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A 31-year-old male asked:

My prothrombin time is inr 1.3 with normal aptt and platelet counts. do i have liver failure? normal ast, alt, alp and bilirubin. burns right stomach

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Dr. Cynthia Point
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: The slight elevation in the INR with normal labs for the rest of your liver functions suggests you don't have liver disease. The burning could be coming from an ulcer, or gastritis, or esophagitis. The body doesn't do a good job of localizing pain coming from the internal organs, so where you feel the pain may not be where it is.. Follow up with your doctor to check out different causes.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unlikely: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it is unlikely that you have liver failure.
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Last updated Jan 23, 2019


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