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When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?

When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?

Yes: If she has a positive anti-phospholipid antibody , which can cause miscarriages, she may have a life-long propensity to clotting, but this condition may be managed. This positive antibody may occur alone, or in association with other autoimmune cconditions, such as lupus. These conditions can vary widely in their severity. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Does anyone have information on or personal experiences with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

Does anyone have information on or personal experiences with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, but also place the patient at higher risk for developing a blood clot, especially with hormone use, later in life. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of monoclonal antibodies?

What is the purpose of monoclonal antibodies?

Diagnosis and Rx: Monoclonal antibodies are used in many diagnostic tests. These are also used in the treatment of some tumors. However, monoclonal immunoglobulins in a person are markers of disease, especially multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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How do antibodies work in the immune system?

How do antibodies work in the immune system?

Complicated: Antibodies basically surround infectious organisms (usually bacteria) and help either neutralize them or lead to their destruction. ...Read more

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Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything ?

Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything ?

Past exposure: The vast majority of adults have IgG antibodies to Herpes 1. The odds are strong that you do as well. This just means that years ago, probably in childhood, he (like almost everyone) was exposed to that virus. He may (or may not) have gotten a cold sore. Most people with healthy immune systems keep it in in check & never get cold sores, but some do when under stress. If no symptoms not contagious. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b core antibody, positive , . Am i safe from hepatitis?

Exposed in the past: If the hepatitis b core antibody (igg) is positive it means you have been exposed to the virus. It does not give information regarding if the virus is active or not. Other blood tests give us this information. ...Read more

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What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

Need more info: Atypical antibodies means different things in different contexts. If it is related to blood group testing the antibodies are not dangerous nor contagious. ...Read more

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I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

I've been having  extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics . Now i feel gassy & toxic throughout the day  & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

Probiotic therapy: Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your digestive system, allowing "bad bacteria" to proliferate. Good bacteria are critical to digestion. If they are not present digestion is disrupted and digestive problems, such as odor and gas, can result. The solution is to consume probiotic supplements or foods such as greek yogurt and sauerkraut. Good bacteria in probiotics rebalance your system. ...Read more

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My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

No problem: If you mean anti thyroid antibodies this is nothing to worry about. It is most likely a sign of hadhimotos disease which was the cause of her thyroid problem originally. If you mean a different antibody pmeSe re ask the question. ...Read more