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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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Will I get a stroke if I stop taking Rivaroxaban?

Query: Hi doctor, I just had knee replacement surgery, and the doctor recommended Aspirin. I asked if I could take Xarelto. Now I am at home and have been on 5 mg of Xarelto for three days. I am finding it interferes with everything I take. Can I stop it and go on with Aspirin? Will I have a stroke from su...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Aspirin is safe as you are fully mobile. Yes, Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) can be stopped, but any increase in the stroke risk (rebound) phenomenon can be countered by starting Aspirin 150 mg once daily before you stop Xarelto (Rivaroxaban). Xarelto stays in your system for a ...  Read Full »

My husband is on Aspirin. Can he undergo surgery? Need help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is having arthroscopic surgery soon. We did not realize until we went to see the nurse in the hospital for a pre-operation interview that he was still taking an Aspirin regimen. They called the doctor and said it was still good for him to get the surgery. However, I am not so s...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Patients on Aspirin are at risk of bleeding during surgical procedures. Arthroscopy is a low-risk procedure, but various arthroscopic procedures are fairly invasive, and bleeding can occur. The same holds true for blocks as large volumes of fluids are injected close to ...  Read Full »

Is kawasaki disease treated with Aspirin? Kindly suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My child is 5 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 syndro...  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 »

How to treat heart palpitations not resolved by medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing heart palpitations, chest tightness, and fatigue for almost a year. My muscles have become rigid and lack coordination. Earlier, I was on Aspirin 75 mg for ten days but had to stop taking this medicine due to bradycardia. I had undergone ECHO and ECG tests an...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Palpitations are an unusual awareness of one's own heartbeat. The palpitation may occur due to various reasons. The reasons are fast heart rate, slower heart rate, irregular heart rate, being overcautious about heartbeat...  Read Full »

Can Piracetam and Ecosprin be taken together?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother aged 60 had a stroke 15 years back. Her doctor recommended Piracetam and Ecosprin 75. She took it for just six months after she stopped. Now, can she take both the tablets? Also, she has a nervousness in the left hand. What should we do about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, both these drugs can be taken concomitantly. Ecosprin (Aspirin) should be taken lifelong. Piracetam may be taken for a shorter period of time. Regarding the nervousness in her left hand, I would recommend consulting with the neurologist and performing an electroe...  Read Full »

Does Rbc Count Of 6 To 8/Hpf In Urine Report Mean Uti?

Query: Hello doctor, My 64 years old mom was recently diagnosed with ovarian cysts and is undergoing a hysterectomy plus oophorectomy two days later. During the same routine health checkup when her cysts were diagnosed, her urine report showed RBC of 6 to 8/hpf. Is this a possible UTI? And if it is, why sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Khant Shahil Ramesh Bhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to RBC (red blood cells) in urine does not mean UTI (urinary tract infection). Pus cell in urine indicates UTI. Up to five pus cells per HPF are normal. 2 to 4 is in your case. So, it is not UTI. There are many causes of RBC in urine. Is she on any blood thinners, like ...  Read Full »

Do you think the treatment given for my father is right?

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 58 years old, having diabetes for the last 23 years. He always takes Insulin and other sugar tablets. His weight is 147.71 Pounds and height is 5 feet 5 inches. For the last two months, he has been taking Aspirin 75 mg. He had a minor headache for the last few days. Also...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, let me tell you that the decision of holding the operation is correct. Everywhere in the world that is the standard practice. We do not operate for at least five days after stopping the Aspirin or Clopidogrel. Aspirin and Clopidogrel are basically sort of bl...  Read Full »

I am suggested to have Aspirin after seeing my uterine arterial PI in ultrasound. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old. I had IVF frozen embryo transfer due to my husband having a reciprocal balanced translocation. The embryo was tested genetically to ensure it was not unbalanced before transfer. I had a 13 weeks and one-day ultrasound that showed uterine arterial PI in the right art...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Rathod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As your uterine artery is showing some changes, Aspirin is started prophylactically, and there is nothing to worry about. Usually, it will settle down as the baby grows. Often ultrasound is accurate up to 80 to 90 %. Fetal growth restriction is quite unlikely, as you...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Progestogen and Aspirin injections during pregnancy after miscarriages?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two miscarriages one was in the fourth week. While taking the scan, the sac was not found and two-week delay in growth. Another one for almost seven weeks and two-week growth delay. Now I am pregnant after six months of the second miscarriage. Now I am in my third week. My doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Probably the name of the third injection would be Heparin (blood thinning agent). Your doctor is right as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (the most common cause of early miscarriages) would have been suspected, and this is the right treatment for this problem to e...  Read Full »

Can I take Brufen and Aspirin at the same time for period cramps and migraine?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes I get migraines (three times per year) and Aspirin is the only tablet that help me in that situation. I was wondering if I get migraines during my period can I still take Aspirin?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement you have been suffering from migraine occasionally and your query is whether you can take Aspirin during your menstrual period or not. According to your query, if you take Aspirin regularly you can notice your men...  Read Full »

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