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Factor V Leiden And Surgery
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
My son has factor v leiden, He has a blood clot in his leg and the doctors are talking about doing surgery. What kind of surgery would they do?
Blood clots -surgery: There are several possibilities here for what they may be talking about, depending on the situation. In rare instances, a blood clot may need to actually be removed. Again, this is quite uncommon but not unheard of. They may also be talking about putting a filter in one of the big blood vessels going back to his heart, so that if a bit of the clot breaks of it can't get to his heart of brain. ASK! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?
What surgery?: Surgery is not a very common solution to a blood clot in the leg. What exactly are they proposing to do and what are your concerns about that? Usually blood thinners are the answer, but occasionally there could be a recommendation for an IVC filter to prevent the clot from going to the lungs. Please ask what and re-submit question with more details... ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my oldest son has factor v leiden, he has a blood clot in his leg an the doctors are talking about doing surger?
Risk of blood clots: People who have one factor v leiden gene are at about 5 times greater risk for clot formation and those with two genes are at 50 times greater risk. Please discuss the issue with your doctors. If you have daughters, consult your doctor before they take birth control pills. ...Read more
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