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Antiphospholipid Antibodies Epidural Placement
I have mild SLE (no organ involvement), only on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). No antiphospholipid antibodies, high BP or f. history of blood clots. Is birth control safe?
Probably safe: Per Uptodate Oral contraceptives containing low levels of estrogen are probably safe in patients with mild well-controlled SLE. Avoid use in pts with with increased risks of clotting. Patients with anti phospholipid antibodies, nephrotic syndrome, hx of thrombophlebitis, CAD, migraines, smokers. uncontrolled HTN. Of course weigh the risks and benefits with your personal Doctor. ...Read more
The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more
Anitphopholipid: It can be a part of a genetic or autoimmune disorder such as lupus. ...Read more
Auto-antibodies:: Our immune system is programmed to reject foreign protein, and to accommodate our own. In autoimmune diseases like lupus, the genetic program goes into disarray, and starts fighting our personal protein. One such protein is phospholipid and antiphospholipid antibodies can result in blood clotting (thrombosis), fetal death, and destruction of platelets causing bleeding (antiphospholipid antibody sy. ...Read more
Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, and are usually treated with Heparin injections and Aspirin during pregnancy. The reason for producing these antibodies is not really known. ...Read more
Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, but also place the patient at higher risk for developing a blood clot, especially with hormone use, later in life. ...Read more
Is there any natural way to treat antiphospholipid antibodies? I am 50 years old, have been on Coumadin (warfarin) since 44 and do not want to keep taking it.
Relative risk: The procedure carries a higher risk for a person with the antibody, than one without it. However, you should discuss it with your surgeon and the added risk could be mitigated by timely anti-coagulant treatment. You may consult this site for info on this topic. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aps/ ...Read more
Adult patients with ITP coexist with elevated antiphospholipid antibodies that have splenectomy,do they need to take heparin or warfarin for life time?
Hx:antiphospholipid antibodies, low platelets & sle. My MRI showed a medial meniscus tear extending to the inf art surface. Any treatment ideas?
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