i have been gorging on salmon for a couple day. Last nite i hard bumped my left arm on the door jam over a 1" purple bruised spot and it tore the skin and started oozing bleeding continuing the next day. I'm on 10mg prednisone and 81mg aspirin. I've had this problem before but this was more severe. I did a web search and see that fish oil is a blood thinner and could worsen the bruising, so time to cut back on the salmon portions. Also plan to go to every other day on the aspirin as approved by my rheumy. [aspirin is for GCA, stroke, arrhythmia, hole-in-heart]
"Risk of Bruising
Since fish oil is a natural blood thinner, it reduces your blood's ability to clot, and therefore, bleeding caused from capillary damage takes longer than normal to stop. As a result, when veins and capillaries break, blood leaks out of the vessels, pools under the skin and creates a bruise. Fish oil's ability to prevent blood clotting leads to the risk of prolonged bleeding and bruising, especially when consumed in combination with other blood thinning agents.
Interactions With Blood Thinners
The National Institutes of Health advises using caution when consuming fish oil in combination with blood thinning medications. Drugs prescribed to prevent blood clotting include aspirin, Coumadin, Fragmin, Lovenox, Persantine and Plavix. Some herbs and supplements, such as clove, danshen, garlic, ginger and ginkgo, are also known to slow blood clotting and should be taken with precaution if taken in combination with fish oil."