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What is a thrombophilia?

What is a thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia: Or hypercoagulability is the propensity to develop blood clots due to an abnormality in the system of coagulation. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Cooper
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Hypercoagulability (Definition)

Usually genetic in which certain parameters in the blood are lacking leading to blood clotting Over the last decade there has been many blood parameters to look at,e.g. Factor V Leiden,protein c s deficency,antiphospholipid,lupus May run in families Treatment once thrombosis occurs is ...Read more


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Can you have thrombophilia without having symptoms of breathlessness?

Can you have thrombophilia without having symptoms of breathlessness?

Yes: Thrombophilia means you have a tendency to form blood clots. Unless one of those clot breaks off and goes to the lungs, breathlessness does not occur. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test back and they say my chromosomes are perfect but my thrombophilia was showing above average - it ?

What do you suggest if my test back and they say my chromosomes are perfect but my thrombophilia was showing above average - it ?

Not incompatible: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, normal chromosomes do not rule out mutation in one or more genes or acquired disorders. ...Read more

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What blood tests do I need to test to see if I have natural killer cells in pregnancy? Have had lupus, acb, ANA c4, c3, aa, fib coag, gap thrombophilia

What blood tests do I need to test to see if I have natural killer cells in pregnancy? Have had lupus, acb, ANA c4, c3, aa, fib coag, gap thrombophilia

Get the assay: You can get a flow cytometry to find out. There are different types of natural killer cells and everyone should have them. They are only harmful when present in excessive quantities and out of control. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

That depends : Depending on the situation and the type of hypercoagulable condition, you may need to be on short trek our lifelong anti coagulation. Prophylaxis, or preventive measures are increased when you have elective procedures. You should be assessed by a hematologist our vascular specialist. Sound conditions are also inherited and may be appropriate to have family assessed as well ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the genetics behind the bleeding disorder von willebrand's? Which parent(s) pass it to you?

Does anyone know the genetics behind the bleeding disorder von willebrand's? Which parent(s) pass it to you?

Correction: I agree with dr. Ball's answer, but the inheritance pattern he described is autosomal dominant. Autosomal means you can get it from either parent; dominant means only one parent needs to give it to you for you to get it. The rare, severe type 3 VWD is recessive; both parents need to pass on an abnormal gene for one to get it. ...Read more

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What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

What are the risks of a thrombophilia during pregnancy?

Yes: The risk of a blood clot would be the greatest issue. A miscarriage is a complication of thrombophilias also. Treatment can be successful with low dose Aspirin and subclinical heparin. ...Read more

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20y o woman, have thrombophilia factor vii (7) heterozygote gene mutation, I have had 7week miscarriage, is thromb. the cause? I am very healthy

20y o woman, have thrombophilia factor vii (7) heterozygote gene mutation, I have had 7week miscarriage, is thromb. the cause? I am very healthy

Yes : Patients with these problems tend to have recurrent miscarriages which can bee prevented by Aspirin or anticoagulant ,Heprin therapy.You need to be followed by a high risk doctor for future.Goodluck ...Read more

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What is a thrombophilia?

Thrombophilia: Or hypercoagulability is the propensity to develop blood clots due to an abnormality in the system of coagulation. ...Read more

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Can thrombophilia cause late implantation?

Thromplillia: i don't believe this has any effect on the timing of implantation. ...Read more

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How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

How is hemophilia different from thrombophilia?

Clotting: Hemophilia is failure of normal blood clotting and thrmobophilia is excessive blood clotting. ...Read more

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My test says my chromosomes are perfect but my thrombophilia was showing "above average" - What does this mean?

Nothing: This is not a standard term ("above average") and I'm concerned that there's some confusion or misinformation. Some folks' blood is naturally more prone to clot than others'; when it's especially prone and there's an increased risk of serious blood clots, we speak of "thrombophilia". We have some screening tests for this but much is unknown, including how best to manage most such folks. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test back and they say my chromosomes are perfect but my thrombophilia was showing above average - it ?

Not incompatible: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, normal chromosomes do not rule out mutation in one or more genes or acquired disorders. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for thrombophilia?

Depends on cause: Thrombophilia means tendency to develop blood clots. There are several causes for this which can be determined by coagulation blood tests. Although there are several different causes, many of them are treated in the same way by anticoagulation. There is a relatively new anticoagulant which requires no regular blood tests, but it has no antidote in the event of bleeding and is quite expensive. ...Read more

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What test can be done for someone with thrombophilia factor viii?

What test can be done for someone with thrombophilia factor viii?

Get exact diagnosis: Hemophilia with factor viii deficiency is the most common kind. These people today for the most part live near-normal lives thanks to biotechnology. There is talk of a thrombophilia (excess blood clotting / deep vein thrimbi) due to elevated levels of factor viii; this is a subspecialty hematologist question. ...Read more

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Can you have thrombophilia without having symptoms of breathlessness?

Yes: Thrombophilia means you have a tendency to form blood clots. Unless one of those clot breaks off and goes to the lungs, breathlessness does not occur. ...Read more

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If this condition is a version of thrombophilia. Will waiting between pregnancies be helpful?

If this condition is a version of thrombophilia. Will waiting between pregnancies be helpful?

Thrombophilia: Thrombophilia can have risks for mother and pregnancy outcome. You should meet with either a hematologist or a high risk pregnancy specialist (perinatologist) to discuss your risks and outline a plan for management of your next pregnancy before you are pregnant. ...Read more

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My wife has had 2 miscarriages and was diagnosed with thrombophilia. She needs heparin shots. Is there any chance of success?

My wife has had 2 miscarriages and was diagnosed with thrombophilia. She needs heparin shots. Is there any chance of success?

Possible with help: Thrombophilia makes carrying a pregnancy difficult because of clotting off of the blood vessels in the placenta. Successful pregnancy is possible with close attention and collaboration with a high risk OB and a hematologist who specializes in bleeding and clotting disorders. Usually heparin or some other anticoagulant is given during the pregnancy ...Read more