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Had surgery for endocarditis. On baby aspirin. What effect does it have on body?

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On August 16, I had surgery for endocarditis. They prescribed, among other things, a baby aspirin once a day. Recently I have forgotten to take the aspirin and feel lousy.
What effedt does the baby aspirin have upon my body and have upon my heart.
Posted Tue, 5 Nov 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Anantharamakrishnan 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
'Baby' aspirin is anti-platelet

Detailed Answer:
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Aspirin in small dose (75 to 150 mg) is colloquially called baby aspirin.
It prevents clumping of platelets (clumping leads to clot formation)
The effect is lasting for weeks…
If you have forgotten – starting taking again – from now on
It is routinely given to prevent blood clots… / Millions are taking – some even without any heart issue (primary Prophylaxis)
Rarely, it may occasionally irritate the stomach – leading to gastritis / rarely bleeding
Your symptom- lousy - is not likely to be related to it.
Just get yourself checked by your doctor…

Take care     
Wishing all well
God bless
Good luck
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