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What is Factor X-a?


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April 26th, 2011, 01:03 AM
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I went to the ER today for chest pain. They did a bunch of tests to rule out PE. Before I left, they mentioned my OB ordered a Factor X-a test and she would have the results in about 3 days.

I've never heard of this and from what I'm gathering, it's a test to monitor my levels while on Lovenox, and the results will determine whether or not my dosage needs to be increased. Am I on the right track?

I didn't have my levels monitored with my previous pregnancies and I'm wondering if this is why my last two ended at 13 and 15 weeks.

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April 26th, 2011, 05:40 AM
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I started to give you an "i've never heard of it, either" answer so, I googled it.

Factor X deficiency: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia

It sounds like a mild form of hemophilia that affects both male and female, not just males. I hope that helps.
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April 26th, 2011, 06:30 AM
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During my first pregnancy my hematologist sent me for one of those blood tests once a trimester to make sure that my Lovenox dosage was still where it should be. I have not had one yet this pregnancy, but I also have not seen my hematologist yet.
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