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antiphospholipid syndrome diagnosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Abnormal clotting: Apa syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body mistakingly produces antibodies against certain normal proteins in the body. This leads to a ... Read More
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Dr. Amit Golding
19 years experience Rheumatology
Blood clots: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) can exist on its own or in association with another autoimmune condition such as lupus. It is caused by antibodies tha ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
41 years experience Rheumatology
It is autoimmune: Antiphospholipid syndrome(aps) is an autoimmune condition which can be its own entity or associated with other connective tissue diseases such as lupu ... Read More
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Dr. John Jarrett
44 years experience Fertility Medicine
It can be genetic: One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause. It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Lupus, stress.: Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic/acute severe stress and genetic predisposition all conspire to lead to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
43 years experience Fertility Medicine
Not really: We do not have method or treatment that stops your body from producing the auto-antibodies that cause the aps. You can take medication to counter the ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
Yes: The following published research article reported that 50% of the patients with aps had erectile dysfunction. http://lup.sagepub.com/content/21/3/31 ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Maslovaric
15 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Complex problems: The manifestations of aps range from having no symptoms at all to catastrophic, disastrous clotting affecting multiple organs leading to death within ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
20 years experience Pediatrics
.: Depends on your lab. If it is a send out investigation, it may take a week, if they do it in the same lab it takes a day.

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