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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Factor V Deficiency

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Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Deficiency or factor: V Leiden?. Since you are on coumadin, (warfarin) it is not likely that you are deficient in Factor V but have an abnormal factor V that makes you susceptible to blood clots. The only cure for congenital factor V deficiency or Factor V Leiden would be liver transplant, but this treatment is likely to be worse than the disease. ...Read more

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I got my results back from Factor V deficiency and it says Interpretation 77% what does this mean?

I got my results back from Factor V deficiency and it says Interpretation 77% what does this mean?

Factor V %: This measures how functional your ativated protein C is - APC degrades Factor V. 2 tests are run - one with and 1 without APC and the ratio shows how much activity there is. Important since the Factor V mutation products a variant of Factor V that isn't degraded by APC. Talk with your hematologist. ...Read more

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I found out I have Factor V Deficiency. My mother has Factor V leiden. What is the difference between those?

I found out I have Factor V Deficiency. My mother has Factor V leiden. What is the difference between those?

Huge difference: Factor V deficiency of a clotting factor which can result in a hemophilia like illness with excessive bleeding. On the other hand Factor V Leiden refers to a mutation which increases the risk of clotting and thrombosis. The distinction is very important. Women with Factor V Leiden should not take hormonal contraception. Please clarify your diagnosis with your physician as soon as possible! ...Read more

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I just got diagnosis w/Factor V deficiency. Was on cryselle Birth Control. What else can I take for birth control methods with this disorder?

I just got diagnosis w/Factor V deficiency. Was on cryselle Birth Control. What else can I take for birth control methods with this disorder?

Avoid estrogen.: You may take progestin-only or non-hormonal contraceptives, eg copper IUD. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is progestin only, but in studies, it has increased the risk of blood clot in FVL deficiency. Cryselle contains estrogen, which, when taken by a patient with Factor V Leiden deficiency, can increase the risk of blood clot. I would also come off the Seasonale; this has estrogen in it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

Waste of time: For sure, your HCG diet will upset your coumadin (warfarin) regulation. Worse is it's not going to provide you with long term wt loss. Here's more info:http://www.webmd.com/diet/hcg-and-weight-loss ...Read more

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What is the timeline for the treatment of leiden factor v?

What is the timeline for the treatment of leiden factor v?

Varies: There is actually no treatment for factor v leiden. It is inherited and increases one's risk of a blood clot. Treatment is given either for a blood clot or for the prevention of a blood clot in certain circumstances, for instance during surgery or during pregnancy. Treatment is individual and depends on a number of factors that you would want to discuss with your doctor depending on the situation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for factor viii deficiency?

What is the treatment for factor viii deficiency?

Factor VIII: Concentrate. Factor viii is prepared by recombinant technology, though it may also be extracted from human plasma. Depending on the severity of deficiency, factor viii may be given prophylactically or to treat episodes of bleeding. The drug is given intravenously. ...Read more