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A low level of INR (International Normalized Ratio) shows a decrease in the time necessary to complete the clotting process. When there is a hemorrhage, the clotting process is activated to stop the bleeding. Therefore, the hemorrhages are stopped quickly.
This could be interpreted as a positive sign. However, it usually means an increase in the probability to develop a clot.
The INR below the normal range does not have any clinical meaning. In many cases, it is a consequence of laboratory errors. For this reason, it is convenient to repeat the blood test to confirm the value.
A low INR value in a blood test increases the probability of suffering thrombosis. Anyway, it does not give too much information for a diagnosis. Your doctor may ask to perform other clotting tests to study if there is a real disorder.
There are some circumstances and drugs than can reduce your INR in a blood test:
The most common diseases why the INR can be lower than normal are:
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The following values are considered to be above the normal range:
IMPORTANT: These levels are expressed in units. They are an example of a healthy man/woman of about 40 years old with no known disease and not taking any medication. The ranges can be different depending on the laboratory or on your personal circumstances.
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