Well, where to start?

I am currently pregnant with my 3rd baby. With my first son I had a complete placenta abruption during labor which led to an emergancy csection. When I got pregnant again it ended in miscarriage. My next pregnancy my dr sent me to see a specialist and he suggested getting tested for blood problems after I have him. Well I had him and the test came back positive for anticardiolipin antibodies. Now that I am pregnant again my dr sent me to see a fetal medicine dr and he then tested for lupus anticoag., retested for the antibody and tested for factor 5 leiden. He assured me nothing would come back abnormal. But he called me and told me that the antibody came back negative and that one of the other 2 came back positive. He didnt tell me which one but he didnt have the other test result either.He told me to take a baby asprin now until they repeat the test in 6 weeks.


Well my grandmother had several small strokes and had dvt and the left chamber of her heart didnt work (dont know what you call it) and she died of a blood clot in a vein in her brain. She was never tested for this cuz the drs were stupid. Well she died when she was 54. Now my aunt was tested for blood disorders cuz of family history and she wants to take birth control and her dr told her to do not take bc, becuase something came back abnormal.

Could we have factor 5 leiden or does it sound like lupus anticoagulant? Need some help on this one.
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replied April 25th, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Factor V leiden usually runs in family but it could be lupus anticoagulant, glycoprotein or anticardiolipin. Anyhow treatment and preventive strategy is same in all these cases.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan
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