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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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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