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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Factor V Deficiency

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I got my results back from Factor V deficiency and it says Interpretation 77% what does this mean?

I got my results back from Factor V deficiency and it says Interpretation 77% what does this mean?

Factor V %: This measures how functional your ativated protein C is - APC degrades Factor V. 2 tests are run - one with and 1 without APC and the ratio shows how much activity there is. Important since the Factor V mutation products a variant of Factor V that isn't degraded by APC. Talk with your hematologist. ...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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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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I just got diagnosis w/Factor V deficiency. Was on cryselle Birth Control. What else can I take for birth control methods with this disorder?

I just got diagnosis w/Factor V deficiency. Was on cryselle Birth Control. What else can I take for birth control methods with this disorder?

Avoid estrogen.: You may take progestin-only or non-hormonal contraceptives, eg copper IUD. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is progestin only, but in studies, it has increased the risk of blood clot in FVL deficiency. Cryselle contains estrogen, which, when taken by a patient with Factor V Leiden deficiency, can increase the risk of blood clot. I would also come off the Seasonale; this has estrogen in it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

I am in Coumadin, (warfarin) factor V deficiency, twice DVT after sprained ankles, PCOS. Can I start an HCG weight loss program?

Waste of time: For sure, your HCG diet will upset your coumadin (warfarin) regulation. Worse is it's not going to provide you with long term wt loss. Here's more info:http://www.webmd.com/diet/hcg-and-weight-loss ...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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Does leiden factor v have any symptoms when not pregnant? What can be associated with this? (blood pressure or something?) thanks

Does leiden factor v have any symptoms when not pregnant? What can be associated with this? (blood pressure or something?) thanks

Blood clots : Factor v leiden is an inherited mutation that is associated with modest increase in the risk of blood clots if you have one copy of the mutation and high if you have 2 copies. Most people have one copy (heterozygous). If a blood clot develops, you need a course of blood thinner. If never had a blood clot, i recommend using preventive blood thinner in high risk situation (surgery, long trip, etc). ...Read more

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How can I treat leiden factor v?

How can I treat leiden factor v?

Pls. clarify: Do you mean factor v deficiency? Someone with this deficiency and had blood clots would likely be prescribed a blood thinner for lifetime. If there is a life-threatening blood clot, they may receive a tranfusion of plasma (blood liquid). Plasma does not last long in the body. ...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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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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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 is the disease factor v leiden?

What is the disease factor v leiden?

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

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Can you take depression pills if you have Factor V?

Can you take depression pills if you have Factor V?

Yes: I'm going to assume that you have factor V Leiden, that makes your blood more clott-able. I'd be more worried making sure that your oral contraceptive pill is the right choice. You're very wise to accept medication for depression. It is likely that this, and some training in living skills and help with life circumstances, will greatly help the environmental allergies. Be brave & best wishes. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy with factor v lieden a dangerous thing?

Is a pregnancy with factor v lieden a dangerous thing?

Yes, DVT: There is a marked risk of venous thrombosis during pregnancy in a woman with factor v leiden. The woman needs to be on long term Heparin treatment. Usually a subcutaneously injected preparation is used. ...Read more

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What is the timeline for the treatment of leiden factor v?

What is the timeline for the treatment of leiden factor v?

Varies: There is actually no treatment for factor v leiden. It is inherited and increases one's risk of a blood clot. Treatment is given either for a blood clot or for the prevention of a blood clot in certain circumstances, for instance during surgery or during pregnancy. Treatment is individual and depends on a number of factors that you would want to discuss with your doctor depending on the situation. ...Read more

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What are the complications of leiden factor v?

What are the complications of leiden factor v?

Pls. clarify: Do you mean factor v deficiency? A deficiency in this clotting factor may increase risk of developing blood clots. ...Read more

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What are some contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

What are some contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

Non-hormone methods: People with abnormalities of factor v are at increased risk of blood clots in the veins. For that reason we avoid birth control with estrogen in it (pills, patch, ring). Some doctors also avoid Progesterone (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, implanon, pills, Depo-Provera provera) although the evidence on that is not clear. Barriers like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms are safe. So is the paragard iud. ...Read more

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What are possible contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

LARC methods: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in women with FACTOR V LEIDEN DEFICIENCY. However evidence supports the safe use of progestin only contraceptives - LNG IUD(Mirena (levonorgestrel) or Skyla), Implant (Nexplanon), DMPA, POPs, or the nonhormomal copper IUD (Paragard). Barrier methods are obviously safe but less effective. ...Read more