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Doctor insights on: High Fibrinogen Causes

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Could colitis cause high fibrinogen and clumped platelets?

Could colitis cause high fibrinogen and clumped platelets?

Yes: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition, and as such, can increase platelet production and fibrinogen. However, seeing these elevations are not very specific to uc and can be present in any type of inflammation, including infection.

Dr. Raymond Migrino
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Fibrinogen (Definition)

Is a key element of the clotting cascade. It is the precursor to fibrin. The conversion ...Read more


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What is low d-dimer by high fibrinogen?

What is low d-dimer by high fibrinogen?

Clotting proteins: D-dimer is a breakdown product of fibrin that has been crosslinked, thus in elevated levels it indicates active clot lysis. Fibrinogen is a clotting factor normally present in the blood and needed to make fibrin, an essential part of a clot. In some settings, fibrinogen will go up in response to inflammatory or other stimuli.

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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.

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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.

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My father (68)had ishaemic stroke 10 days ago. His fibrinogen now is 900 (it must be 200-400). For how long will it be so high.?

Cause not effect: The high fibrinogen may well be the cause of the stroke rather than a result of the stroke and how long it lasts depends on why it is high. Hope he's doing well.

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My plasma fibrinogen is less than 0.5g/L which is really low. Mum has dysfibrinogenaemia but I'm wondering if low fibrinogen can be caused by cancer?

My plasma fibrinogen is less than 0.5g/L which is really low. Mum has dysfibrinogenaemia but I'm wondering if low fibrinogen can be caused by cancer?

No: Cancer does not cause low plasma fibrinogen. It would be good idea to see a doctor for a complete evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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I have been unable to lose weight even though I have increased my activity and eating healthier. I had labs with high hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, insulin. And a few other symptoms. What should I do next?

I have been unable to lose weight even though I have increased my activity and eating healthier. I had labs with high hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, insulin. And a few other symptoms. What should I do next?

Losing weight: Losing weight and getting in shape is not as easy as it might seem. For example, one pound of body fat contains about 3500 calories- so alot of exercise is needed to make a dent in that one pound. Muscle mass might actually increase because of the exercise, so the scale may be unkind. A better gauge is how u feel. Those labs need to be interpreted in the right clinical context, so u should ask MD

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What type of specialist do I need to see? Lab results from annual physical and it shows several areas of high risk: hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, and insulin.

What type of specialist do I need to see? Lab results from annual physical and it shows several areas of high risk: hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, and insulin.

Your own physician: As a pathologist, I'm skeptical of these new labs that are being ordered supposedly to identify people at increased coronary risk. Nobody really knows what to do with the numbers, or with the fear that they generate. I'd suggest you continue to pursue a healthy, fitness-focused lifestyle, consider any Rx's your own doctor recommends, and remember you're a person, not a bunch of numbers and "risks"

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Platelet count 450, fibrinogen 800, CRP 45, ESR 80. On 6th week TB treatment. Worried about these high counts, especially fibrinogen. What to do?

May be expected.: The tests you listed: platelet count, fibrinogen, crp and ESR are all makers of inflammation. Which may be expected to be elevated in active infections, or inflammatory disorders.

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Will a woman's fibrinogen increase during pregnancy and cause clotting problems?

Will a woman's fibrinogen increase during pregnancy and cause clotting problems?

Yes: Risk of trombosis in pregnancy is 6 times higher than in non pregnant state. It is a combination of factors, not only the fibrinogen.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.