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What does low inr blood test mean?

This test measures how long it takes the blood to clot. If you have a low INR, it means that it does not take long for your blood to clot. INR values that are too low indicate that a person may have an increased risk of developing a blood clot or stroke.

What do I expect if I have low INR? With a very high INR above about 3.5 to 4, you may suffer with bloody nose, blood in your stools, bruising. With a LOW INR, below about 1.5 to 2.0 if you’re taking blood thinners, you may be more prone to throwing clots which could result in stroke, pumonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks.

What causes an INR level to be low? Common causes of a low INR, or of a blood clot in general, include: Taking too low of a dose of an anticoagulant medication. Missing a dose of anticoagulant medication or cutting back on the dose without doctor approval.

What does low or high INR reading mean? A low INR result means your blood is ‘not thin enough’ or coagulates too easily and puts you at risk of developing a blood clot. A high INR result means your blood coagulates too slowly and you risk bleeding. An INR lower than the desired range means the blood is “not thin enough” or clots too easily.

What causes an elevated INR? A high INR level can happen when you take warfarin (Coumadin). Warfarin helps prevent blood clots. To do this, it slows the amount of time it takes for your blood to clot. This raises your INR level.

What do I expect if I have low INR?

What do I expect if I have low INR? With a very high INR above about 3.5 to 4, you may suffer with bloody nose, blood in your stools, bruising. With a LOW INR, below about 1.5 to 2.0 if you’re taking blood thinners, you may be more prone to throwing clots which could result in stroke, pumonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, heart attacks.

What causes an INR level to be low? Common causes of a low INR, or of a blood clot in general, include: Taking too low of a dose of an anticoagulant medication. Missing a dose of anticoagulant medication or cutting back on the dose without doctor approval.

What are the symptoms of low INR? If any of the following symptoms occur, it could be because your INR is too low: Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT): a blood clot deep within a vein, usually in the legs. Symptoms may include swelling, redness, tenderness and/or warmth in one leg or one area of one leg and generalized leg pain.

What is the treatment for low INR? You may need one of the following treatments: Vitamin K may be given to decrease your INR and bleeding. Blood components may be given during a transfusion to help stop your bleeding. Blood components are the parts of blood that help it to clot. Examples are clotting factors, platelets, and plasma.