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What is the cause of high INR levels?

What is the cause of high INR levels?

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 is inhibited. Usually we aim for an inr of 2 to 3 times standard. Sometimes we aim higher. If not on warfarin then the liver may be damaged causing the factors to be low. ...Read more

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Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Coumadin (warfarin): Assuming your not on Coumadin (warfarin), other causes include liver disease, blood factor deficiencies. ...Read more

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Can amikacin 500 cause high INR level?

Improbable: This has not been documented as a side-effect of any of the aminoglycosides. ...Read more

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What's a high INR level?

What's a high INR level?

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 is 1.0. Anything above that is abnormal. For people on coumadin, the typical goal INR is 2.5 to 4.0 depending on the particular condition it is being used for. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of high INR level?

Bleeding: Bleeding while brushing teeth. Easy bruising. Pink urine. Extra heavy periods. Simple cuts taking a long time to stop oozing. ...Read more

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My INR level keeps varying from as high as 8+ to 1.4 as present. Is there anything I can do to stabilise it?

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 some new medications that anticoagulate without having to follow inrs -- talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can voltarin cause high INR levl?

Shouldn't: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and may affect your platelet function. This may increase your bleeding risk on warfarin without increasing your inr. ...Read more

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What causes an INR reading to reach levels above 15?

With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin)? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...Read more

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Can a hepatic dysfunction cause an elevated INR?

Can a hepatic dysfunction cause an elevated INR?

Yes.: Good liver function is important in the production of blood clotting factors. ...Read more

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Can a high INR level effect blood pressure?

Can a high INR level effect blood pressure?

No: Only if the inr is so high that there is spontaneous and severe bleeding in which case the BP tends to go down (rapidly). ...Read more

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If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

Absolutely: High INR indicates impaired blood clotting. It can be caused by advanced liver disease, severe infections, certain types of cancer, very large blood loss, and severe malnutrition. It definitely needs to be investigated if the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you

My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you

Warfarin: New medication, diet, different generic rx and then we don't know, I often prescribe brand name Coumadin (warfarin) as there is less variation than generic rx and little room for error. ...Read more

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My INR level increased, but I haven't changed my diet. It was supposed to remain 2.0-3.0. Today, it was 3.2. My leg began to hurt is this the cause?

Not the cause.: Don't think the pain in your keg caused your inr to go up to 3.2. The inr typically fluctuates when you take warfarin (coumadin). 3.2 isn't bad, with small adjustments it should back to within range. ...Read more

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What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

What causes your INR level to go from 2.3 to 1.3 and I am in coumadin (warfarin)?

Multiple factors: Coumadin (warfarin) interacts with a number of gods and medications. Please check the following link for detailed information. Http://m.circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/119/8/e220.full. ...Read more

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Can a high INR cause symptoms of dementia or alzheimers?

Can a high INR cause symptoms of dementia or alzheimers?

Inr: A high inr in of itself doesn't cause dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Whether it's due to taking anticoagulant like warfarin or because of liver disease, an elevated inr increases the tendency for bleeding, however. ...Read more

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D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?

Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It would require more information to settle the issue. However, if you are even slightly overweight, reduce you weight through diet and exercise, not easy, but essential. ...Read more

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Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).

No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more

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Ben having high INR levels 6.2 and chest pain with shortness of breath. Went to ER and they sent me home. Still having CP and short of breath?

Ben having high INR levels 6.2 and chest pain with shortness of breath. Went to ER and they sent me home. Still having CP and short of breath?

No PE @ 6.2: I would b more worried about a bleed of some sort in the thorax, mediastinum or ever cardiac. Call ur pulmonologist and let him know. ...Read more

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Can high INR cause blood in urine on its own or does it just highlight and underlying problem? I had INR of 5.6 and bloody urine. Went to ER/sent home

Can high INR cause blood in urine on its own or does it just highlight and underlying problem? I had INR of 5.6 and bloody urine. Went to ER/sent home

See below: An INR of 5.6 alone could cause blood in urine. The issue may need to be reexamined once you have your INR in the therapeutic range. Please discuss it with the doctor prescribing the anti-coagulant.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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Can a high INR (5.8) cause my feet to go numb while sitting? I take Coumadin (warfarin) daily for a clotting disorder.

Can a high INR (5.8) cause my feet to go numb while sitting? I take Coumadin (warfarin) daily for a clotting disorder.

If the high: Inr was going to cause numbness I would expect it to occur whether sitting or standing. Otherwise, I would blame the numbness on a nerve impingement when sitting. Irrespective of the fact you take the coumadin). ...Read more

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What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0

CgA normal: CgA is a screening test for certain types of cancer (mostly those involving the endocrine (hormone) system. Any value below 76 ng/ml is simply "normal." Your APTT of 29 and INR of 1.0, which are tests of your blood clotting system, are also normal. If you have persistent or debilitating symptoms of any kind, you need to continue to follow up with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

Do low INR levels cause portal vein thrombosis pain to return in upper abdomen?

No but,,: A low INR is not a direct cause if pain. It stands for International Normalized Ratio and is the ratio of the patients prothrombin time to a normal prothrombin time value raised to the power of the ISI (international Sensitivity Index) or a ratio of tissue factor to a reference tissue factor. However if it's low it can mean that the blood is clotting more and can lead to thrombosis in patients. ...Read more

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Would an INR level of 10 cause headaches, back ache and stomach ache as well as lose of appetite. Generally feeling unwell?

Possibly: INR of 10 is never normal and if it still at that level you need it assessed and corrected. This can cause increased risk of bleeding. Please go to the Emergency Room or call 911 ...Read more

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My INR is high and not sure how to get it down.

Not enough informati: We do not have enough information to answer your question.
If you are being teated with warfarin for some condition and INR is high, the dose of warfarin needs to be reduced and INR repeated
I suggest you discuss with your doctor what dose of warfarin you should be on according to your INR ...Read more

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If the pt is high and the INR is low what does it indicate?

More specific: Numbers here would be helpful. A "low" inr is of no significance. The platelets would depend on the magnitude of the increase. ...Read more

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What are the signs that your INR is to high? And what should be done to correct that?

What are the signs that your INR is to high? And what should be done to correct that?

Warfarin?: The inr is used to track anti coagulation in patients using warfarin. It is used because coagulation needs to be tracked to avoid too much or too little. In that sense most of the time there are no signs until there is a serious problem (bleeding for example). The best thing to do is to check the inr frequently and to keep a stable diet avoiding foods that interact with warfarin. ...Read more

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Is INR elevated in hellp?

No: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (hellp) is only associated with an elevated inr if it's complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic). ...Read more

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Is an INR level of 1.6 dangerous?

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 adequate to treat problems associated with pathologic clotting. It could be dangerous for some people however if they for instance have low platelet counts or ineffective platelet aggregation along with the INR 1.6. ...Read more

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My INR level was 19 what could of happen to me?

Death: You could bleed to death. Are you sure it was 19? Do you mean 1.9? (19 is an emergency). ...Read more