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Does Aspirin Dissolve Blood Clots
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will my blood go back to normal after long term heavy use of aspirin. I'm worried about blood clots forming but I believe the aspirin is hurting me ?
Yes: Aspirin impairs the ability of platelets (clotting cells) to bunch together and form clots. The effect aspirin has on each platelet is permanent, but a platelet only lasts for about 10 days before it dies and is replaced by a new one. After stopping aspirin therapy, any affected platelets will be gone within a month at most, more likely 2-3 weeks, and the replacements should be normal. ...Read more
Not really: Aspirin works to inhibit platelet function, but is not an anticoagulant like Coumadin or heparin. Depending on why you are taking Aspirin and your risk factors, it can be more beneficial that the bleeding risk. But that requires more of an individual balancing of risk/benefits. ...Read more
Location: Where were your clots? If you had a clot in a vein or in your heart, Aspirin isn't effective. A more potent anticoagulant is necessary. You shouldn't take both usually. If you've had an arterial clot: coronary artery, bypass graft, or stroke, Aspirin is indicated - if you're not bleeding and not at high risk of bleeding. Also, be aware that Aspirin can cause cause stomach upset and GI bleeding. ...Read more
Have a large 2 inch hickey on side of neck, it is very dark and big. Worried about the possibility of blood clots? What should I do? Aspirin? Help
Had stroke 2 yrs back.taking aspirin as blood thinner.nw suddn blood clots appear in body & wipe away.is aspirin responsible 4 it?shld stop taking it?
33 years old. Broke ankle 3 weeks ago.In fiberglass cast. Should I worry about blood clots?Haven't been taking aspirin.Should I?Too late to work?
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