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What does an abnormal prothrombin time test mean for you?

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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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