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Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Overview)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab measure of blood clotting.


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What's a high INR level?

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

Dr. Afshine Emrani
271 Doctors shared insights

Inr (Overview)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab measure of blood clotting.


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What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

What exactly is tp/inr? I have been on lovanox 60 mg and 20 mg coumadin (warfarin). And today it was 4, 6. Usually around 1.5 have pancreatitis and blood clots

Prothrombin time: Pt and inr international normalized ratio are the personal chemical measures of response to coumadin-warfarin as a measure of the anticoagulation effects
for example inr 2.5 - 3.5 is desired for a DVT or valve patient! ...Read more

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I had an INR of 12.6 n I had vit k it went down to 2.0 but it's creeping up without me taking any walfarin could u tell y this is plz?

Try new agents: If taking for a fib, you may want to consider Pradaxa or xarelto because more predictable levels and don't even need to monitor inr. ...Read more

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If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

If a pt has a high INR (2.1 & 2.2) but is not on Coumadin (warfarin) should a work up be done to determine the cause? Why? What would a work up consist of?

Absolutely: High INR indicates impaired blood clotting. It can be caused by advanced liver disease, severe infections, certain types of cancer, very large blood loss, and severe malnutrition. It definitely needs to be investigated if the cause is not obvious. ...Read more

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Whay would be a safe INR level to perform rotator cuff surgery?

Whay would be a safe INR level to perform rotator cuff surgery?

INR: Level must be used in conjunction with other cardiac/medical issues. Above 1.5 with increased bleed. ...Read more

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What is a dangerous INR range?

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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Will 30mgs of wafarin hurt me in anyway like raise my inr?

Very likely: Will cause an excessive elevation in INR and significant increase in bleeding risk. 30 mg is a very high dose. Check with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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What does the INR number mean?

Uniform standered: Pt is prothrombin time, INR is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health. In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So INR solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed, under 2 means need more medication (like coumidine). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of really low inr?

What are symptoms of really low inr?

Low INR: Usually none, but u are taking a chance of getting the condition for wich it is given to prevent from. They are either systemic or pulmonary vascular thrombo-embolism. By keeping therapeutic inr we can prevent these complications, such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, venous or valve thrombosis. ...Read more

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What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

INR: Normal INR is 1.0 not sure about second part of your question...Are you on blood thinners? Talk to your physician. ...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?

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

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Is INR elevated in hellp?

No: Hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and low platelet count (hellp) is only associated with an elevated inr if it's complicated by disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic). ...Read more

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Do any foods raise your inr?

Yes: But only if you're taking Coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more

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How does exercise affect INR?

How does exercise affect INR?

Little: Probably not much. Doubt there is much interaction here! ...Read more

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How do I keep my INR stable?

It is important to: Take your Coumadin (warfarin) as prescribed and about the same time each day. Usually we tell patients about 4 in the afternoon, which allows you to adjust the dose on the day of lab tests. You also need to be consistent in your consumption of green leafy vegetables, due to the vitamin k content. ...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 does the INR number mean?

Uniform standered: Pt is prothrombin time, INR is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health. In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So INR solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed, under 2 means need more medication (like coumidine). ...Read more

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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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Will imodiun affect INR readings?

Should not: Immodum per say would not effect your inr. But diarrhea can effect your inr, depending on etiology. If diarrhea is secondary to abx can increase inr by killing intestinal bacteria and decrease vitamin k production. ...Read more

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What are any symptoms of INR of 5.1?

Headache? Go to ER!: Hit your head with a hammer and you'll find out. The INR indicates how more likely you are to bleed (for whatever reason). It doesn't cause symptoms on its own. So if you are careful and don't cut yourself or fall over into a dry riverbed, etc you should do fine. Hopefully, you were advised about what to do about your medication. An INR of 5.1 isn't so bad, so don't worry, unless something bleeds ...Read more

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What are symptoms of really low inr?

Low INR: Usually none, but u are taking a chance of getting the condition for wich it is given to prevent from. They are either systemic or pulmonary vascular thrombo-embolism. By keeping therapeutic inr we can prevent these complications, such as stroke, pulmonary embolism, venous or valve thrombosis. ...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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If my INR is to low what dose that mean?

Not enough thinning: Assuming that you are on blood thinners, too low of an inr means that your blood isn't "thin" enough; it still clots more easily than is recommended. If you aren't on blood thinners, there really isn't such a thing as "too low inr". ...Read more

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My INR was 19 what could of happen to me?

INR: If your inr was as high as 19, you were at risk of major life threatening bleeding. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pt and inr?

Uniform standered: Pt is prothrombin time, INR is international normalized ratio, both measure cloting tendency in disease and in health. In pt each time you need contol which varies place to place and some what unpredictble. So INR solves the problem by uniform standred all over the world. Inr of 2 to 3 if 3 or more means will bleed, under 2 means need more medication (like coumidine). ...Read more