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i am 65 years old and in the last week have had 3 separate

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i am 65 years old and in the last week have had 3 separate bruises appear on my left sidew (shoulder,hip and leg with no apparent injury I am generally good health but take aspirin everyday as per docvtors advice Greg
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.

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taking aspirin will make you much more prone to brusing.

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bruising

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a small bump on your shoulder or hip or leg can cause bruising when you are taking aspirin.

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aspirin defunctionalizes the platelets in your blood for a week.

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and decreases blood clots this way.

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I wouldn't worry too much about these bruises.

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you can let your doctor know about them at your next meeting.

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do make sure you take the aspirin with food in your stomach to protect your stomach and with plenty of water.

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