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Is leiden factor v genetic?

Is leiden factor v genetic?

Yes: Factor v leiden is a genetic condition. If you have one copy of a fvl mutation, you are heterozygous with an increased risk of blood clotting. If you have 2 copies you are homozygous with an even higher risk of clotting. The inheritence pattern is simple mendelian genetics. You get one copy of the gene from your mother and one from your father. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leiden factor v?

What are the symptoms of leiden factor v?

Clotting: Factor v leiden is a genetic mutation in one of the blood's clotting proteins. People with this mutation are at higher risk of forming blood clots. ...Read more

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How severe is factor v leiden (homozygous)?

How severe is factor v leiden (homozygous)?

Risk for blood clots: People homozygous for factor v leiden are about 50 times more at risk of developing blood clots in their veins and complications related to that. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/factor-v-leiden/basics/definition/con-20032637. ...Read more

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What is factor v leiden syndrome?

What is factor v leiden syndrome?

Thrombosis: People who inherit the leiden variant of coagulation factor v are at incresed risk of venous thrombosis. Those who are heterozygotes their risk is 5-10 fold higher, homozygotes are about 50 fold greater risk. Women on birth contol pills are partiuclarly susceptible to thrombosis if they have leiden factor v. If the affected individual develops thromobsis, life long anti-coagulation may be needed. ...Read more

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What does a low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

What does a  low von willebrand factor (vwf) ag: 33 %, low vwf activity: 29 % and factor viii activity: 52 % result mean?

VWD: First of all, these test need to be repeated at least one more time, prederably while you are off all medications. If persistently low, this may mean that you have von willibrand disease (VWD) which is a bleeding disorder. These are several types of VWD and more testing is needed to determine the type. You need to see a hematologist for this. Avoid any surgery and trauma. ...Read more

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What is leiden factor v?

What is leiden factor v?

Clotting abnormality: Factor v leiden is a genetic mutation in one of the blood's clotting proteins. People with this mutation are at higher risk of forming blood clots. ...Read more

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Is there a link between hemangiomas and factor v leiden mutations?

Is there a link between hemangiomas and factor v leiden mutations?

No: Both are very common and this is probably a coincidence. The factor v gene isn't part of the pathway by which new vessels form, and this speaks against there being any correlation. There are a few other genetic syndromes with distinctive hemangiomas, but factor v has not been linked to any. ...Read more

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Does elevated heart rate play a role in fat loss?

Does elevated heart rate play a role in fat loss?

No: Fat loss is a simple consequence of burning more calories than one takes in. Exercise does not have to be a part of that equation. ...Read more

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What major role does exercising play in bone health?

What major role does exercising play in bone health?

Most important!: Even with adequate calcium, vitamin d, protein, and caloric intake, a person put to bed, or studies from astronauts in a weightless environment defintively show that stressing bone is essential to prevent calcium loss vand decreased bone density. Weight bearing exercise is best, but exercise, per se, will improve bone health. Many sporting activities fill the bill! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

How long does it take to get factor v blood work and other predisposition to clotting tests back from kaiser lab? Thanks

results: Hypercoagulation lab testing is extensive and can take up to a week or more for results. Sometimes the results are complicated, but the question is "what is your risk for another clotting event" and "how long should you be treated". However, if you have a blood clot currently, the diagnosis and treatment should happen quickly. Be well. ...Read more

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Is there any increased risk for brain hemorrhage if a person has factor V disease?

Is there any increased risk for brain hemorrhage if a person has factor V disease?

Yes.Factor V Leiden?: By "Factor V disease", you've either Factor V Leiden or Factor V deficiency. Either way, you can be at risk for brain bleeds. Factor V Leiden predisposes you to clots in the brain, but the vessels distal to (further downstream) from the artery where the clot forms can degenerate; then, if/when blood flow is restored thru other arteries, that part of the brain can hemorrhage. (Clotting & bleeding) ...Read more

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What factor will age play in concussion risk?

What factor will age play in concussion risk?

Kids are more prone : Younger children (under 10) are more susceptible to concussion and may take longer to recover. If a concussion is suspected in a child an evaluation by a doctor should be performed asap and they should be taken out of any sport or strenuous activity for the remainder of that day. There should be no return until completely symptom free and cleared by a doctor. ...Read more

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I found out I have Factor V Deficiency. My mother has Factor V leiden. What is the difference between those?

I found out I have Factor V Deficiency. My mother has Factor V leiden. What is the difference between those?

Huge difference: Factor V deficiency of a clotting factor which can result in a hemophilia like illness with excessive bleeding. On the other hand Factor V Leiden refers to a mutation which increases the risk of clotting and thrombosis. The distinction is very important. Women with Factor V Leiden should not take hormonal contraception. Please clarify your diagnosis with your physician as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Deficiency or factor: V Leiden?. Since you are on coumadin, (warfarin) it is not likely that you are deficient in Factor V but have an abnormal factor V that makes you susceptible to blood clots. The only cure for congenital factor V deficiency or Factor V Leiden would be liver transplant, but this treatment is likely to be worse than the disease. ...Read more

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Does APTT test result indicate if i have excessive clotting disorder such as factor v lieden? my result is 30. Seconds thanks

Does APTT test result indicate if i have excessive clotting disorder such as factor v lieden? my result is 30. Seconds

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No: this is a common misconception. APTT is basically useless in detecting hypercagulable blood. Specific assays or gene tests are required. ...Read more

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Im 5 weeks pregnant and have factor v leiden is it safe dor me to fly can you please advise me on this matter. Thank you?

Im 5 weeks pregnant and have factor v leiden is it safe dor me to fly can you please advise me on this matter. Thank you?

Yes: If you have not had any miscarriage, nor episodes of venous thromboembolism (vte), then you are fortunate. Hydration with water, using 20-30 mm hg compression hose, taking baby Aspirin prior flying, doing calf-muscle exercises, walking around the plane should help decrease risk for vte. If you have had miscarriage, vte before, see your obstetrician. ...Read more