What are the side effects of thin blood?

So, in addition totaking steps to prevent bleeding, it's also important to recognize the warning signs of this potentially serious side effect:

  • Excessive menstrual bleeding.
  • Coughing up anything red in color.
  • Severe headache or stomachache.
  • Dizziness or weakness.
  • Blood in the urine or bowel movements.

In this way, when your blood is too thin?

Your INR should stay between 2.0 and 3.0, with 2.5 being ideal. If it's less than 2.0, your blood is too thick and you have the risk of blood clots and stroke. If it's above 3.0, your blood is too thin and you have the risk of bleeding to death.

Why is my blood too thin?

Iron-deficiency anemia: Iron is necessary for the body to make red blood cells. Low iron intake and loss of blood due to menstruation are the most common causes of iron-deficiency anemia. It may also be caused by blood loss from the GI tract because of ulcers or cancer.

What does it mean if your blood is very thin?

Red blood cells help deliver oxygen throughout the body. Platelets, which are small colorless cells, help your blood clot. If you have low platelet levels in your blood, it's known as thrombocytopenia, or “thin blood.”