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High Fibrinogen Causes
Hematologist said I have high fibrinogen and am anemic but Dr not worried. Should I be? Dr thinks topamax (topiramate) caused. Saw bc bleeding gums, nose, rectum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can a high fibrinogen count (800) be a sign of sarcoidosis taking into account that ACE is negative? Been feverish for 6months now...
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 MDSee 1 more doctor answer
Homocysteine level of 14.8. Does this mean I have a high chance of getting a blood clot? Also have high fibrinogen level 451 (means thick blood?)
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"
Platelet count 450, fibrinogen 800, CRP 45, ESR 80. On 6th week TB treatment. Worried about these high counts, especially fibrinogen. What to do?
On my blood exam, the fibrinogen got high, on my C-reactive protein said that I have high cardiovascular risk. Is because of the birth control pills?
Did not: Tell me how high if u have high iron level then must see md otherwise info u provided is not worrisome
Fibrinogen: Is a key element of the clotting cascade. It is the precursor to fibrin. The conversion is activated by thrombin.
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.
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
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.