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Very High Levels Of Inr
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
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
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
D-dimer level. 76 High. INR test 1.1 High. Total Protein 8.6 HIGH. Diffuse fatty infiltration liver. What could this mean?
Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. It would require more information to settle the issue. However, if you are even slightly overweight, reduce you weight through diet and exercise, not easy, but essential. ...Read more
Is excessive sleep in an 80 years old a warning sign for a stroke? Given that we have high INR level? And trying to maintain it using coumadin (warfarin).
No.: Stroke does not have warning signs except for transient neurologic symptoms which are only recognized as transient in retrospect. Sleeping is not a warning sign nor is it associated with elevated inr. You should have had a frank discussion with your provider about the risks and benefits of Coumadin (warfarin) therapy using the chadsvasc and possibly hasbled scoring systems. ...Read more
Ben having high INR levels 6.2 and chest pain with shortness of breath. Went to ER and they sent me home. Still having CP and short of breath?
No PE @ 6.2: I would b more worried about a bleed of some sort in the thorax, mediastinum or ever cardiac. Call ur pulmonologist and let him know. ...Read more
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
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If you are being teated with warfarin for some condition and INR is high, the dose of warfarin needs to be reduced and INR repeated
I suggest you discuss with your doctor what dose of warfarin you should be on according to your INR ...Read more
Warfarin?: The inr is used to track anti coagulation in patients using warfarin. It is used because coagulation needs to be tracked to avoid too much or too little. In that sense most of the time there are no signs until there is a serious problem (bleeding for example). The best thing to do is to check the inr frequently and to keep a stable diet avoiding foods that interact with warfarin. ...Read more
I have a question if someone has a pt that is high and an INR that is low what does this signify?
Something wrong: It is whether the info you get is wrong or the test is wrong? ...Read more
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
With or: Without Coumadin (warfarin)? Either way this is a dangerous level & needs treatment. ...Read more
Dangerous: Check immediately with your doctor (I'll bet you already have, haven't you?!) ...Read more
My target INR is between 2 and three. Today it was shockingly 6.3. I know that's too high, but is it still safe to play wheelchair basketball? Thanks!
Would not recommend: There is a significantly increased risk of bleeding even with minimal trauma. ...Read more
This is in the: Range of 2-3 which is most common therapeutic target range. What are you being treated for? ...Read more
SHOULDN'T: A high INR (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP), generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain. .. ...Read more
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