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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Overview)

Antiphospholipid antibodies are components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries. These individuals are prone to deep venous thrombosis in the leg and potentially pulmonary embolus in the lungs.


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What is the definition or description of: antiphospholipid syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: antiphospholipid syndrome?

Antiphospholipid antibodies: Antiphospholipid antibodies are components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries. These individuals are prone to deep venous thrombosis in the leg and potentially pulmonary embolus in the lungs. ...Read more

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Overview)

Antiphospholipid antibodies are components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries. These individuals are prone to deep venous thrombosis in the leg and potentially pulmonary embolus in the lungs.


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How does antiphospholipid antibody syndrome cause miscarriage?

How does antiphospholipid antibody syndrome cause miscarriage?

Autoimmune: Apl syndrome is an autoimmune disease in the same general catagory as lupus. It causes abnormal blood clotting , and attacks the body to disrupt normal funtion. Not only does it affect early pregnancy but women's spllens have been removed during a pregnancy to try to keep from pg loss. You need expert maternal-fetal doctor care before and during the pg! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scarantino
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What are the main symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome that people have?

There are a few...: The criteria for the diagnosis of aps is based upon both clinical findings(what happens to you) and laboratory findings(results of blood tests). Some of the clinical findngs are a history of blood clots; fetal death over 10 weeks; delivery under 34 weeks due to preeclampsia; 3 or more recurrent miscarriages. Since aps can adversely affect a pregnancy, you need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

What sort of problem is antiphospholipid syndrome?

Autoimmune: Autoimmune means your body produces antibodies - cells that attack your own body. In antiphosopholipid syndrome the antibody which is made provokes blood clots (thrombosis) in both arteries and veins as well as pregnancy-related complications such as miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm delivery, or severe preeclampsia. ...Read more

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Question about antiphospholipid syndrome? Is it diagnosed by lab tests or symptoms?

Question about antiphospholipid syndrome? Is it diagnosed by lab tests or symptoms?

Both.: Symptoms would lead a doctor to verify the diagnosis with a lab test. The symptoms would be bad blood clots, like a DVT or pe. ...Read more

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
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Can you take viagra with coumadin/warfarin if you have antiphospholipid syndrome (aps)?

Can you take viagra with coumadin/warfarin if you have antiphospholipid syndrome (aps)?

No interaction: There is no significant interaction between these two medication and so their use should be fine together...Also, viagra does not last too long and so interaction, if occurring at all, should be brief. As always, use caution whenever u must/need to use multiple meds... Have fun and good luck. ...Read more

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Could poor memory be caused by antiphospholipid syndrome ?

Could poor memory be caused by antiphospholipid syndrome ?

No: 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. It is estimated that 1-5% of the american population has apa syndrome. The most worrisome effects are miscarriage and blood clot disorders. ...Read more

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Dr. Timothy Wu
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Is xarelto safe to treat antiphospholipid anitbody syndrome in place of warfarin?

Is xarelto safe to treat antiphospholipid anitbody syndrome in place of warfarin?

Unknown: Xarelto is approved by the us food & drug administration for the treatment of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. It is approved in europe for these indications as well as in the prevention of stroke or systemic issues for patients with atrial fibrillation. As far as i can tell there is no approval for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. I would consult with a hematologist to be sure. ...Read more

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