Prothrombin time

What is Prothrombin time?

The prothrombin time (PT) and its derived measures of prothrombin ratio (PR) and international normalized ratio (INR) are measures of the extrinsic pathway of coagulation. This test is also called "ProTime INR" and "PT/INR". They are used to determine the clotting tendency of blood.

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My wife has had nose bleeds about every other day. She's on 3 mg of Coumadin.

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Brief Answer:
check prothrombin time.

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, her prothrombin ( blood clotting time ) must be high. Check prothrombin time and...

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I have been diagnosed with liver disease do to medications. I have been having unexplained brusing mostly on back of legs and calves, but now have...

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Brief Answer:
I would recommend the following.

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Dear Sir,
I did review your condition. Bruising due to liver problems can indicate...

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Hi sir my father has 6 months earlier got clot in mind during angiography procedure due to thrombus in chest which was not noticed by doctor and...

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Yes it's safe to take Acitrom...

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Hi Manoj!
I am not able to see your attachment.

Yes it's safe to take Acitrom 1 mg...

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