Signs of bleeding in people taking medicines to prevent blood clots

If you have had a transient ischemic attack or stroke and are taking aspirin or other medicines that prevent blood clots, watch for signs of bleeding. Signs of bleeding include:

  • Blood in urine or red or tarry stools.
  • Bleeding from the nose or gums or spitting up blood.
  • Excessive or prolonged vaginal bleeding.
  • Frequent, severe bruising or tiny red or purple spots on the skin.

Last Updated: January 8, 2009

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