Can lupus anticoagulant be detected before a miscarriage occurs? Can you get rid of the anticoagulant?

Yes. Maybe. Lupus anticoagulant can be diagnosed by a blood test, and in women with recurrent miscarriages, it can be treated with Heparin and aspirin. But not everyone with lupus anticoagulant has recurrent miscarriages. Some people may have natural protective factors. And most people with one miscarriage will have a normal work-up & normal next pregnancy. So we usually test for it after 2 miscarriages.

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I have had two miscarriages pcos thin. I tested positive for mthr-gene and lupus anticoagulant. Should I look at IUI next time? I get period 18 days

See Rheumatology. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist and ob/gyn with experience in anti phospholipid syndrome . You will require specialized care to avoid future miscarriages . There is additional testing and evaluation which you will need from a tem experienced in your disorder. Read more...
Before pregnancy! Make sure that both you ; your hubby (if + for the mthfr 677 or 1298 genotypes), are first being treated with l-methylfolate, p5p, and methylcobalamin (at the minimum), to give any pregnancy a best chance for success. Also, do not take a prenatal vitamin that has regular fa if you are a known mthfr+ person. The regular Folic Acid blocks the receptors that need to let l-mthf through. Pm me! Read more...

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...

Can I get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say. It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues. Read more...

How risky is it to get pregnant with lupus anticoagulant?

No big deal usually. Depending on whether you have a diagnosis of lupus or prior clotting problems, this may or may not be significant for your pregnancy. Studies show that most women with lac have normal pregnancies. Lupus anticoagulant (lac) is a laboratory finding and in and of itself not significant for predicting clinical outcomes. If you have systemic lupus erythematosus the plot thickens and you need to see mfm. Read more...

How does someone get lupus anticoagulant?

Part of lupus . You produce antibodies that can interact with the process of blood clotting to cause the blood to clot more easily than normal. This is part of the immunologic abnormalities associated with lupus in some affected individuals. Read more...