Aspirin

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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Should Aspirin be stopped before taking the COVID-19 vaccine?

Query: Hello doctor, Should I stop Aspirin tablets for COVID vaccination?  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to stop Aspirin for COVID-19 vaccination if Aspirin is being taken for secondary prevention of ischemic events. Please tell me why are you taking Aspirin? What other medicines are you taking? Any previous cardiac issue?  Read Full »

How does lymphangiosclerosis look like?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a cord-like lump at the base of my penis, which extends three centimeters from the root up to the shaft, and a thinner vessel continues from it. It is not visible, not palpable, with no change in size and shape, no discoloration of the skin, and a little pain with erection. It ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This cord is lymphangiosclerosis. It is a lymphatic channel that gets hard with time, inflamed, painful, and reduces till it disappears. Usually, it takes about a few weeks to few months to resolve completely. It does not require any treatment.  Read Full »

Three months back, I got CAD with angina. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, Three months back, I got CAD with angina on exertion. I also had SR with two blockages. Please guide me. What is exactly critical in my report? Can I do angiography to confirm it?   Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two blockages in two vessels. The first one is LAD (left anterior descending artery). It is an important vessel and the calcium has blocked it. The second important vessel present on the right is affected with stenosis. Your best option is bypass surgery and it...  Read Full »

Do I need medications for blocked arteries?

Query: Hello doctor, My CT coronary angiography study reveals a sudden cut off at mid LAD at the region of D2 origin. Similar cut off saw at D2 ostium, proximal D1, and proximal LCX due to step artifact due to heart rate variation during the scan. It is not possible to comment on these arteries at these l...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not normal. There are significant blockages in your arteries. You will need medications as well as conventional angiography. So you will need medications like Aspirin and statins (like Atorvastatin), other medicines according to symptoms, and an echo report....  Read Full »

What causes right side paralysis with high blood pressure?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is suffering from right side paralysis. The patient is unable to speak and communicate. Also, the BP level is too high. What is your advise?  Read Full »


Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your right side paralysis, communication difficulty along with high blood pressure, I strongly believe that you have developed brain infarction following a cerebrovascular accident. In view of this, please do the following test. CT scan, ECG and chest x-ray...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take two blood thinners at the same time?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 80 years old. He has diabetes for the past 30 years and hypertensive for the past five years. Has had a bypass before six years and also had a stroke before 14 years. For the past two days, he had shooting pain in his right foot, so we consulted a podiatrist. He change...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. He is on blood thinner, drug for peripheral vascular disease, prostate problems, and drug for neuropathic pain. Among provided list Cilostazol which has been prescribed based on colour Doppler and can interact with Aspirin. However still, these two can be prescribed...  Read Full »

Which medication should I take for my elevated D-dimer levels, Heparin or Aspirin?

Query: Hello doctor, I went through the lighter course of COVID-19 last month. I am fully recovered now for over a month. But my D-dimer lever is still up. Since the start of COVID until yesterday, it was fluctuating. The cut-off is 0.53mg/l, but I have fluctuating levels of 0.78, 1.17, 0.68, 0.74, and 0...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should stay on Aspirin for a week or longer. Add an anticoagulant, preferably Rivaroxaban 20 mg once daily for at least a couple of weeks. It seems you are having a low-grade compensated DIC (disseminated intravascular coagulation). Due to COVID-19, you might ha...  Read Full »

What is your opinion about my father's medication?

Query: Hi doctor, My father had a stroke before 10 years (left hemisensory infarct) and two years ago, he has undergone CABG. Two days back, while walking, he felt some numbness in his right side leg and arm up to the shoulder. It persisted for about half an hour. Now, he is fine. But, when we visited the...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, he can follow the changed schedule. Your doctor has changed plain Aspirin and Clopilet (Clopidogrel) to the combination of Aspirin and Dipyridamole. Dipyridamole is a medicine, which is quite effective in preventing the thrombosis. It is more effective on the coron...  Read Full »

Why do I have chest pain during deep breathing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 68 year old male. My height is 5'4" and weight is 142 lbs. I stopped smoking at the age of 38. I drink on an average of half bottle of beer a day at most. I do prepare my own food, which is mostly organic. I eat meat, egg, little dairy, vegetables, a fair amount of raw food, seeds...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your chest pain and heaviness is related to exertion (walking) a possibility that it is of cardiac origin cannot be neglected. A very important feature of stable angina is angina on exertion. The stabbing pain and dull nature, which can better be termed as chest hea...  Read Full »

What is Ecosprin AV 75 used for?

Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, my father used to get chest pain. Angiography showed that he has a LAD bridging and vessels are normal and clear. His echo is normal. His BP, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal. After the chest pain, he was given the following medicines for one year. They are Stator, Is...  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Cardiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all details of your father. A myocardial bridge means that a group of muscle fibers are present on the top of coronary artery instead of on the bottom. In almost 40% cases, it is asymptomatic. However, in some patient the bunch of muscles pushes the coronary ...  Read Full »

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