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What does it mean when a prothrombin test comes back abnormal?

What does it mean when a prothrombin test comes back abnormal?

Possibly: It means that there are some issues with blood clotting. More tests would need to be done to pinpoint the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Shimae Fitzgibbons
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Prothrombin Time (Definition)

Prothrombin time provides information regarding the extrinsic pathway involved in clot formation. It's commonly used ...Read more


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What does it mean if my prothrombin time blood test is high?

What does it mean if my prothrombin time blood test is high?

Blood clotting : Defective. Prolonged prothrombin time can be due to deficiency of a number of coagulation factors. A common cause it treatment with warfarin/coumdain. Liver disease is an other common reason for prolonged pt. Depending on the prolongation, the person may be at risk of bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my prothrombin time blood test is high, compared to normal or low?

What does it mean when my prothrombin time blood test is high, compared to normal or low?

Can mean Vit K low.: If prothrombin time blood test is high, without other high levels, it can mean a vitamin k deficiency or warfarin use. Vitamin k helps in the function and viability of factors ii, vii, ix, and x and these affect prothrombin time. If there are other levels altered, it could be a factor v, or x deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic), or liver failure. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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What does an abnormal prothrombin time test mean for you?

What does an abnormal prothrombin time test mean for you?

Abnormal clotting : An abnormal prothrombin time means that there is something wrong with your blood's ability to form clots and prevent bleeding. There are many conditions that result in such an abnormality, and you need to have your doctor figure out what the problem is based on other test findings and your symptoms. Sometimes you'll need a hematologist to consult if there is a chance of a serious bleeding problem. ...Read more

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Is high prothrombin rate because of any heriditary ?because i and my wife dont have nor any of family member?

Is high prothrombin rate because of any heriditary ?because i and my  wife dont have nor any of family member?

Unclear question: 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. Having said that, it would have helped if you had provided the actual result. Prothrombin rate is not a commonly know test, unless you meant to say, prothrombin time. You may consult this site for information: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003652.htm ...Read more

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High prothrombin time levels affect bleeding?

High prothrombin time levels affect bleeding?

Yes.: Prothrombin times about three times higher than normal for the particular lab may be a risk for abnormal bleeding. ...Read more

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If a partial thrombin time is high will the prothrombin also be high?

If a partial thrombin time is high will the prothrombin also be high?

Not always: U mean: PTT vs. Pt? The partial thromboplastin time (PTT) measures the intrinsic pathway of the coagulation cascade; the protime (pt), the extrinsic. The pt is commonly affected by vitamin k antagonists (think: coumadin); the ptt, by heparin. Clotting factor deficiencies may also prolong both pt and ptt, but formal hematologist testing is required. ...Read more

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I want to know what food should I eat so that my result of my prothrombin test get in normal range?

I want to know what food should I eat so that my result of my prothrombin test get in normal range?

Why is it abnormal?: What is your pt? If prolonged, how much, and why? Pt may be prolonged due to vitamin k deficiency, which is rare, and you can make up for that by eating green leafy vegetables or taking a supplement. However, prolonged pt is may be due to liver disease or some medication you may be taking. Discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more