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Can taking aspirin for back pain lead to a brain bleed if i've had one before?

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Maybe: Aspirin causes platelet dysfunction and may lead to brain bleed but mostly in some type of trauma.
Dr. Gabor Racz
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Not likely: In medicine anything can happen but it is more likely going to be a stomach bleed or prevent you from having a stroke. The balance is in favor of taking the correct doctor recommended dose.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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