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Normal?: If your are not taking warfarin, the normal values for men and women is between 0.8-1.2, if you are on warfarin, you level depends on the indication, for example for patient with atrial fibrillation the level should be closely monitored and maintained between 2-3. Again it depends on why you are on blood thinners. ...Read more
Male 35,enlarge spleen 17 cm,high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT,normal INR & PTT , No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?
It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results,also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a specialist. ...Read more
Are quarter/Palm sized clots in period during first 2-3 days a sign of excessive clotting disorder? normal INR/PTT/APTT test, uterus ultrasound.
No: Clots in the blood stream are far more dangerous as they can travel to brain or to the lungs. The ones you see in vaginal bleeding are directly. If you had a scratch on your hand you wouldn't immediately go to the ER. ...Read more
Importance of barely elevated d-dimer (101ng/ml with ref range .01-100) w/ normal CBC, INR, PT, aPPT? No PE/clot. 4lb weight loss. Cancer likely?
Cancer and D-Dimer: Anything is possible and therefore you need to see your primary care physician for evaluation. D-Dimer is not sensitive test for any one particular problem but is a specific test. If negative (normal), it helps exclude several conditions, most importantly DVT or PE. If positive, it does not help much because you have to figure out why it is elevated (low sensitivity). ...Read more
D-dimer@cutoff of reference range(100ng/ml is both the value and cutoff), same for troponin I (.05ng/ml).Normal platelet,INR,APTT. Some petechia. DIC?
Lab cutoff: 31 F from MO asks cuff off values 4 clotting related lab & DIC. This is complex issue & question & cannot be answered without knowing a lot more about u. Ur Drs know u best so ask them. Why were tests being done in first place ? 4 example. Are you pregnant, had previous deep vein thrombosis, taking ASA or other meds. U can never send us 2 much info. Better to do consult with expert here. ...Read more
My bili total1.3 direct 0.24 for a year Got fatty liver my enzymes elevated on n off but normal now INR albumin platelets normal could it b cirrhosis?
Mildly elevated: NASH can certainly progress to cirrhosis though the bili is so so mildly elevated so I wouldn't worry about it too much. have you had a biopsy/fibroscan?? that will give you a much better idea of where you stand. ...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
Pt/inr normal, ptt, activated is 3 seconds prolonged, and in the lupus anticoagulant panel, only abnormality is aptt at 41.4 sec. What does this mean?
Any symptoms?: Why were these tests done? Do you have any symptoms? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. A slightly prolonged PTT in isolation is not a cause for concern, but it would be important to know why your doctor ordered the tests. Lupus is one of the causes of prolonged ptt. ...Read more
35 month old - ptt came back 42 normal range 26-39. Pt / INR normal. Cbc normal but notated platelet clumps +1, segs couple numbers high, lymph absol - little low. What could this mean.
Needs follow-up: Prolonged PTT can be a transient phenomenon after "viral" infection. Expected normalized within 6 weeks. If prolongation persists beyond that period, further work-up would be prudent. ...Read more
Is it possible to have polycythemia vera with normal pt, ptt, & INR plus normal bleeding time? High rbc, hgb, & hct.
Yes: Pt, ptt, inr and bleeding time have no role in the diagnosis of p. Vera. If you're eighteen years old, i'd look hard for a different cause if you are actually significantly polycythemic. There are plenty of really fit young men whose hemoglobin is a bit higher than the reference range -- athleticism to odd hemoglobin genes to something in your "gym health drink" you don't know about. Good luck. ...Read more
IS a low fibrinogen level (153) one month after heart surgery concerning? It was 250 prior to the procedure. D-Dimer is negative. PT/PTT/INR-normal
Not concerning.: Hello. I hope you are well. Fibrinogen is a marker of inflammation. Anything that causes "stress: in the body, starts an inflammatory response. It was more elevated before surgery due to the acute inflammatory response of blockages in your heart. The numbers are now lower since the blockages have been relieved. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not really: You may be short of breath after pulmonary embolism (pe) due to residual clot in the pulmonary arteries if you get recurrent episodes of shortness of breath you may be having recurrent pe. This may occur especially if your inr is not maintained in the therapeutic range. This is not normal and requires further evaluation. Tell your physician! ...Read more
Only symptom new petechiae everyday x6 mo. Normal: CBC,PT/INR, aPPT, CRP. D-dimer being retested now b/c slightly above reference range. Chronic DIC??
Maybe: What you know is something is wrong. Stay with your doctor until the problem is found ...Read more
What could low ceruloplasmin in the event of normal liver function test results mean? normal bili/albumin/inr/alt/ast/ggt but low ceruloplasmin
How low?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthy folks have any given value out of range at one end or the other. Without elevated ALT/AST, Wilson's is unlikely. Some folks genetically run a low ceruloplasmin and it means nothing. ...Read more
Sed rate 88, anemic, high neutrophils low lymphocytes, mpv. Ptt inr normal. renal stenosis. Is aspirin/plavix/pentoxifyllin/lipitor ok for blood flow?
May be but: appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require an acquaintance. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You nhey appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require Halekuai cons. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You need to go to one who knows you best your physician. ...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
Woke up with 5-dot petechiae cluster on my hand. CBC was done 20 days ago, platelets 195, Pt/PPt/Inr all NORMAL. Can SERIOUS PROBLEM arise in 20 days?
Hard to know: Any history of bleeding due to platelet or blood clotting problems? This isn't the most typical site for petechiae to spontaneously develop, however, if there is a disease-process at play (autoimmunity against platelets or medication known to affect platelet counts as examples), then it's possible. Your physician is better equipped to comment. Notably, at goal INR, warfarin can cause skin changes ...Read more
Your INR is normal.
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No: The prothrombin time (PT) measures if the levels of Factor 7, a protein involved in clotting, is adequate. In a neonate, all such proteins or factors, are decreased. The PT of 45s is rather high. There should be a pediatric hematologist who should see your newborn. If you are incorrectly referring to the Partial Prothrombin Time (PTT) being 45s, then that should be fine and will correct soon. ...Read more
Inr 6.4 this am and still the dr wants me to continue to take 17.5 of Coumadin (warfarin) is this normal?
Not normal: 6.4 is too high...Talk to your physician again or get a second opinion...Would not recommend taking 17.5mg as scheduled. ...Read more
I have 100000 platelets (150000-450000) and 1, 6 INR (1, 1-1, 4). Everything else is normal. For the last 10 years 120000 platelets. What do you think?
What does it mean if my Chromogranin test level was below the normal range? Does that indicate anything? I know an elevated level is Carcinoid but what about low? CgA= 1.1 APTT=29 INR= 1.0
CgA normal: CgA is a screening test for certain types of cancer (mostly those involving the endocrine (hormone) system. Any value below 76 ng/ml is simply "normal." Your APTT of 29 and INR of 1.0, which are tests of your blood clotting system, are also normal. If you have persistent or debilitating symptoms of any kind, you need to continue to follow up with your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
Yes, they look OK: Why did you have these blood tests in the first place??? ...Read more