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Can coumadin cause rbc, hgb and hct low blood cell counts?

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can coumadin cause rbc, hgb and hct low blood cell counts?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 years ago.


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Coumadin does not alter any of the red blood cell indices. It affects cofactors produced in the liver that lead to blood clots. The only way it could have any effect on red blood cells was if there were internal hemorrhaging that caused large loss of blood. Your doctor would be able to tell if that was a problem though.

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