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Dr. Victor Beshay
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Overview)

Components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries.


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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

Dr. Victor Beshay
331 Doctors shared insights

Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Overview)

Components in one's blood that can increase the risk of blood clots especially in the smallest blood vessels called capillaries.


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What are the main symptoms of antiphospholipid syndrome that people have?

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

Can you take viagra (sildenafil) 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 (sildenafil) 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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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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When is the antiphospholipid syndrome treated with chemotherapy?

When is the antiphospholipid syndrome treated with chemotherapy?

Failure of other Tx: Apls (antiphospholipid antibody syndrome) if necessary can be treated first with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes just being on a blood thinner is enough to avoid blood clots that it can cause or miscarriages. Other treatments like Rituxan (rituximab) (antibody) have been used especially if low platelet counts are seen. If these initial tx fail, doctors may resort to chemo drugs like cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome?

Is there treatment for antiphospholipid syndrome?

Anticoagulation.: If you get bad blood clots from antiphospholipid syndrome, treatment with Coumadin (warfarin) or another anticoagulant might be recommended. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) be cured?

APL syndrome: Can be controlled and any complications from apl be treated. Spontaneous remission s possible over time. Needs careful vigilance and follow up by rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome?

What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome?

Lupus, stress.: Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic/acute severe stress and genetic predisposition all conspire to lead to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This is a very rare but devastating disorder that can have horrible perinatal outcomes with each pregnancy. Considered an autoimmune disorder, apls may have its etiological underpinnings in maternal-fetal cell trafficking, as most autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Antiphospholipid syndrome. If treated with blood thinners what is the pregnancy risk?

Antiphospholipid syndrome. If treated with blood thinners what is the pregnancy risk?

Heparin: Risk for miscarriages have been related and will be significant in patient with anti phospholipids syndrome. Heparin will be needed during prenancy to reduce risk for miscarriages. It is safe to use Heparin during pregnancy. You will need to be seen by your ob/perinatologist and will likely be referred to a hematologist for your high risk pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of antiphospholipid syndrome on pregnancy?

Increased risk: Anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome can cause growth restriction, early onset high blood pressure of pregnancy (pre-eclampsia) and blood clots. Your doctor will likely prescribe blood thinners during your pregnancy and follow the babies growth with serial ultrasounds. ...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

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What can trigger antiphospholipid syndrome?

Lupus, stress.: Systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic/acute severe stress and genetic predisposition all conspire to lead to antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This is a very rare but devastating disorder that can have horrible perinatal outcomes with each pregnancy. Considered an autoimmune disorder, apls may have its etiological underpinnings in maternal-fetal cell trafficking, as most autoimmune conditions. ...Read more

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Can antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) be cured?

APL syndrome: Can be controlled and any complications from apl be treated. Spontaneous remission s possible over time. Needs careful vigilance and follow up by rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can aps (antiphospholipid syndrome) cause ed?

Yes: The following published research article reported that 50% of the patients with aps had erectile dysfunction. http://lup. Sagepub. Com/content/21/3/319.abstract. ...Read more

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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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What can I expect from "antiphospholipid syndrome"?

Complex problems: The manifestations of aps range from having no symptoms at all to catastrophic, disastrous clotting affecting multiple organs leading to death within days. Many will present with blood clots, some with skin changes, others with low platelets or women will have repeated spontaneous miscarriages. Another autoimmune disorder may also be diagnosed such as lupus erythematosus. See:http://www. Apsfa. Org/. ...Read more