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Is an INR level of 1.6 dangerous?

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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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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Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Is INR of 4.0 dangerous?

Yes: Not an emergency, but risk of abnormal bleeding is increased. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous INR range?

Varies : The cut off for inr to be called critically high varies from one lab to another, but range from 4.0 to 6.0 and above. Any high inr associated with significant bleeding would be dangerous. ...Read more

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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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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 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

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My INR level today was 6.8. Is this number a problem?

My INR level today was 6.8. Is this number a problem?

High INR: Call your doctor. He may need to adjust your Warfarin dose if no bleeding. If bleeding is present you may need Vitamin K to reverse effectt of Warfarin. I am assuming that the elevation of INR is due to treatment with Warfarin. ...Read more

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