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Aspirin and a Low Platelet Count

I received the following message from “Sumaya:”  Can a patient with a low platelet count be treated with aspirin? 
Thank you for your question, Sumaya. Typically, physicians counsel patients to avoid aspirin if they experience a bleeding disorder. For example, if someone with a low platelet count finds multiple bruises or experiences nosebleeds or excessive menstrual bleeding, the physician would prohibit aspirin as it would contribute to the bleeding. Your physician is likely to make this decision at the time of a physical examination, and may also choose to investigate the cause of the low platelet count.

Thank you for contacting The Fritsma Factor. Our information is not specific to your medical condition and does not substitute for consultation with your physician.

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