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High fibrinogen in pregnancy

Hello all,

Hoping someone can shed some light as consultant didn't mention anything and gp doesn't have a clue.

I'm currently 38 weeks 4 days pregnant. Due for induction 23/7. My last clotting screen was done on the 27/6 the only thing that came back out of range was:

Fibrinogen 5.4 (normal range 2.8-4.7)

Is this anything to be concerned about? No one seems to be able to tell me either way.

Thanks in advance.

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labtestsonline.org.uk/under...

If you have a read under what does the test mean section - it says these can be elevated in pregnancy as a normal variant. I think you/your doctor obviously needs to take the whole picture into context and see why these were checked in the first place, as they are not routinely checked.

Hope that helps

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Thanks for your reply, I was sure my dr would know the answer but rather shocked he didn't. I have a clotting issue which is why it concerned me. This puts my mind at rest somewhat, but just want to have my baby now - so sick of being pregnant!

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