Aspirin belongs to the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) group of drugs. It is used to relieve mild to moderate pain caused by headaches, toothaches, and muscle aches. It is used in lower doses to reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack, as it prevents blood clots.

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Is it safe for my 5-year-old son diagnosed with kawasaki disease to take tablet Aspirin?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5-year-old son has been diagnosed with kawasaki disease. His doctor has suggested him to take tablet Aspirin and another injection. However, we have read about a syndrome that affects kids after taking tablet Aspirin. What is the name of the injection that his doctor has suggested?...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, I suggest your son takes tablet Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) as recommended by your doctor for treating kawasaki disease. It is toxic only at very high doses. Also, the injection suggested is an immunoglobulin that must be taken. The...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old kid was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease and prescribed Aspirin. Is it necessary to take it?

Query: Hello doctor,My child is five years old and has been diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. The whole family is in mental turmoil. Our pediatrician ordered a few tests and confirmed it but said my kid needs to take Aspirin and another injection shot to get cured. We fear Aspirin as we have heard of a synd...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, the child should take Aspirin and the Immunoglobulin intravenous injection to treat Kawasaki Disease. Without the above treatment, the outcome may be life-threatening.  Read Full »

I had a blood clot at 24 and have taken baby Aspirin every day since. Is it a risk to stop it now?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. I had a blood clot at 24 and have been taking a baby Aspirin every day since I came off Coumadin. I have read a lot about the long-term risks of Aspirin on the GI and the brain. I would like to come off my daily dose. Are there long-term effects with my six year...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your health query and can understand your worries well. No, this is not such a high dose that it may have caused issues to the blood vessels or brain. It is the safest dosage of Aspirin and is rather protective to the blood vessels at large. It will ...  Read Full »

My father has been suffering from bleeding bladder and enlarged prostate. Can it be due to taking medications like Aspirin and Plavix?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my sick father. Last year, he suffered a brain stroke on the right side of the brain, which caused paralysis on his left side of the body. A week after that, he was diagnosed with heart blockage, which needed a bypass procedure. After treatment, he started rec...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. If you ask me with the formed conclusion that the bladder bleeding is resulting from the use of blood thinners, I would say yes there is need to stop Aspirin. This is a straight forward answer, as the risk of bleeding is...  Read Full »

Should I take blood thinner for COVID in my third trimester?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31-years-old. I am currently in my seventh month of pregnancy. I got a cough, cold, and fever for two and three days last week; afterward, I got better. Post that, my husband also got a cold and fever. He went to the office, so he tested for COVID-19, and the result was positive. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I hope you did not develop any severe signs and symptoms of COVID-19. In COVID-19, Aspirin and its analogs do not have any prognostic role. However, oral Rivaroxaban does play a role in preventing and managing low to intermediate grade COVID-19 associated disseminated i...  Read Full »

Is Fibroease safe to control bleeding in a cardiac patient?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother has large uterine fibroids, because of which she is experiencing excessive bleeding. She is 50 years old. She has a cardiac problem with an ejection fraction of 20 %. Apart from this, she also has a history of high pressure (for more than 15 years), diabetes (detected recently),...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through all the reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity). Fibroease (Mifepristone) will help a lot in reducing the size of the uterine fibroid and to control the bleeding. But in the beginning, she might encou...  Read Full »

Why do I have shooting pain in my calves after walking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60 year old known diabetic. Since two years, I am having severe leg pain when I walk even for a small distance. I have shooting pain in my calves after just 10 minutes of walk. Doctors have diagnosed it as calcification of nerves. I have attached my reports for your reference. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having intermittent claudication due to a peripheral arterial disease as demonstrated by your arterial ultrasound (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am hoping it is a Doppler ultrasound. It appears that your diabetes is under control and you do...  Read Full »

Am I a possible candidate for stroke?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently lost partial vision in my left eye. I was diagnosed with retinal ischemia by an eye specialist. After an angiogram, he suspects a small crystal of plaque blocking the blood supply to a portion of my retina. He told me I should see a cardiologist fairly soon, as he has worries ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are chances of cardioembolic stroke (some clot or infected vegetation) particle that your ophthalmologist is suspecting. Your cardiologist will do echocardio and see if any source of that in your heart. To prevent stroke, I suggest taking one high dose of Aspir...  Read Full »

I want to stop taking Aspirin. Should I bring it down slowly or can I stop taking it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking tablet Aspirin 325 mg twice daily for years because I have a phobia about blood clots. Is it safe to just suddenly stop this or do I need to wean off to be safe?  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know as to why did you take Aspirin for so long and was the medication prescribed by a doctor? It is risky to stop at once. Do you have a history of high blood pressure?  Read Full »

Is it possible to have a pulmonary embolism with a negative D-dimer test?

Query: Hi doctor, My pain started behind knee, but now is causing recurrent chest pains and shortness of breath. I could not do much physical activity. There is no previous history of such event. I am currently on Aspirin. I had an EKG, lung x-ray and D-dimer blood test. Is it possible to have a pulmonary ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to D-dimer is a very desirable indicator of clot formation. It may be positive even if you do not have a pulmonary embolism. But, if D-dimer is normal, then a pulmonary embolism is unlikely the cause of your symptoms. Pulmonary embolism can cause sudden onset of shortness...  Read Full »

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