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What affects inr levels

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Strader
Cardiology 22 years experience
Anything above 1.5: The INR is a measure of how "thin" the blood is, typically due to the use of prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin). A normal INR i... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
INR: An INR of 1.6 is elevated somewhat and can be associated with increased bleeding. It is not however a level of anticoagulation which we consider adequ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
INR: Inr is a measure of clotting involving factors which we block with the drug warfarin. When the inr is high the factors are being blocked and clotting ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jim Trione
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Bleeding: Bleeding while brushing teeth. Easy bruising. Pink urine. Extra heavy periods. Simple cuts taking a long time to stop oozing.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Death: You could bleed to death. Are you sure it was 19? Do you mean 1.9? (19 is an emergency).
A member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin) ? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Berger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Quite high - see you doctor. Go to hospital for any symptoms or bleeding!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Dangerous: Check immediately with your doctor (I'll bet you already have, haven't you?!)
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Several things: A consistent diet avoiding vitamin k rich foods, timing the medication correctly, and avoiding antibiotics (if you can) is a start. There are also som... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
No: There is no relation.

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