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A 39-year-old member asked:

Can aspirin and motrin cause a blood clot?

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No: Aspirin is a blood thinner and would not cause a blood clot. Motrin should not cause a blood clot either.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Does aspirin dissolve blood clots?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 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.
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