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Why do some doctors advise you to take baby asprin for chest pains?

Why do some doctors advise you to take baby asprin for chest pains?

Baby aspirin: Doctors often advise patients to take baby Aspirin daily to help prevent clot formation in the coronary arteries. Aspirin suppresses platelet aggregation and can decrease the chance of a heart attack due to a blood clot forming. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Recommended: Pain in your chest is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. Aspirin is recommended, in fact, people having a heart attack are often given an aspirin by emergency medical services. ...Read more

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Im waiting for angigram' i get tight chest pain that comes and goes and take aspirin 75mg' also have angina spray but doesn't help .. Should i worry?

Get Angiogram done: You are going to have an angiogram and that will tell you if your symptoms of chest pain are related to any blockage in your coronary artery and if so you will get appropriate therapy like angioplasty/stents etc. Get it done asap.Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Aspirin (Definition)

Aspirin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more