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After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

After stopping, how long does aspirin thin blood?

Several days: Aspirin will permanently affect the adhesiveness of platelets in your system at the time you take it (not really thin your blood). The platelets have a life span of 5-7 days, and your body will be constantly generating new ones which will have normal function. ...Read more

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Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

Can multiple antioxidants and aspirin thin my blood too much?

Incorrect Concepts: Blood viscosity is primarily due to glycoprotein molecules protruding from the membranes of red blood cells producing resistance of rbcs to slide past one another; reduced in anemia (rbcs farther apart). Aspirin & antioxidants have little to no effect on this but can inhibit platelets &/or the clotting or clot destruction protein cascades so as to slow speed of blood clotting. What is "too much"? ...Read more

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My triglycerites is 38 do I need aspirin to thin my blood?

My triglycerites is 38 do I need aspirin to thin my blood?

Not enough info: The recommendation to take Aspirin is completely independent of triglyceride level. It's based on the presence of known vascular disease (secondary prevention), or age (>50 for men, 65 for women), and other risk factors such as diabetes (for primary prevention). ...Read more

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Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Can taking one baby aspirin daily thin the blood too much so that you end up bruising easily?

Sometimes: Some people have fragile skin and cutaneous blood vessels. Others are just prone to bruising or are very sensitive to the effects of Aspirin and other blood thinners. ...Read more

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What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

What's of a way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Injections: Besides the drugs that dr. Kaplan mentioned, there are also injections like heparin, the low molecular weight heparins, such as enoxaparin (lovenox), and fondaparinux (arixtra). ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

Can you tell me about the new way to thin blood other than aspirin or coumadin (warfarin)?

2 new drugs: The fda has approved 2 new drugs and more are on the way: Pradaxa (dabigatran) and xarelto (rivaroxaban). Key points: they're very expensive, don't require frequent blood samples for dosing, and they have no antidote if serious bleeding occurs. Pradaxa is taken twice a day, xarelto is once daily. If stopped abruptly, there is incr risk of clotting with both. Pradaxa can often cause stomach upset. ...Read more

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Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

Does tylenol (acetaminophen) thin blood like aspirin?

No: Mechanism of tylenol (acetaminophen) not exactly known but it is not considered an anti-platelet medication and so does not cause an increased tendency to bleed unless overdose occurs and liver function is impaired. Liver is responsible for many clotting factors. Routine tylenol (acetaminophen) does not predispose to significant bleeding risk. ...Read more

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After you take an aspirin, for how long does it thin your blood?

After you take an aspirin, for how long does it thin your blood?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take to thin the blood with aspirin?

Quickly: As soon as it's absorbed, by mouth on an empty stomach :45-60 minutes. During a heart attack, squads give chewable Aspirin which can be absorbed in about 20-30 minutes. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

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Can I take 2 aspirins a day to thin my blood?

Yes, but depends: The issue is why you may need to thin your blood. Aspirin is a good, relatively safe, inexpensive antiplatelet agent. Sometimes, though, antiplatelet activity is not adequate "blood thinning", e.g., for phlebitis or artificial heart valve protection (especially mitral valve), or an acute stroke. For long term use, or less critical circumstances, Aspirin in varying doses may be adequate. ...Read more

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I have bad period cramps and I took two aspirins 81mg, I weigh only about 80 pounds. I know it thins out your blood but do you think I will be ok?

I have bad period cramps and I took two aspirins 81mg, I weigh only about 80 pounds. I know it thins out your blood but do you think I will be ok?

Yes, dose is low: And should not cause bleeding unless you have a specific bleeding disorder. That dose is low and it is safe to take up to 325 to 500 mg per dose for short periods of time If you have bad cramps, you may also find that 1 naproxen/Aleve will give relief. If you regularly get cramps, I recommend that you start Rx as soon as menses begin, as it is easier to prevent cramps than after they arebad. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatments that thin the blood the way aspirin does?

Are there herbal treatments that thin the blood the way aspirin does?

Yes: Sludgy blood - find out why it is that way? It usually is a diet in excess of fat, cholesterol, refined sugar so if you figure out the problem you can prevent this. My favorite is deltanol - delta tocopherol. ...Read more

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Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Does daily low dose aspirin, fish oil, and turmeric coupled with a couple light beers thin the blood too much? Affect rbc?

Aspirin thins blood: Aspirin is the only one from what you mentioned that thins the blood. From what I know, turmeric fish oil and beer do not cause blood thinning. So if you take all these there shouldn't be an additive blood thinning effect. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. Blood is very thin and watery. Should I eat more fattening food?

Hand and feet numbness, and lightheadness right after taking fish oil or aspirin. Blood is very thin and watery. Should I eat more fattening food?

Allergic reaction: You maybe allergic to one of these non- prescriptions since it occurs right after you ingest them. Unless you have a family history of heart disease at an early age less than 45 or you have risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol there is no need to take these supplement at 23 years old. I would recommend it if you were over 45 and had those risk factors. ...Read more

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Do I need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night. Than

Do I need to thin out my blood if I have brain aneurysm 8ml? I have stopped cod liver oil + aspirin ijust take two glasses of red wine each night. Than

No: People usually use the term "thin blood" to mean anticoagulate or make the blood less likely to clot. This would be the last thing you would want to do with a cerebral aneurysm. If it were to burst, you want it to clot asap and not keep bleeding. Is anyone talking about fixing it? ...Read more

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Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner. Clean diet (olive oil) for 2 years. Blood too thin?

Lightheaded and numbness in hands and feet whenever I take fish/oil, aspirin or any blood thinner. Clean diet (olive oil) for 2 years. Blood too thin?

Etiology unclear: Taking fish oil, aspirin, or other blood thinners, e.g. Vit E, cause the platelets not to clot as well. The result of easy bruising is common. Light headedness and numbness in the hands and feet suggests a different cause. Is your diet rich enough in iron to make red blood cells or are you anemic? Consider a vit with iron or iron tablets. Do you have enough fluids: dehydrated? Fluids and salts help ...Read more

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Can 81mg aspirin cause blood in the urine?

Yes it is possible: But there can be other causes of blood in your urine so you should see your doctor and get checked out ...Read more

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