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A 43-year-old member asked:

could you still get a blood clot if you take aspirin?

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Dr. Vijaypal Arya
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Yes: depends on what medical conditions you have. You might be prone to develop clots, have other risk factors- some are congenital. Obesity, on birth control pills, inactivity, are some common risk factors.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
No: Aspirin is used to prevent the formation of blood clots through the inhibition of aggregation of cells (platelets) that are part of the clot. Once the clot is formed, Aspirin is not very effective in dissolving it. This is because the clot has material incorporated in it that does not respond to the action of aspirin.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Will aspirin disolve an existing blood clot?

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Dr. Ernie Ordonez
Bariatrics 57 years experience
yes: A big possibility.

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