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Forum Name: Obstetrics

Question: Elevated ptt and miscarriage


 PMarie - Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:24 pm

I recently miscarried at 10 weeks. It was my third consecutive miscarriage. My doctor ran some blood tests and I was told by her nurse that the Ptt test was elevated. My doctor is out of town and the nurse knows very little else to tell me. Does the elevated ptt mean I hypercoagulate or my blood is too thin? My doctor wants to wait 6 weeks and test again? Am I in any danger until I see her? What if I become pregnant again? [/list]
 Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Mar 01, 2005 6:50 am

User avatar Hi PMarie,
Let me first say I'm sorry to hear about your miscarriage. An elevated PT means your blood is to thin. It would be difficult to say what kind of problems this may cause without an actual numbered result. You may want to prohibit any use of medications with blood thinning qualities (aspirin) at this time as it will make your blood even more thin. If you have any signs or symptoms such as unusual bruising, (unusual bleeding) coughing up bloody sputum, nosebleeds, blood in your urine or stool, etc. be sure to notify your physician promptly.
Sincerely,
Rntdj

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