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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

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In a recent blood test the only thing that changed was trigycerides dropped. Could it be the fish oil? I changed my diet last year also.

In a recent blood test the only thing that changed was trigycerides dropped. Could it be the fish oil? I changed my diet last year also.

Yes: One of the beneficial effects of fish oil is its content of eicosapentaneoic acid (epa) and it does indeed reduce triglycerides. But it does not "take you off the hook" sugar is the underlyhing cause of high triglycerides so I assume that that was included in your change of diet. ...Read more

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Does fish oil thin the blood?

Does fish oil thin the blood?

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]. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take fish oil while using blood thinners?

Generally speaking: Yes but there reports that fish oil can contribute to bleeding. Talk to your physician about relative risks & benefits. ...Read more

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Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?

Can previous mi pt take fish oil if on blood thinners? Also if they have already been taking fish oil how many days does it take til problems start?

Goal: Of therapy after an mi is to bring the LDL down to less than 70. If the tg is too high, you can't even know your ldl. We do give omega-3 for tg, the benefit in later studies show that you have to take at least a dose of the range of 4gm a day. Antiplatelets and bblockers should be continued along with statin to lower LDL and smooth out the arteries. ...Read more

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Help please! Is fish oil a blood thinner?

Nope: The traditional definition of a "blood thinner" is something that makes it harder to clot. Fish oil doesn't fall into that category, so no, I wouldn't call it a thinner. ...Read more

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Why is estrogen used topically to enter the blood stream but fish oil can't be used transdermally for the same affect?

It depends: Upon the size and chemical nature of the molecules. Only certain medication can penetrate the skin, particularly when combined with other chemicals that increase the efficiency of the transfer. ...Read more

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Cadio cath 30%lad blood works normal put on statins can I replace that with fish oil or natural alternative if so what and how much, is 30%lad bad. Ta?

No, and maybe: Stains will significantly lower LDL and stabilize plaques and may even cause regression of the plaque. Primary prevention with statins is also well documented. No other agent or class has this data. 30 percent is not bad due to the fact its not blocking flow but can rupture and cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Comparable effects: Both fish oil and flax oil contain omega 3 fatty acids which are known to significantly thin the blood. With both the effects are dose-related; higher amounts thin the blood more. I do not know of any studies comparing their effects on thinning blood but would expect they would be fairly comparable. See www. Parade. Com/health/askdrrosenfeld/nutrition/fish-oil. Html. ...Read more

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Can fish oil make your blood vessel healthy?

Can fish oil make your blood vessel healthy?

It: Has a positive benefit in reducing triglyceride levels, and have mild antiinflammatory effect. So to a degree, it may be beneficial. Watch for farm sources. ...Read more

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Does fish oil reduce inflammation in blood vessels?

Does fish oil reduce inflammation in blood vessels?

Good quality: Marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervision. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified and is 50% EPA&DHA. Peace and good health. MFO is a powerful overall anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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Will taking too much blood thinning supplements like garlic, fish oil and flaxseed make you feel lightheaded?

Will taking too much blood thinning supplements like garlic, fish oil and flaxseed make you feel lightheaded?

It could: Cut back on one of these at a time to see which is the culprit. If it continues despite stopping, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What medicines could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He is on trazadone, blood pressure med., niacine, fish oil.

What medicines could be causing my husband to lose his sense of taste and smell? He is on trazadone, blood pressure med., niacine, fish oil.

Head injury?: Has your husband had a head injury -- maybe fallen and hit his head? Sometimes the tiny olfactory nerves from nose to brain can be damaged, resulting in poor sense of smell. Since ability to smell impacts one's ability to taste, sense of taste could be damaged also. There are other possible causes as well. . . Please encourage your husband to talk to his doctor about this. ...Read more

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Does taking 3000 mg of fish oil a day protect me from blood clots? No past of clots. Have lyme and health anxiety. Worried lyme makes chances higher

Does taking 3000 mg of fish oil a day protect me from blood clots? No past of clots. Have lyme and health anxiety. Worried lyme makes chances higher

Not clot therapy: Your setting has no risk of clotting. With your Ehlers Danlos you need a directed exrcise program. Unclear how Lyme was diagnosed and uncertain where it palys a role here. You need to discuss with your physician, get appropriate physchiatric therapy as well to help with the anxiety ...Read more

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Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Can my fish oil pill thin blood or cause bleeding? I'm 10wks pregnant & have a small subchorionic hematoma but have never bled & am not bleeding now

Yes.: Fish oil does act as a blood thinner. But this is usually only seen at higher doses. There are a lot of potential blood thinners with supplements and medications including anti-depressants and garlic. ...Read more

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I take coq10, curcumin + fish oil daily. I have a headache. Is it ok to take 2 aleeve or would it thin my blood too much with the above supplements?

I take coq10, curcumin + fish oil daily. I have a headache. Is it ok to take 2 aleeve or would it thin my blood too much with the above supplements?

Of the supplements: You are taking, only the fish oil could potentially affect your platelet function and interact with the Aleve. Even with that it is highly unlikely to cause a clinical problem for you. ...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