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.

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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. Read more...

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...

What is the definition or description of: lupus anticoagulant antibodies?

See below. Lupus anticoagulant (la) is an immunoglobulin that binds to phospholipids and proteins associated with the cell membrane. The disease name is a misnomer. La is actually a prothrombotic agent. The presence of la antibodies precipitates the formation of thrombi. The name derives from their properties in vitro, since in lab tests la causes an increase in clotting time. Read more...
Lupus anticoagualant. Is a tricky area. Patients with autoimmune diseases including lupus can present with a prolonged partial thromboplastin time (PTT) which would usually indicate an anticoagulant effect and risk for bleeding. Paradoxically, such individuals are at increased risk of clotting. Read more...
Risk factor for clot. These are antibodies that affect how blood clots, increasing risk of thrombi, pulmonary emboli, unsuccessful pregnancies and a series of other body system damage. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: lupus anticoagulant antibodies present?

Depends. The lupus anticoagulant (la) is a screening test for anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome. (apas). Apas includes sometimes severe blood clotting of the arteries and veins. Women with apas sometimes have multiple miscarriages. Some but not all apas patients have lupus (sle). There are false positive la tests: infection and if the test is taken when patient is on an anti-coagulant such as heparin. Read more...
Lupus anticoagulants. Lupus anticoagulant is one of the tests used to diagnose a condition called anti phospholipid syndrome, a coagulopathy that increases the risk of venous thrombotic and arterial events. The presence of the lupus anticoagulant by itself is not diagnostic of aps. It should be taken in the context of clinical signs and symptoms and repeated at least twice (in addition to other test) within 12 weeks. Read more...

I have lupus anticoagulant antibodies. Do I need to worry if I am on coumadin (warfarin)?

Coumadin (warfarin) works well! The cascade of potential thrombosis mechanisms usually caused by acla -f the IgG or IgM class, is virtually blunted the coumadin (warfarin). So little to worry about, providing someone is checking your protime and inr, to make sure you are in therapeutic range. Heparin and it's newer analogues may work better, but require injection. Read more...
Little worry. Actually being on Coumadin (warfarin) if you have lupus anticoagulant is a very good idea if you have had a blood clot. Read more...

If I have mixed connective tissue disorder with the lupus anticoagulant antibody can I take nsaids?

Yes. The real question is should you be on long term anticoagulation. If you have had a pulmonary embolis, stroke or heart attack, the answer is usually yes andyou might need to treat simultaneously with aspirin, coumadin(rat poiison) and heparin. Sometimes a very tough disease tocontrol. Read more...