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Can fish oil cause diarrhea and fecal incontinence?

Can fish oil cause diarrhea and fecal incontinence?

Large doses: Large doses can cause diarrhea but shouldn't cause fecal incontinence to any degree (maybe a little spotting that passes with gas, but that's about it). ...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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Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Can fish oil cause plaque and tartar?

Definitely, no: There is no evidence to support that fish oil is a cause for plaque and tartar. Visit your dentist for a hygiene appointment. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil cause constipation.

Can taking fish oil cause constipation.

Probably not: You can only find out by holding it for a few days. ...Read more

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Would taking fish oil less often improve the insomnia brought on by taking it daily? What could I take that is similar that doesn't cause me insomnia?

Would taking fish oil less often improve the insomnia brought on by taking it daily? What could I take that is similar that doesn't cause me insomnia?

Raise. Melatonin: To overcome the insomnia which is rare and generally resolves with time. Google sleep hygiene. Try passionflower, chamomile, valerian, kava-kava (may be toxic to liver rarely), or a warm bath with lavender candles. ...Read more

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I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

I've read that its very common for fish oil to cause insomnia in many people, and I am sensitive to everything, its causing insomnia, so should I stop?

Fish oil ; sleep: Not much data on fish oil and sleep, but if you believe your sleep got worse after starting it stop it for 14 days since fish oil can be safely discontinued. If your sleep improves you have your answer. If not, look for other causes of your sleep difficulty and consider restarting fish oil for beneficial effects on heart and mood. ...Read more

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Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Does kids fish oil cause congestion?

Probably not.: If the child is allergic to a component of the fish oil, this may cause boggy rhinitis (congestion), however this is not very common. ...Read more

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Can taking fish oil cause LDL to be elevated? I'm taking it and I've never had a high LDL before.

Can taking fish oil cause LDL to be elevated? I'm taking it and I've never had a high LDL before.

Yes, but not bad 4 u: Fish oil may raise LDL by 5-10% yet reduces risk of heart disease. This is because more important than total LDL is the number of LDL particles & their density. Fish oil lowers the number of LDL particles & increases their size, both of which reduces risk of atherosclerosis.See ...Read more

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Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

Taking fish oil krill oil buckthorn hawthorn n gingko. Can comb cause haematuria.

No: Not unless you have a source in your genitourinary tract. In other words, they won't cause spontaneous bleeding. There has to be something else wrong. ...Read more

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Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Can fish oil cause welts or rash?

Fish oil: It can if you have a seafood allergy. ...Read more

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Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

Is it true that fish oil can cause acne? And for some it's good for acne too? I need the truth please

No: Acne is due to bacteria, not oil. The oil thing is a wive's tale. You can eat chocolate too. But see your doc for appropriate antibacterial topicals or pills. ...Read more

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Could fish oil cause prostate cancer?

Could fish oil cause prostate cancer?

Possibly: There was an article published in 2012 that showed that men who took fish oil had a higher grade prostate cancer. Otherwise there is no other data on fish oil and cancer yet. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can fish oil caps cause stomach bloating?

Can fish oil caps cause stomach bloating?

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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Is it ok to take fish oil everyday? Some research says it can cause prostate cancer.

Is it ok to take fish oil everyday? Some research says it can cause prostate cancer.

Fish oil: Did you ever see a fish with prostate cancer? .....:)
To be serious about this, there is lots of conflicting evidence so if you're desirous of taking fish oil, just don't take large doses of it. It was large doses which might cause prostate ca. ...Read more

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Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?

Is it the fish oil tablets that cause prostate cancer or the fish oil in fish? If I just eat regular fish can that lessen the chance of pc?

Here are some...: Any illness always results from multiple factors and is a process of lifelong making. Among those, genetic factor is the underlying one which could not be altered. What may be within our control is lifestyle with how to eat as a part of it. Information flooding with conflicting ideas has puzzled many like you. In reality, I would not worry about it but consume it in moderation, not overindulgence. ...Read more

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Since stopping fish oil I am sleeping better. Will taking it less often not cause the insomnia it was obviously causing me when I took it daily?

Since stopping fish oil I am sleeping better. Will taking it less often not cause the insomnia it was obviously causing me when I took it daily?

Fish oil ; insomnia: There are very rare reports of fish oil being associated with inability to sleep, and 1 case of hypomania. You seem very sure fish oil caused you to have insomnia. In that case, you might be better served to simply eat fish such as wild alaskan salmon at least 2-3 times a week. That should give you the omega-3 fats your body and brain need -- without depending on a supplement. ...Read more

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Am on 1000mg of fish oil to reduce my cholesterol. I just noticed a few days ago that my heart skips beat, could the fish oil be the cause?

Am on 1000mg of fish oil to reduce my cholesterol. I just noticed a few days ago that my heart skips beat, could the fish oil be the cause?

Skip: Unlikely the the fish oil causing the skipped beat. The American College of Cardiology recommends supplementation with 1.6 grams daily and many practitioners would recommend 2 to 3 grams daily. I would assume you are addressing some health issues. Continue the fish oil, walk, consider a daily magnesium. If the palpitations worsen notify your provider. ...Read more

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Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Which type of vitamins should I take for my age, women's one a day? Allergic to seafood, will vitamins with fish oil have cause an allergic reaction?

Not needed: Multivitamins have not been shown to improve health or longevity when studied scientifically. It would be better for you to follow a healthy and nutritious diet with a lot of veggies and fruits. ...Read more

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Does fish oil capsule cause acne? And does it help with healthy hair?

No and No: Fish oil capsules per se have no proven health benefits (Some think they provide healthy fats (Omega) and help raise HDL (good cholesterol) HOWEVER in order to have any actual effect it would take HUNDREDS of these capsules!!!! Don't believe everything you hear/read
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Is it common or possible for fish oil to cause inflammation of the gums and/or mouth?

Not likely: Common side effects of fish oils are gastrointestinal like nausea. They also frequently cause a fishy taste. More significantly the can lead to excessive lowering of blood sugar in diabetics and bleeding problems in patients on anticoagulants, like coumadin, (warfarin) Aspirin or plavix. No oral/dental inflammation has been reported. ...Read more

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Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Could taking low dose aspirin and mega fish oil daily cause orthostatic hypotention to become worse?

Potentially the fish: Oil could result in loose stools and intravascular volume depletion with resultant orthostatic hypotension however seeing that you are taking medications for Parkinson's it is MUCH MORE LIKELY to be due to the Parkinson's than anything else you are taking or doing. Wear good quality thigh high support stockings and see if that helps. Florinef (fludrocortisone) or Midodrine could potentially be helpful too. ...Read more

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Can 122, 000 iu of vitamin a/day x 60 days from veggie juice cause toxicity despite being a carotene? What if combined w/1000 iu from fish oil supplem.

Can 122, 000 iu of vitamin a/day x 60 days from veggie juice cause toxicity despite being a carotene? What if combined w/1000 iu from fish oil supplem.

Vitamin A toxicity: Vitamin a is a fat soluble vitamin and can cause toxicity. These effects can be extensive, and can affect the liver severely. It can cause hair loss, and marked dryness on the skin, lips and other mucosal surfaces, among many other changes in the bone, the central nervous system, and other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more