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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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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?

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 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?

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

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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 as well. Treatment can be successful with low dose Aspirin and subclinical heparin. ...Read more

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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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Can ultrasound show that fetus died because of maternal thrombophilia?

Sorta: 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

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Thrombophilia and C-section complications if already on heparin and managing thrombophilia?

None.: If you are anticoagulated, interrupting for delivery the likelihood of thrombosis should be quite small. Anticoagulation should continue for 6 weeks after delivery, using enoxaparin, warfarin, Heparin or other similar agents. ...Read more

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10 mg folic acid daily and heptral for high bilirubin, isn't 10 mg folic acid dangerous if I have thrombophilia genes?

10 mg folic acid daily and heptral for high bilirubin, isn't 10 mg folic acid dangerous if I have thrombophilia genes?

No: Folate (folic acid) is a B vitamin which is water-soluble. It doesn't have upper limit level. if you ingest more you will excrete more. Basically you will have more folate (folic acid) in your urine if you consume a lot. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements or herbs that should not be used if you have a "protein deficiency & prothrombin b thrombophilia" disorder?

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

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Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

Baby ultrasound shows no blood vessels are developed at 7th week, is my thrombophilia the cause?

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

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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

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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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I miscarried twice. Doc advised me to do thrombophilia screen, anticardiopin antibody and lupus anticoagulant — what are they?

I miscarried twice. Doc advised me to do thrombophilia screen, anticardiopin antibody and lupus anticoagulant — what are they?

Tests for clotting: These are tests for abnormal clotting factors that, if present, may be causing you to miscarry. Someone of these causes can be treated during pregnancy. ...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 are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

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

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What happens if you take Plan B and have hypercoagulability?

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

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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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What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

Treatment Hypercoag: First and foremost, resolving the underlying cause of the hypercoagulability is the most important. If that has been addresssed, or if for whatever reason cannot be resolved, the next step is to use blood thinning medications like warfarin or heparin. ...Read more