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what are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes and no!: First, all acla are of not the same significance, since the igm anticardiolipin ab is more likely to cause blood vessel blockage than the igg, which is worse than the iga! second, if a mini-stroke has occured, there may be complete resolution. If a major stroke has occurred then resolution will be incomlete at best. Individuals with antiphospholipid syndrome should be anticoagulated.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is anti-phospholipid syndrome (aps)?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Abnormal antibodies: It is the presence of one or more abnormal antibodies against your own body. It can result in thrombsis (blood clots in a blood vessel) and recurrent loss of pregnancies. It has been successfully treated resulting in full term pregnancies, but needs early diagnosis and intervention. Most would recommend you not use oral contraceptives because of risk of a blood clot.
A 27-year-old member asked:

My mother has developed antiphospholipid syndrome. What is it exactly?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Autoimmune problem: With apa-s, the immune system produces antibodies against normal proteins in the body. Most importantly, blood clots can form in the legs and lungs, and there is a higher risk of strokes. As a gynecologist, I have concerns regarding a higher risk of miscarriages and stillbirths. Treatment centers on preventing a clot or treating one if it already exists.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Are natural remedies for antiphospholipid syndrome safe?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Safe but don't work: Safe but not effective can be dangerous. Antiphospholipid syndrome is rare but can cause serious problems including blood clots in the legs or lungs which may be fatal, or pregnancy complications, such as multiple early miscarriages, late miscarriage, or severe pre-eclampsia. See a hematologist if you're not trying to conceive, reproductive endocrinologist (rei) if trying, high risk OB if pregnant.
Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
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Hmmm ... thinking about my previous answer heparin and even enoxaparin shots are actually a 'natural' remedy - still purified from animal tissue as far as I know - but I was assuming you meant herbal medicines, diet, Chinese medicine etc. rather than drugs. But heparin is natural. Even aspirin is just an esterified version of natural salicylic acid from willow bark, but is made synthetically now.
May 27, 2012
Dr. Ted King
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An interesting thought. I was assuming herbal medicines as well.
May 27, 2012
A 44-year-old member asked:

Would someone with antiphospholipid syndrome have an increase of factor 8?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Usually NOT: The mechanism of increased clotting in antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is complex involving many levels of the clotting cascade. Although a paradoxical prolongation of the prothrombin or thromboplastin time is seen in the lab test (blood looks thinner), what happens inside the body could be the opposite - an increased risk of clotting that has nothing to do with levels of factor 8.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Also, is there any other interesting information you have on antiphospholipid syndrome prengnacy disorder?

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Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
Pregnancy Morbidity: Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause significant problems with pregnancy:one or more late-term (>10 wks' gest) spontaneous abortions;one or more premature births of a physically healthy newborn at or before 34 weeks’ gestation because of severe hypertension (eclampsia); three or more unexplained, successive, spontaneous abortions before 10 weeks’ gestation.

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