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What Causes Inr Levels To Drop
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.
My INR level has increased constantly from therapeutic level (2-3) to recently 3.7, despite reduced warfarin dosis. What is the caused? Thank you
My INR level increased, but I haven't changed my diet. It was supposed to remain 2.0-3.0. Today, it was 3.2. My leg began to hurt is this the cause?
No but,,: A low INR is not a direct cause if pain. It stands for International Normalized Ratio and is the ratio of the patients prothrombin time to a normal prothrombin time value raised to the power of the ISI (international Sensitivity Index) or a ratio of tissue factor to a reference tissue factor. However if it's low it can mean that the blood is clotting more and can lead to thrombosis in patients.
Would an INR level of 10 cause headaches, back ache and stomach ache as well as lose of appetite. Generally feeling unwell?
Possibly: INR of 10 is never normal and if it still at that level you need it assessed and corrected. This can cause increased risk of bleeding. Please go to the Emergency Room or call 911
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.
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.
Blood and Clotting: This is normal. What are you worrying about? What is the rest of the story? Why were you tested? Are you on any medication for blood thinning?See 1 more doctor answer
Dangerous: Check immediately with your doctor (I'll bet you already have, haven't you?!)
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