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Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Carol Kempenaar, Community Member, asks

Q: When a person's blood is thick what will be an average INR reading? Does an INR reading of 1.8 mean that the blood is too thick/or does it mean the blood is too thin? Please answer. Carol K

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Karen McPartland, RD, Health Guide
11/30/10 9:18pm

Hi Carol,


You should discuss your question with your physician, but generally, a longer-than-normal INR can mean a lack of or low level of one or more blood clotting factors, a lack of vitamin K, liver disease, etc.  In addition, a longer-than-normal INR can be caused by treatment with blood-thinning medicines, such as Coumadin.


Best Regards,

Karen McPartland, RD, CSSD

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By Carol Kempenaar, Community Member— Last Modified: 01/21/14, First Published: 11/30/10