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Thrombophilia In Children
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
HYDROPS fetalis is pretty obvious. But the blood and pathology reports are definitive.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007308.htm ...Read more
10 mg folic acid daily and heptral for high bilirubin, isn't 10 mg folic acid dangerous if I have thrombophilia genes?
Are there any supplements or herbs that should not be used if you have a "protein deficiency & prothrombin b thrombophilia" disorder?
Ask your doctor: There's many supplements and herbs in the market. I believe you should ask your doctor first before start taking any supplement and herbs because some supplements or herbs could be a mixture of many things. Your doctor need to look at the ingredient of the supplement and herb first before he/she can tell you if it is safe to take it with your medical condition. ...Read more
Can my husbands thrombophilia be the cause of my early miscarriage?test result FGB heterozygote, PAI-1 heterozygote, ITGA2-alpha2 integrin homozygote.
Unknown: I am not aware of any data to answer your question. Women with thrombophila usually have normal pregnancies. ...Read more
Repeat US: AT 7 weeks of gestation, the fetus is approximately a quarter of an inch in length, about the size of a pea. On US, several structures can be seen and at this age the heartbeat can be detected. It is too early to see formed blood vessels reliably. Repeat the US since it is operator dependent, when the fetus is a few weeks older. Thrombophilia can be a cause of fetal loss, but usually later ...Read more
Why did I have early Rised HCg levels, and late implantation then miscarriage? I have thrombophilia, can this be the cause?
Yes: Any clotting disorder can make implantation difficult but not impossible. However, the most common reason for miscarriages are genetic malformations. ...Read more
20y o woman, have thrombophilia factor vii (7) heterozygote gene mutation, I have had 7week miscarriage, is thromb. The cause? I am very healthy
Prolactin level is 45, non pregnant, protein c test is positive, RA negtv, thrombophilia screening negtv, possibly what it could be?
Vein in right temple(forehead)is slightly pulsating.not hurting.should this be checked out.have factorV Leiden thrombophilia with no history of clotng?
NO: NO. Only seek attention if red, hot, swollen or painful. ...Read more
I miscarried twice. Doc advised me to do thrombophilia screen, anticardiopin antibody and lupus anticoagulant — what are they?
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
Can foods rich in vitamin K cause blood clots without any thrombophilia? I don't currently take Coumadin (warfarin) but I may have narrowing in subclavian vein.
Nope: Vitamin k is not thrombophiic.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hypercoagulable: Nobody knows if one has hypercoagulable problem or not until episode/s of blood clot in the venous or artery occurs. Symptoms will be related to the location and how extensive is the blood clot- leg pain/swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness/headaches etc. An unusual location or a very extensive blood clots, or recurrence episodes would be suspicious for hypercoagulable problems. ...Read more
I would recommend: You discuss this with your hematologist and with your gyn. Hypercoagulability is nothing to play around with. I also suffer from hypercoagulability and have suffered the ravages of this condition. Make sure that you have proper consultations whenever you are thinking of making a decision along these lines. Best wishes. ...Read more
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