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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Factor V Leiden Mutation

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How do you treat a pregnancy with the factor v leiden mutation?

How do you treat a pregnancy with the factor v leiden mutation?

Lovenox (enoxaparin): The woman needs to be on long term Heparin treatment. Usually a subcutaneously injected preparation is used. ...Read more

Mutation (Definition)

In genetics, a mutation is a change in the nucleotide sequence of the genome of an organism, virus, or extrachromosomal genetic element. Mutations result from unrepaired damage to dna or to RNA genomes (typically caused by radiation or chemical mutagens), from errors in the process of replication, or from the insertion or deletion of segments of dna ...Read more


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Can I take advil if I have a heterozygote mutation of factor V leiden? Any extra increase risk of clot? Thank you

Can I take advil if I have a heterozygote mutation of factor V leiden? Any extra increase risk of clot? Thank you

No extra risk: Advil will not increase your risk for clots. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is there a link between hemangiomas and factor v leiden mutations?

Is there a link between hemangiomas and factor v leiden mutations?

No: Both are very common and this is probably a coincidence. The factor v gene isn't part of the pathway by which new vessels form, and this speaks against there being any correlation. There are a few other genetic syndromes with distinctive hemangiomas, but factor v has not been linked to any. ...Read more

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I have a factor v leiden blood mutation. What kind of birth control pills (not iuds) can I take?

I have a factor v leiden blood mutation. What kind of birth control pills (not iuds) can I take?

Possibly progestin : Generally, you have a 6 fold increase risk of a clot in the leg or lung. Adding estrogen/ progestin birth control pills increase the risk by between 15 x to 80 x- if you received a factor from one parent or two, respectively. The risk is unacceptably high- more than getting pregnant. The literature seems to indicate that a progestin only pill or an iud without hormone is safer. ...Read more

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My father has factor v leiden, does that mean i also have it?

Is he homozygous?: If your father is homozygous for factor v leiden, then you are at least a carrier or heterozygous. Even heterozygous people have about five fold greater risk of thrombosis. If he is heterozygous then you have a 50% chance of being heterozygous. ...Read more

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If my father has factor v leiden, does that mean i also have it?

If my father has factor v leiden, does that mean i also have it?

Depends: If your father is homozygous for the mutation, you are heterozygous for factor v leiden. If your father is heterozygous for the mutation you have a 50% chance of being heterozygous. This is assuming that your mother does not have the mutation. Even heterozygotes/carriers have about 5 fold greater risk of thrombosis. T. ...Read more

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I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?

I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?

Not likely: What you describe is more concerning for some compromise of the nerve(s) of the spine. Alternatively, it could just be increased muscle tone/spasm related to prolonged sitting. Factor V leiden predisposes people to blood clots and blood clots, if going to cause pain, usually cause pain whether seated or standing. ...Read more

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I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods could people with this condition use?

I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods could people with this condition use?

Not oral: Contraceptive pill. You may use any of the barrier methods and iud. If you are done with childbearing, tubal ligation would be an option. It would be prudent to discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you use skyla if you have factor v leiden and mthfr heterozygote?

Can you use skyla if you have factor v leiden and mthfr heterozygote?

A good choice: The Skyla IUD is a good choice for patients with inherited thrombophilias such as Factor V and MTFHR. It is a safe choice as it does not contain Estrogen. ...Read more

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My mum has lupus i have been tested and tould i have factor v Leiden can someone please explain what it is and how it will affect me in my life?

My mum has lupus i have been tested and tould i have factor v Leiden can someone please explain what it is and how it will affect me in my life?

Depends: The risk of blood clot development depends on weather you have one or two copies of the gene for Factor V deficiency, A person with 2 copies of the gene have increase in risk of DVT, pregnancy loss and pregnancy complications. Your physician can give you more information based on your test results. ...Read more

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My sis tested (+) factor V Leiden and her Dr suggested I get tested. I was fixing to start Clomid (clomiphene) 4 secondary hypergonadism. R SERMS contraindicated?

My sis tested (+) factor V Leiden and her Dr suggested I get  tested. I was fixing to start Clomid (clomiphene) 4 secondary hypergonadism. R SERMS contraindicated?

FH Leiden factor: Estrogens increase the risk of clotting. Clomid (clomiphene) is a non steroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator.It is not an estrogen. It has not been associated with significant increase in clotting to date, so should be OK. With FH of Leiden positive (I assume means deficient in Leiden V) which increases the risk of clots, get tested and let your doctor know of the results prior to starting. ...Read more

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How to treat factor v leiden and a torn gastrocnemius muscle in the calf?

How to treat factor v leiden and a torn gastrocnemius muscle in the calf?

Conservative: Most gastrocnemius muscle strains are treated non operatively with protected weightbearing and temporary immobilization. The factor deficiency doesn't change the plan but increases the risk of bleeding or hematoma. If it swells a lot you may need factor treatments to control bleedeing. ...Read more

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What is the disease factor v leiden?

What is the disease factor v leiden?

Blood clots: People with leiden variant of clotting factor v have tendency to form clots in blood vessels and develop thromboses in veins that cause pulmonary emboli. Women on birth control pills are more susceptible to clot formation if they have factor v leiden. ...Read more

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I have factor V Leiden can I take Nabumetone twice a day?

I have factor V Leiden can I take Nabumetone twice a day?

Talking to your fict: I'm so sorry but I really think this is a question you should ask your own doctor. He/she knows you best. ...Read more

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What to do if I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods people with this condition use?

What to do if I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods people with this condition use?

Do not use the pill: There are other contraceptive methods like IUD, diaphragm, condoms, and if you are done with childbearing, ligation of fallopian tubes. Also please abstain from using tobacco in any form. ...Read more