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Factor V Leiden
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
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
Blood clots: People with leiden variant of clotting factor v have tendency to form clots in blood vessels and develop thromboses in veins that cause pulmonary emboli. Women on birth control pills are more susceptible to clot formation if they have factor v leiden. ...Read more
Talking to your fict: I'm so sorry but I really think this is a question you should ask your own doctor. He/she knows you best. ...Read more
Depends: If your father is homozygous for the mutation, you are heterozygous for factor v leiden. If your father is heterozygous for the mutation you have a 50% chance of being heterozygous. This is assuming that your mother does not have the mutation. Even heterozygotes/carriers have about 5 fold greater risk of thrombosis. T. ...Read more
I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods could people with this condition use?
What to do if I have factor v leiden was wondering what contraception methods people with this condition use?
Do not use the pill: There are other contraceptive methods like IUD, diaphragm, condoms, and if you are done with childbearing, ligation of fallopian tubes. Also please abstain from using tobacco in any form. ...Read more
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
My mum has lupus I have been tested and tould I have factor v Leiden can someone please explain what it is and how it will affect me in my life?
Depends: The risk of blood clot development depends on weather you have one or two copies of the gene for Factor V deficiency, A person with 2 copies of the gene have increase in risk of DVT, pregnancy loss and pregnancy complications. Your physician can give you more information based on your test results. ...Read more
I have factor V Leiden. No longer have insurance can I take asprin 2x a day to help thin my blood?
Can I take advil if I have a heterozygote mutation of factor V leiden? Any extra increase risk of clot? Thank you
No extra risk:
Advil will not increase your risk for clots.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I can't seat for extended periods of time w/out my lft leg hurting really bad when I try to get up&move. Could this be the factor v Leiden disorder?
Not likely: What you describe is more concerning for some compromise of the nerve (s) of the spine. Alternatively, it could just be increased muscle tone/spasm related to prolonged sitting. Factor V leiden predisposes people to blood clots and blood clots, if going to cause pain, usually cause pain whether seated or standing. ...Read more
Dr Hoepfner, I was diagnosed with an enlarged spleen at 13.4 cm is that something to be alarmed about? I am a Factor V Leiden def. Patient who takes
That measurement: Is borderline and could be normal in a particular patient. ...Read more
My sis tested (+) factor V Leiden and her Dr suggested I get tested. I was fixing to start Clomid (clomiphene) 4 secondary hypergonadism. R SERMS contraindicated?
FH Leiden factor: Estrogens increase the risk of clotting. Clomid (clomiphene) is a non steroidal selective estrogen receptor modulator. It is not an estrogen. It has not been associated with significant increase in clotting to date, so should be OK. With FH of Leiden positive (I assume means deficient in Leiden V) which increases the risk of clots, get tested and let your doctor know of the results prior to starting. ...Read more
I have factor v leiden deficiency and take 20mg warfarin daily. Can I take ace? (it's a appetite suppressant)
I would not: Recommend as dietary changes can significantly alter warfarin metabolism. ...Read more
I have factor v leiden, I'm having horrible cramping during my periods. Could this be caused from factor v, if so what should I do?
No association: Factor 5 Leiden is a disorder that increases your risk of clotting. Although I understand why you might think that this might affect your period, it is unlikely that they are associated. However you can lighting or eliminate your period by getting on a birth control method such as an IUD or using a combined hormonal methods. Please consult a gynecologist for more details. ...Read more
I have factor v leiden and have been experiencing some tightness and pain on my right calf, somewhat like a charlie horse, should I worry?
Conservative: Most gastrocnemius muscle strains are treated non operatively with protected weightbearing and temporary immobilization. The factor deficiency doesn't change the plan but increases the risk of bleeding or hematoma. If it swells a lot you may need factor treatments to control bleedeing. ...Read more
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
I'm 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
"i have factor v leiden from both parents, I'm 25 and have an 8 yo. Want another, does age affect pregnancy statistics with this disorder?
No: Age has nothing to do with factor v leiden. You can try again, but be aware that if you do carry the bad gene you are definitely more prone to developing clots at the time of pregnancy as it naturally increases the chance of clot development even in women without factor v leiden genes. ...Read more
Possibly progestin: Generally, you have a 6 fold increase risk of a clot in the leg or lung. Adding estrogen/ progestin birth control pills increase the risk by between 15 x to 80 x- if you received a factor from one parent or two, respectively. The risk is unacceptably high- more than getting pregnant. The literature seems to indicate that a progestin only pill or an iud without hormone is safer. ...Read more
I have factor V Leiden and would like to know if there any type of birth control I can take? I have not had any blood clots
Factor V Leiden: Mutation increases likelihood of clotting disorders and miscarriage. Safest contraceptive is an IUD. Consult with your OB/Gyn and/or Primary care provider. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I take warfarin because I have factor v leiden and I've already had my monthly blood test, but my pcp prescribed an antibiotic. Should I retest soon?
Yes: Any antibiotic can raise your protime/inr level. It is important to monitor closely around the use of antibiotics because of the loss of intestinal bacteria, which ordinarily produce vitamin k counteracting and balancing Coumadin (warfarin) activity. In the absence of these bacteria, your INR level can get very high, putting you at high risk for bleeding problems. Keep in close contact with your doctor. ...Read more
I have venous insufficiency and factor v leiden mutation. What can do for debilitating leg/body cramps? (pcp has ruled out the usual causal suspects.)
Partial Hysterectomy- 44 yrs old, ovaries have growing cysts. FSH 8.4! Also Factor V Leiden. Should I consider surgery?
Depends on the cysts: Ovarian cysts can have many different characteristics. If they are growing in size and/or have complex or solid components further evaluation should be considered. Sometimes a blood test can help with surgical decision making. ...Read more