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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hello, im asking for my aunt who suffered an eye stroke- crvo (central retinal vein occlusion) and was prescribed blood thinner, clopidogrel to prevent further strokes. is it safe/risky for her to get micro acupuncture while on blood thinners?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
I would suggest that it is minimally risky but I would not do it unless essential. Good Luck
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Clopidogrel is NOT a blood thinner, but rather a platelet inhibitor, and does not have the bleeding risks of coumadin, or heparin. Acupuncture might result in local small areas of bruising and if a superficial vein in not punctured should be relatively benign.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2021

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