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].
Yes. There is an increased incidence of bleeding complications in people who use fish oils.

Related Questions

Can taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid thin the blood too much?

May be. Why are you taking these supplements? Were these prescribed by a doctor? If you take a mixed diet, exercise and maintain a normal weight, you do not need these supplements. Any medication can have ill effects and un-needed medications are not doing you any good. Read more...

Doctor suggests taking fish oil and acetyl L-carnitine arginate with alpha lipoic acid for nerve damage/cardio health, will this thin the blood much?

No worries. Your blood should be as thick as the Cherry Milk Shake from the corner Dairy Queen or McDonalds if you have either one of those wonderfully healthful restaurants in Poltava Oblast (sounds like a place Steve Martin would like to party with someone, huh?) Anyways, go for it under your doctor's direction. I say it's worth a shot as opposed to prescription medication at your young age. Read more...
Thinning the blood. Fish oil, alpha lipoate and acyl carnitine would not cause a significant tendency to bleed or think the blood, even if they are taken together. Read more...

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...

Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. Blood is very thin and watery. Should I eat more fattening food?

Allergic reaction. You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. Read more...

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...