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What is the definition or description of: thrombophilia DNA mutation analysis?

What is the definition or description of: thrombophilia DNA mutation analysis?

Test for clotting: Certain inherited blood clotting disorders are due to genetic mutations which can be identified by a blood test. Thrombophilia is the medical term for an abnormal tendency for blood clot (thrombosis). ...Read more

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Hypercoagulability (Definition)

Hypercoagulability is a condition where blood is more likely to clot within blood vessels as a result of inherited factors, cancer, hormones, trauma, surgery, pregnancy, and obesity. These clots can cause pain and swelling where they occur, or can migrate to other places, causing strokes, trouble ...Read more


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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

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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 ?

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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