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How Can You Tell If Your Stomach Is Bleeding From Aspirin Use
How can I prevent stomach bleeding whole taking Plavix, (clopidogrel)aspirin or similar? I have erosive gastritis and a DES after a heart attack.
Ppi: It's very important for you to take Plavix in the first few months post heart attack. I'm not sure if you have had any intervention including heart Cath and stent placement. But the concern I have is that u need to be on protective therapy for your stomach like PPI. I recommend to f/u with cardiologist on how long u need plavix and adaptor in but mean while u need PPI like protonix, nexium (esomeprazole) ... ...Read more
I am worried about taking 75mg aspirin 6 months after coiling of unruptured brain aneurysm. I had tias after surgery) incase of stomach or brain bleed?
Should be okay: I agree with the other docs who have answered this question. Doesn't say where you're from, but if you're in Europe I understand your concern: European docs are much more nervous about aspirin than US docs & try to use lower doses. However, the European Stroke Study showed that a dose in the 75-mg range provides a typical degree of prevention without appreciably increasing bleeding complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Yes: Taking Aspirin affects platelet function which is part of the process involved in clotting of blood.Any open wound such as a fissure that bleeds on its own can be affected with increased or prolonged bleeing if taking aspirin. The fissure needs to heal, be operated on or cease the Aspirin until after healed. Check with your doctor before stopping any meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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