why is aspirin bad?

on 8/14/12 5:00 pm - Waxahachie, TX
RNY on 07/23/12
 I was on the medical alert bracelet thread. I'm just wondering why aspirin is a no-no. I don't remember my surgeon saying that. 

on 8/14/12 5:03 pm - Brighton, IL
Aspirin is one of a long list of NSAIDS ( non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). These drugs can cause ulcers easily and really shouldn't be used by anyone who has RNY.
Citizen Kim
on 8/14/12 5:13 pm - Castle Rock, CO
The only time you would be given aspirin in an emergency situation is if you were having a heart attack - personally I'll take my chances with an ulcer, but some people prefer to infer they have an aspirin allergy by putting it on their Medicalert - it's all a personal choice ...

It is not recommended that you use aspirin for pain relief but some people with RNY and heart problems are on aspirin therapy per their doctors orders.  

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on 8/14/12 5:50 pm - Bloomington, MN
 As others have , aspirin is a non-steroidal anti inflammatory, and should be avoided.  That said, in an emergency, such as impending heart attack or stroke, a one time dose of aspirin can be life and brain saving.

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