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Protime With Inr
Anticoagulant: Coumadin (warfarin) is an anticoagulant that works to block production of some of the building blocks used in blod clotting. It needs to be monitored regularly due to the fact that the levels can very in the body, affected by foods you eat, interactions with other medications, and your own metabolism. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Factor VII , vit K: If pt. Is not on warfarin ( coumadi)...Lack of vitamin k, factor vii deficiency. If pt. Is on warfarin ...Steroids may increase it, also most antibiotics and a long list of meds that compete against the transporting protein. Check with hematologists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My prothrombin time is INR 1.3 with normal aptt and platelet counts. Do I have liver failure? Normal ast, alt, alp and bilirubin. Burns right stomach
Probably not: The slight elevation in the inr with normal labs for the rest of your liver functions suggests you don't have liver disease. The burning could be coming from an ulcer, or gastritis, or esophagitis. The body doesn't do a good job of localizing pain coming from the internal organs, so where you feel the pain may not be where it is.. Follow up with your doctor to check out different causes. ...Read more
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Pt in her 70s with past DVT, now off of Coumadin, (warfarin) but with slightly high protein C level. Do I need to anti-coag, further testing?
No-Sigle DVT/Active: If DVT was Post Op or other trigred events like driving/Flying/long distance, Can stop the Coumadin (warfarin) after treating for 3 to 6 months. ( no HRT?) If there are co morbid conditions like Physical disability and recurrent DVT, or Smoker: Yes Needs long term Rx. If No risk factors and can take ASA, it is an option. Now Xeralto can be an option instead of Coumadin (warfarin). Monitor Protein C and S level. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Probably not safe: Nattokinase has fibrinolytic activity which is a different mechanism than warfarin which is a vitamin k antagonist interfering with synthesis of prothombin and factor vii. The combination is likely synergistic. The product label clearly states they should not be used together and i don't doubt that the combination would increase the risk of pathological bleeding including intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more