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Doctor insights on: Activated Protein C Resistance In Pregnancy

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Whay does it mean if my protein c functional is high?

Whay does it mean if my protein c functional is high?

Practically none: From a "coagulation" stand point, a low protein c is clinically significant i.e. Increased risk of clots and possibly risk of miscarriage. Protein c deficiency is rare. High protein c does not directly cause medical problems/ not medically significant. ...Read more

Tolerance (Definition)

When one takes a drug, such as heroin or alcohol, repeatedly, 'tolerance' develops because more of the drug is needed to give the same effect on the body/brain; e.g. Liver enzymes r stimulated to metabolize the drug faster and faster. There may be a strong genetic predisposition to addiction, some studies suggesting that 1 of 10 people will become dependent on alcohol or some ...Read more


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Does having an elevated protein c lab indicative of cancer?

Does having an elevated protein c lab indicative of cancer?

No: Minimal elevations mean nothing. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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What are protein c and protein s tests?

What are protein c and protein s tests?

Tests for clotting: People whose blood tends to clot excessively can have deep vein thrombosis (clots in veins in the legs or abdomen) or pulmonary emboli (clots that travel to the lungs). A deficiency of protein c or protein s, among other things, can cause excess clotting. Tests for protein c or s are used to diagnose levels of these proteins in the blood. ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is protein c and protein s I need your info about it?

Dear sir, what is protein c and protein s 
I need your info about it?

Blood coagulation: Protein C and S work together in regulating the clotting of blood. These proteins are important in controlling the amount of blood clot formation inside blood vessels. Deficiency of either can lead to venous blood clot formation. Deficiencies of both are not that common. ...Read more

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Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Yes: Combined protein c and protein s deficiencies can occur in one individual who is unlucky enough to inherit both autosomal dominant traits. This is very rare. Care should be taken as to when to check levels of these two proteins since both of them would be low in patients taking warfarin since both are also vitamin k-dependent in their production in the liver. ...Read more

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Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Wait: For most work up, this can be done during the same presentation. However, for protein c and s it is best to wait 2 weeks after the clot / stroke event... ...Read more

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I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

Need more info: None of these labs being higher than normal value are clinically problematic. You did not say why the labs were done; i assume you must have an abnormal clot. Low at-iii and low protein c can be related to abnormal clotting. ...Read more

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What does it mean when elevated levels of protein c and protein s ?

What does it mean when elevated levels of protein c and protein s ?

See below : These are blood tests that we usually do to screen people who we think have a predisposition to have blood clots. By themselves they don't mean anything as normal people can have elevated levels. If you have a strong family history of blood clots or if u have had a blood clot yourself then this test could have significance. The best thing to do would be to discuss with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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