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Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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My prothrombin time INR is 1.5 is it dangerous?

Why is it 1.5?: You probably mean INR of 1.5 (normal prothrombin time is about 12 seconds). It is not dangerous by itself but why is your INR prolonged? The disease process causing this prolongation may be dangerous, e.G, liver disease, malabsorption causing vitamin deficiency etc. Please consult your doctor to determine the cause and treat the underlying process. ...Read more

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I am on Warf 6.5 mg, but still the INR is 1.5. But I have red spots all over the body. Is there any suggestions to improve INR?

See below: You could consult your doctor about increasing the dose. You may also wish to consider other anticoagulants, e.g. factor Xa and thrombin inhibitors. ...Read more

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Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Thank you. What is causing the high INR level of 15+. Could it be cancer. It was 17.9 two weeks ago.

Coumadin (warfarin): Assuming your not on Coumadin (warfarin), other causes include liver disease, blood factor deficiencies. ...Read more

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3days on warfarin 1mg INR 1.5 for my fatherforAF what is the maintance dose for him if he took cordarone (amiodarone) and has renal impairment, is it renal safe?

3days on warfarin 1mg INR 1.5 for my fatherforAF what is the maintance dose for him if he took cordarone (amiodarone) and has renal impairment, is it renal safe?

Dose is dependent: Dose of warfarin is very individualized.
Diet, weight, metabolism of medications, co morbid conditions, other medications all effect INR.
Safety of any drug is all relative. People with renal dysfunction or even dialysis are on warfarin. ...Read more

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At what point should IV vitamin K be administered if a pt has a high INR eg at 1.5, 2.1 or 2.2 does it depend on other pathology results platelet count is presently normal but was recently very low?

Vitamin k: Reverses the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) which thins the blood and increases the inr. It is usually administered if the inr is over 7 + or lower if there is active bleeding or you need emergency surgery. If the inr is elevated and you are not on Coumadin (warfarin) then you need a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Dvt in right leg INR 1.5 today having pain in back of head sharp throbbing and pain in upper thigh almost to groin area. Get checked?

Yes: Your INR is not yet at the level in which your blood is thin enough to break the clot, goal is 2-3. Please have an eval by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? Inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? Inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

Depends: Dvt is not a common complication after ankle sprain, so understanding your state of coagulability (i.e.- ability to clot) from your physician is important. Exercise is usually prohibited until inr is successful maintained after dvt. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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Bloodpressure 160 over 90. Inr 1.5. Cholesterol 6, 5. It feels as if blood is boiling. Severe burning pain both legs, left arm and mid back, Cold. PE?

Bloodpressure 160 over 90. Inr 1.5. Cholesterol 6, 5. It feels as if blood is boiling. Severe burning pain both legs, left arm and mid back, Cold. PE?

Drivers of CVDs: Impossible to know from a distance & cholesterol wrong issue for CVDs (lipoproteins correct issue) but age, BP, & other issues highly suspicious for CVDs. While simvastatin&warfarin may ↓risks a little, atherosclerosis typically begins in childhood, no symptoms for decades & remains a big concern driving symptoms, given age. Go HFLC foods, get NMR lipoprotein assay, HbA1c, ↓BP & study my answers. ...Read more

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What causes an INR reading to reach levels above 15?

With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin)? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...Read more

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My INR is dropping all the time it's now at 1.5 and dropping don't matter what I eat or do it won't go up I'm getting worried now?

may need dose adjus: If you are following the diet and taking your wafarin regularly and your inr is staying at 1.5, than you need to increase the dose of warfarin
so talk to the prescribing doctor and let him know your inr is 1.5 and make dose adjustment. ...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

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What are the symptoms of high INR level?

Bleeding: Bleeding while brushing teeth. Easy bruising. Pink urine. Extra heavy periods. Simple cuts taking a long time to stop oozing. ...Read more