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How Can You Test Your Inr Blood From Home
I went to the hospital with my INR @9 ish and all they done was take my blood n sent me home what should of happened?
My blood test :coagulation pt=12.9-control=13.5-ratio=.95-index=104.6(percent)-inr value=.95 so is that good or bad and is there relation to my liver?
I had blood test & the results are as follows INR 1.12
APTT ratio 1.16
Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L. Can you tell me if they are normal?
I donated blood a week ago. I am getting an LFT test (bilirubin, inr, albumin) tomorrow. will the loss of blood affect my results?
No: donating blood will not affect the LFT result. ...Read more
Advised to stay away from garlic supplements and blood thinners like Xarelto at least for 2 days before the PT INR test, why? I have psvt
Ask: Ask your doctor for specific advice and treatment many things can affect and interfere with anticoagulation medication ...Read more
How often should someone who is on wafarin for the first time to disolve blood clots at home normally go to have their pt/inr level checked?
Warfarin: Protocols sometimes differ, but i ask my patients to check their inr 2x weekly until we get a good level 2 times, then once weekly a few more times, then once every 2 weeks a few more times, and then once monthly minimum. I increase the frequency again if I have to make any dose adjustments. The accp just recommended that stable patients can be checked every 3 months but i think that's too long. ...Read more
My 10 year old girl has an rash, still not diagnosed. May be petechiae. No other symptoms. Blood test normal, except for longer INR time. Ideas?
More info needed: A picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously a picture would be helpful to see as well as location. ...Read more
Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?
Possible vasculitis: Petechiae may be blanching or non blanching. ie goes away when you press on it and then returns when you let go vs. not going away. Low platelets are a cause but not the only cause. Vasculitis or inflammation of the blood vessels may also do this. Normal platelets does not rule out this possibility. Its not normal to have petechial rash and needs workup with an internal medicine doctor ...Read more
How often should i have to do a pt/inr blood test while taking Coumadin long term after massive pulmonary embolism ?
Warfarin monitoring: How often your INR needs to be checked depends on the stability achieved on your dosing regimen. On the average, if stable INRs are established, checks every two weeks or sometimes less frequently are done. If the INR isn't stable, more frequent checks are often necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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