Prothrombin Time

Prothrombin time is a blood test that measures the time taken for the formation of a blood clot. It is used for checking bleeding problems. It is measured in seconds, and the normal prothrombin time is 11 to 13 seconds.

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My father has been suffering from bleeding bladder and enlarged prostate. Can it be due to taking medications like Aspirin and Plavix?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing on behalf of my sick father. Last year, he suffered a brain stroke on the right side of the brain, which caused paralysis on his left side of the body. A week after that, he was diagnosed with heart blockage, which needed a bypass procedure. After treatment, he started rec...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. If you ask me with the formed conclusion that the bladder bleeding is resulting from the use of blood thinners, I would say yes there is need to stop Aspirin. This is a straight forward answer, as the risk of bleeding is...  Read Full »

Are the red dots under my skin that come and go petechiae?

Query: Hi doctor,I have noticed red dots under my skin for the past few weeks. They come and go in different parts of my body. Yesterday I noticed a couple after wearing tight shoes. I am concerned about petechiae. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Petechiae are 1 to 3 mm in size and usually occur in ten or hundred in numbers. One to two spots are formed due to local compression on capillaries. For the evaluation of a hemorrhagic tendency, I suggest you get PT (prothrombin time), aPTT (act...  Read Full »

What can be done for the bruises on my daughter's leg that appear without injury?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is regarding my 8 year old daughter. She has been constantly getting bruises on her legs. We think this bruise occurs automatically and may not be due to injury. We have been noticing these bruises for the past 6 to 7 years. It fades away automatically after few days. We c...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerendra Channabasappa Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your description of the symptoms of your child seems to be significant, as the bruises are spontaneous. I would be interested to know the following points. Was there any swelling at the ...  Read Full »

I am getting a blood clot continuously in my left leg. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female, who is 5.9 feet tall and weighs 190 lbs. Several months ago, I was diagnosed with factor II clotting disorder after getting a superficial blood clot in my left leg while on NuvaRing. I stopped the NuvaRing immediately at my doctor's request due to the estrogen. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have recurrent leg vein thrombosis. The cause is genetic, that is, prothrombin gene mutation. So, the prothrombin thrombosis is the main problem. I suggest you try taking Rivaroxaban or other anticoagulant drugs as a prophylactic drug if recurrent thrombosis is th...  Read Full »

What causes frequent nosebleeds?

Query: Hello doctor, My nose is bleeding often. It happened six to eight times in the past 10 months. The blood is red in color. I do not feel any pain, and the bleeding is not too much. Most of the times I do not realize that my nose is bleeding.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bleeding of the nose is quite common in some people. Some of the most common causes are dryness inside the nose, pollution, picking of the nose, sinusitis, deviated nasal septum, rhinitis, and bleeding disorders. Considering the myriad of causes involved, I suggest yo...  Read Full »

What is causing bleeding under my skin every day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been bleeding under the skin in just my fingers and palm. I have attached the photo for reference. It is worse in one hand than the other, but sometimes the other hand will get worse. It has been present on and off for many years. Initially, the doctors thought that it was due to A...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern and seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems that you have developed ecchymosis (subcutaneous bleeding). Please check your bleeding time, clotting time and prothrombin time for any abnormalities. Get review w...  Read Full »

What causes delayed wound healing?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a traveler. Recently, I noticed that any of my cuts were taking a very long time to heal and are never fully recovering. They are leaving a small scar or discoloration. Initially, I thought that the cut did not heal as I was in the water every day for a few hours. Insect bites are t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cut seems to be healed now as most of it show scarring. Other than that, the marks appear from scratching the skin might be due to irritation. Also, the bite is clearly visible and does not look serious. Certain mosquitoes are more notorious for causing itching over ...  Read Full »

For a hemophiliac patient, it is necessary to receive coagulants for colonoscopy?

Query: Hi doctor, My son was exposed to warfare chemical in the navy. During his tonsil surgery, he was found to have bleeding disorder. He is suffering from hemophilia and is undergoing a colonoscopy tomorrow. Should he receive coagulant for this procedure?  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: During any procedure bleeding time and clotting time that is prothrombin (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (APPT) are always evaluated and then only the procedure is done. If he has no clotting issues at present ...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for uterine fibroids.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is suffering from painful uterine fibroids. She has also been diagnosed with hepatitis B. Please advice us regarding the operation for this uterine fibroids.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. The presence of multiple uterine fibroids causing pain or symptom warrants surgery to remove them. Presence of hepatitis B will not hinder from surgery. However, following investigations should be performed before surgery: Liver functio...  Read Full »

Kindly explain my blood results taken for red and purple dots in the body.

Query: Hello doctor, Can you, please, explain results? I also have clusters of red and purple dots all over my body and get winded easy. Results: Lupus Anticoagulant Comp. Dilute Prothrombin Time(dPT) 56.2 High sec 0.0 − 55.0 01, dPT Confirm Ratio 1.16 Ratio 0.00 − 1.20 01, thrombin time 18.1 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having multiple petichae (red and purple - healing) spots all over the body (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are also getting winded possibly due to reduced hemoglobin. You were being evaluated for a possible lupus anticoagulant. Specific te...  Read Full »

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