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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shoulder pain: Shoulder Pain can be from several reasons other than anti phospholipid antibody syndrome. In already established anti phospholipid antibody syndrome and positive ANA patients, there may be some increased muscle and joint pain as part of the constitutional symptoms. But this is not the common cause for shoulder pain. ...Read more
Low ferritin (started at 6ng) & ferrous sulfate 310mg 3x day helped a little (56ng after 2months) but dropped to 25ng - I have anti phospholipid antibody (apas) can apas attack ferritin absorption?
Is there a Family Hx: It sounds like you might have a familial form of anemia. E.G. Pernicious anemia. I think you might benefit from a visit to a hematologist, it does not sound as though your iron level is low secondary to diet. It could be low secondary to excessive loss (do you have heavy periods), or decreased production (which iron supplements should have addressed). Is there a family history of anemia? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti phospholipid IgG was mildly elevated and eSR was 71. Lupus anticoagulant was negative. cRp was high normal. Had bad sinus infections.worry?
Not related to sinus: Sinus infections are more related to obstruction of drainage (allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, polyps etc) and not from an autoimmune process. Immune defect may be considered as well. The antiphospholipid is likely not relevant in the absence of diseases associated with this lab result. Have you seen an ENT or allergy doctor re. the sinus issue? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1st pregnancy last yr, blood clot pass every 10 or 15days, finally 13th week miscarried. Lung TB treated 10 yrs ago. Need to check anti phospholipid?
Possibly: Most first trimester miscarriages are due to fetal malformations or chromosome abnormalities. Classic APAS related are often second trimester or associated with other problems like infertility. But if no explanation otherwise for fetal loss, thrombophilia tests like for antiphospholipid antibody are reasonable. ...Read more
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Polarity: Hi. Phospholipids (PLs) are polar, amphipathic molecules: part of the molecule loves a water environment and the other part loves an oily (non-water) environment. PLs are the main lipid component of cell membranes and the coats of lipoproteins. Triglycerides (fats, like butter, oils, lard) are hydrophobic and not soluble in water. PLs help create a hydrophobic environment for non-water soluble lip ...Read more
Phospholipids: Are oriented in such a way in the cell membrane. This orientation is not maintained well as cells age. These cells can be attacked. Also, certain illnesses can stimulate the immune system in such a way that anti phospholipid antibodies can be produced. This may increase the likelihood of developing a clot when a serious illnessis experienced. ...Read more