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I Took A Fish Oil Capsule Hours Ago And It

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Question: I took a fish oil capsule hours ago and it didn’t sit right on my stomach afterwards. Now my stomach is cramping my body is aching and I had a bowel movement. I’m concerned cause the seal wouldn’t close after I opened the bottle. What’s going on possibly?? If or when should I be concerned about this? Does the seal not closing mean it could have been tampered with?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Ivan Romich (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

These capsules may cause stomach discomfort and bowel irritation but in most cases, this is just slight and temporary. It should be better after 12-24hours when digestion is over. If you had a bowel movement, this is a good sign.

If your bowel movement is absent for 2 days, or you vomit unstoppably then you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, just drink plenty of fluids and have an easier diet.

Wish you good health.
Regards


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I Took A Fish Oil Capsule Hours Ago And It

Brief Answer: No need to worry Detailed Answer: Hi and welcome. These capsules may cause stomach discomfort and bowel irritation but in most cases, this is just slight and temporary. It should be better after 12-24hours when digestion is over. If you had a bowel movement, this is a good sign. If your bowel movement is absent for 2 days, or you vomit unstoppably then you should seek medical attention. Otherwise, just drink plenty of fluids and have an easier diet. Wish you good health. Regards