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I'm pregnant and dr has me on baby aspirin. Last night I threw up a little while after taking it. Should I take another one?

Not necessary. Just continue the next day as you normally would.
Likely Not. As mentioned, just re-take the next day. You may want to bring this up with your physician in case it happens again and they have a reason for you to re-take the dose.

In the past 5 months I have had 2 miscarriages. How effective or true is it to take a low dose of baby aspirin to prevent further miscarriages?

Not true. Most early first trimester miscarriages are a result of chromosomal combinations that are incompatible with further development and life. Adding Aspirin to the equation does nothing to prevent that situation.
In general. Aspirin does not help prevent miscarriages in the general population. In a small group of women with multiple miscarriages due to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, anticoagulation, which may include aspirin, does help with carrying a baby to term. Blood tests can be done to diagnosis this condition.

About factor 5 leiden: some hematos prescribe baby aspirin as prevention of clots, others say not effective. Shld it not be a clear yes/no answer?

Asa. If you have other medical problems that warrant you to get Aspirin - like heart problem, diabetes, cholesterol problem, heart disease etc? If the answer is yes- then you should take baby Aspirin for that reason. Aspirin will not really help protect you from venous thrombosis. If you have no blood clots you really do not need to check your factor v leiden mutation status.

Is is safe for everybody in the country to take a baby aspirin daily to help prevent a heart attack?

No. Every study that has examined this question has shown that among large populations exposed to small doses of aspirin, there is an increase in peptic ulceration, abnormal bleeding, and intracranial hemorrhage when compared to matched controls who received no aspirin. Only those at risk of heart attacks or clotting type strokes should take it. (men>50, women >60 if there's no contraindication).
NO. Routine use of any medication to the population at large can create newer problems that we are not anticipating before. Low dose Aspirin can prevent platelet aggregation and decrease the incidence of coronary thrombosis in high risk patients. People with diabetes mellitus, obesity, family history of heart disease or previous myocardial infarction are the prime people to benefit from Aspirin therapy.

Should I take daily baby aspirin to prevent heart attack?

Depends. That is a good question. I'd recommend you talk with your doctor about your cardiovascular risk (including risk for heart attack) and also at the risks and benefits of Aspirin therapy, and then together come up with the right answer for you individually.
Can't say. For some it may be a good idea. For others it may trigger problems by itself or interact with meds and lead to severe bleeding complications. Without knowing your situation it is unrealistic to say.