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Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

Positif ANA IF, Anti-B2 glicoprotein igM, anti-CMV igG, Lupus Anticoagulants, history of DVT. Dr suspect Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Possible?

POSSIBLE: Your lab outcomes plus the prior DVT, seem consistent, but other labs may further assist such as changes in PTT. Might get additional opinion to confirm your diagnosis, and exclude other problems, but certainly antiphospholipid antibody syndrome seems high on list. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Beshay
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Antiphospholipid Syndrome (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Does a history of DVT disqualify you from getting a maritime captain's license?

Does a history of DVT disqualify you from getting a maritime captain's license?

Should not be...: Dvt can be caused by many diseases as well as idiopathic (unkown cause). If u had DVT from, say trauma/surgery, and now perfectly fine and not on med, this should not be a problem. If currently taking blood thinner (coumadin (warfarin) etc..), your employer may restrict you. But being an active marine captain does not increase your risk of dvt. I would look into "requirement/exclusion" criteria. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a history of dvt's and a pe. For the past 2 days I have had really bad chest pains that wont go away?

I have a history of dvt's and a pe. For the past 2 days I have had really bad chest pains that wont go away?

Emergency: I surely hope that since you asked this question that you have gone to the doctors or are at the emergency room. These symptoms are in no way to be ignored or just observed. ...Read more

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What are possible causes for transient sharp stabbing groin pain in a female with no history of DVT or this type of pain.?

What are possible causes for transient sharp stabbing groin pain in a female with no history of DVT or this type of pain.?

Pulled Muscle: I agree with dr. Wolf's comprehensive list of possible causes of groin pain. Although less likely, i would also include a pulled groin muscle as a possibility. These tend to occur following rigorous exercise +/- lifting and respond well to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Sudden chest pain off and on all day history of DVT and pe have vena cava filter in me for over a year?

Sudden chest pain off and on all day history of DVT and pe have vena cava filter in me for over a year?

See doctor: Chest pain deserves evaluation. You should have had workup for prior dvt/pte: was it provoked or not, and with recurrent dvt, was thrombophilia checked. Vc filter traps large clots, and small clots can sneak by resulting in pe, subsequent chest pain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more