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I have factor v and lupus anticoagulant syndrome....For the past year my face has darkening spots on my cheeks..Fingers hurt..My hair is thinning bad?

I have factor v and lupus anticoagulant syndrome....For the past year my face has darkening spots on my cheeks..Fingers hurt..My hair is thinning bad?

APL vs Medication : There are many options. This could be related to an associated lupus like syndrome in your settings or it could be due to your medications or both. Your evaluation will be able to clarify these issues. ...Read more

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Blood Thinners (Definition)

Agents which slow ;/or break down blood clot formation in up to 3 different ways (they do not decrease blood viscosity; thickness.) (1) some inhibit platelet function (e.g. Aspirin, clopidogrel, etc.). (2) others interfere with some of the clot forming proteins (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, etc.), (3) others stimulate the blood clot destruction ...Read more


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I have lupus anticoagulant and dr. Is wanting to put me on xorelto! i've read mixed reviews mostly against, & cost is a factor? What is your opinion?

I have lupus anticoagulant and dr. Is wanting to put me on xorelto! i've read mixed reviews mostly against, & cost is a factor? What is your opinion?

Use caution: Xarelto is awesome if you listen to the manufacturer. Unlike coumadin, (warfarin) you do not require regular blood draws to evaluate effect. However, there is also no clear reversal agent if one does sustain a bleed. It can be a terrible situation when someone has a brain hemorrhage, etc, from relatively trivial fall. ...Read more

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Can blood work result in a false positive result for lupus anticoagulant factor?

Can blood work result in a false positive result for lupus anticoagulant factor?

No: Positive is positive. However, it is the degree of positivity that is clinically important. Low positive values are generally not clinically important. ...Read more

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Had a lupus anticoagulant test done all was normal except for a high thrombin time at 22.8 is this serious? Factor 5 also runs in my family.

Had a lupus anticoagulant test done all was normal except for a high thrombin time at 22.8 is this serious? Factor 5 also runs in my family.

Normally: a factor V deficiency can cause a prolonged thrombin time But your bleeding time and platelet count should be unaffected. Certain medications and other diseases could also cause elevated thrombin time. ...Read more

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How does someone get lupus anticoagulant?

How does someone get lupus anticoagulant?

Part of lupus : You produce antibodies that can interact with the process of blood clotting to cause the blood to clot more easily than normal. This is part of the immunologic abnormalities associated with lupus in some affected individuals. ...Read more

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How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

How many lupus anticoagulant tests are there?

many: There are tests for 3 forms of anticardiolipin antibodies, 3 forms of antiphospholipid antibodies, russell viper coagulation test and tests for specific components of coagulation and general tests (e.g., prothrombin time). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lupus anticoagulant?

Poorly Named Test: If your "lupus anticoagulant" test is positive, it indicates that your blood may clot more easily than it should (long story on the reason for the backwards name). It is important to know that this is only one of several tests for abnormal clotting that a person with an autoimmune disease should have done. ...Read more

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Need information on circulatory lupus anticoagulant?

Need information on circulatory lupus anticoagulant?

See below: It is an immunoglobulin that binds to protein and phospholipids of the cell membrane.In fact it can be prothrombotic unless treated with an anticoagulant such as coumadin! ...Read more

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Can i get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Can i get disability for  lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say: It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues. ...Read more

Anticoagulant (Definition)

Anticoagulants are any of a variety of drugs which decrease the body's ability to make or sustain blood clots. They fall, generally, into two categories. Drugs like Aspirin and clopidogrel (plavix) prevent platelets from forming the initial stages of a clot. Drugs like warfarin (coumadin) and dabigatran (pradaxa) block the later process ...Read more


Lupus Anticoagulant (Definition)

If your "lupus anticoagulant" test is positive, it indicates that your blood may clot more easily than it should (long story on the reason for the backwards name). It is important to know that this is only one of several tests for abnormal clotting that a person with an autoimmune ...Read more