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Dr. Raymond Migrino
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Fibrinogen (Overview)

Is a key element of the clotting cascade. It is the precursor to fibrin. The conversion is activated by thrombin.


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What is the effect of fibrinogen ?

What is the effect of fibrinogen ?

HEPARIN: Heparin is administered for several days to control dic, increase fibrinogen and platelets.Fibrinogen is the precursor of fibrin. ...Read more

Dr. Raymond Migrino
387 doctors shared insights

Fibrinogen (Overview)

Is a key element of the clotting cascade. It is the precursor to fibrin. The conversion is activated by thrombin.


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Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Yes: The normal levels of fibrinogen range from about 150-400mg/dl. There are normal circumstances in which the level may be higher, e.g., pregnancy. Any lab value needs to be interpreted in the context of other health issues and this value may not be associated with a disease. Do consult the doctor who ordered the blood test. ...Read more

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Please answer! what does a low d-dimer by high fibrinogen mean?

Please answer! what does a low d-dimer by high fibrinogen mean?

Clots coming ; going: D-dimer is increased with breakdown of clots to crosslinked fibrin. Fibrinogen forms fibrin whose fibers become crosslinked to form a clot. So high fibrinogen infers clot formation, not breakdown, so d-dimer is inferred to be low. ...Read more

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What is the effect of fibrinogen ?

HEPARIN: Heparin is administered for several days to control dic, increase fibrinogen and platelets.Fibrinogen is the precursor of fibrin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fibrinogen?

Fibrinogen: Is a key element of the clotting cascade. It is the precursor to fibrin. The conversion is activated by thrombin. ...Read more

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My fibrinogen level is currently 143, should I be concerned?

Symptoms?: Is there a particular reason why you had your fibrinogen checked? Have you had a bleeding symptoms? Do you have any other "abnormal" labs measuring the coagulation cascade? For most labs, the low normal range for fibrinogen is 150, so you are just below that. Without knowing more about your particular clinical situation, your level of fibrinogen is not worrisome. ...Read more

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My fibrinogen level is 5.4 cut of 4.7 is this dangerous my appt is also increased 45.2 cut of 36.5 really scared ?

My fibrinogen level is 5.4 cut of 4.7 is this dangerous my appt is also increased 45.2 cut of 36.5 really scared ?

Circulating Anticoag: If you meant aPTT, you may have what's called a circulating amici agility. Do not be scared. Ask questions, see a hematologist for further testing. Most times, aspirin daily is all you need. Please seek all the information you can get. Until you have answers, DO NOT GET PREGNANT, and maybe take a baby aspirin daily until further advised by your doctors ...Read more

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What effect does estrogen have on fibrinogen ?

What effect does estrogen have on fibrinogen ?

Estrogen/fibrinogen: It depends on the route of administration. Typically, estrogen raises fibrinogen levels in the body (this is one of the many reasons why women taking birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy are more susceptible to blood clots). There are a few reports however that transdermal estrogen lowers fibrinogen levels. ...Read more