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Doctor insights on: Antiphospholipid Disease

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Do infectious diseases trigger antiphospholipid syndrome ?

Do infectious diseases trigger antiphospholipid syndrome ?

In theory: In theory if you have preexisting antiphospholipid antibodies, a major infection such sepsis can trigger these antibodies to cause clotting events. ...Read more

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What is the possible treatment for polycystic ovarian disease. I also have gout and antiphospholipid syndrome?

Metformin.: As you may already know PCOS is often associated with insulin resistance. Many women are treated with metformin which is a diabetes drug. there are good meds for gout. Antiphospholipid syndrome is associated with blood clots which may be very dangerous. I thinkits time to see your physician who has to be very smart. ...Read more

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Also, is there any other interesting information you have on antiphospholipid syndrome prengnacy disorder?

Pregnancy Morbidity: Antiphospholipid syndrome can cause significant problems with pregnancy:one or more late-term (>10 wks' gest) spontaneous abortions;one or more premature births of a physically healthy newborn at or before 34 weeks’ gestation because of severe hypertension (eclampsia); three or more unexplained, successive, spontaneous abortions before 10 weeks’ gestation. ...Read more

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Can anyone get a antiphospholipid test? or do you need a history of blood clots? heard of pregnant women not knowing they had the disorder cause no Hx

Can anyone get a antiphospholipid test? or do you need a history of blood clots? heard of pregnant women not knowing they had the disorder cause no Hx

Tests: That discussion should be held between you and your Doctor. There has to be a reason for an individual to run a hypercoagulable workup on you. A blood clot, family history, other causes for concernnote that with every blood test there can be false positives and this is the reason why we don't run all but ass on everybody. We should only run them on individuals that we have a highsuspicion ...Read more

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What is antiphospholipid syndrome?

Blood clots: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) can exist on its own or in association with another autoimmune condition such as lupus. It is caused by antibodies that increase the risk of blood clots. These antibodies also interfere with routine laboratory tests of blood clotting by binding to phospholipids, hence the name. The symptoms of APS can include blood clots, Raynaud's and pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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What leads to antiphospholipid syndrome?

It can be genetic: One can inherit this syndrome, or it may arise without any apparent history or cause. It is associated with multiple medical problems, including recurrent pregnancy loss. ...Read more

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Can you explain antiphospholipid syndrome?

Can you explain antiphospholipid syndrome?

Short description: It involves arterial or venous clotting or specific pregnancy complications, with laboratory evidence of anti-phospholipid antibodies. Autoantibodies, meaning produced and directed against one's self, are to plasma proteins (many:) altering normal clotting leading to thrombus (clot) and/or pregancy complications like fetal death, recurrent early pregnancy loss, eclampsia, and others. ...Read more