't per se raise blood pressure, some people believe it will lower blood pressure. ...Read more

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Why does fish oil raise blood pressure ?

Why does fish oil raise blood pressure ?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

Fish Oil (Definition)

Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more


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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more