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Aspirin For Chest Pains
Yes: Feeling faint associated with chest pain may be a racing heart or abnormal heart beat. If the symptoms don't go away in a few minutes call 911. The emts can hook up a heart monitor and check your pulse and blood pressure and tell right away if there is a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A week now I have mild chest pain on the left to the point I grab my chest to massage and take aspirin it last 20 min. at times 2 pains at one time?
Better safe / sorrry: If you have chest discomfort which lasts for more than a few minutes and is concerning to you, you should seek immediate medical attention. There are many causes of chest pain and some are not serious but coronary syndromes and pulmonary emboli can be fatal so please get checked out right away. ...Read more
No: It depends. If you take low dose (81 mg), it reduces clotting which is implicated in heart attacks. If you take normal pain relieving doses (650-1,000 mg), it can stop muscular chest pain. Generic Aspirin works fine but be sure it's not out of date as it loses its potency. If you take full dose aspirin, be sure to take it with food so it doesn't irritate your stomach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About a week I have mild chest pain on the left to the point I grab my chest try to massage area and take aspirin . It last 20 min.
Chest pain: Chest pain could be reflux but in anyone over age forty would consider cardiac and so would go to urgent care today to have it evaluated . Do you have shortness of breath when taking a deep breath/ Also have to consider clot which can be evaluated by d-dimer. But need to see urgent care / ER/ doctor today. ...Read more
My husband is having some chest pain and just took some NyQuil for his cold and hopefully to sleep. Is it ok for him to take an aspirin as well?
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