A 34-year-old member asked:
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after you take an aspirin, for how long does it thin your blood?

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Dr. Riga Pemba
28 years experience Internal Medicine
7 to 10 days: Aspirin affects your platelet function. Platelets are the first cells to stop bleeding. They form a plug to stop further bleeding. Once you take Aspirin takes on average about 7 days to 14 days to have platelets resume their normal function providing one is also not taking advil, motrin, ibuprofen, Naproxen as well.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Platelets: Aspirin irreversibly inhibits platelets, the life of a platelet is up to 10 days, so you can see effects of asa for up to 10 days from the time it was stopped.
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
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