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When should you call a doctor about aspirin?

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Call your doctor right away if you have:

  • Severe stomach pain or heartburn
  • Serious nausea or vomiting
  • Blood in your urine or stool
  • Nosebleeds
  • Any unusual bruising
  • Heavy bleeding from cuts
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Coughing up blood
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding or unexpected vaginal bleeding
  • Vomit that looks like coffee grounds
  • Facial swelling
  • An asthma attack
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Severe headache
  • Confusion

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

SOURCES: 

The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center. 

The American Heart Association. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by James Beckerman on April 26, 2018

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