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can taking asprin cause blood in stool?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Fecal blood can be caused by Aspirin use, particularly if used chronically, in high doses, concomitantly with other drugs that may cause gastrointestinal bleeding. If you are having blood in your stool, the causes should be evaluated. Sometimes it just bleeding hemorrhoids or fissures.
Answered on Aug 17, 2019
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Aspirin can irritate the stomach and lead to bleeding. Aspirin also "poisons" platelets, which may lead to easy brusing or bleeding.
Answered on Nov 2, 2019
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