Do regular small doses of Aspirin affect red blood cells?

06 March 2011

Question

Do regular small doses of Aspirin affect red blood cells?

Answer

We posed this question to Professor Peter Rothwell from the University of Oxford...

Peter - If you're one of the few people who gets bleeding from your stomach on Aspirin then that can occur very slowly, without you realising it and so, a very small proportion of patients do get anaemia, but in most patients, there's no effect on the blood count.

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