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Can Aspirin Help?

Postby annegarrett » Mon Feb 17, 2003 09:43 am

by annegarrett (2525 Posts), Mon Feb 17, 2003 09:43 am

I had hellp w/ my 1st pregnancy. I am now pregnant again and it was suggested that I take a 81mg aspirin every day. Any suggestions?

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Re : Can Aspirin Help?

Postby expert on call » Mon Feb 17, 2003 09:45 am

by expert on call (297 Posts), Mon Feb 17, 2003 09:45 am

The use of aspirin at a low dose is controversial. Foreign studies show some benefit while US trials have shown no benefit. The recurrence rate of preeclampsia is about 20% for this pregnancy.

A recent review of aspirin in preeclampsia remarks a 14% reduction in perinatal death with aspirin. In sum, many experts swear by aspirin while others totally disregard its potential benefits. Sorry the literature is no more clear.


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