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August 10th, 2006, 05:07 PM
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well, now the doctor is saying that my blood clotting levels came back normal on my 2nd blood test, and they think everything is okay. I guess I feel better, but now I'm stuck with not knowing why I mc'd twice again, which is hard for me.
One thing I thought of (and totally forgot to tell the nurse) is that I was already taking aspirin every day when I had the 2nd test done. For all I know, the aspirin got me down to normal levels. just to be on the safe side, I'm planning to continue to take the aspirin daily. I don't think it will hurt anything early on in in a pg, and frankly, I would be amazed at this point to even make it far enough along in a pg to make a difference.

Just wanted to share.
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August 10th, 2006, 07:26 PM
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I know getting all this conflicting info is so confusing, frustrating, upsetting, yet relieving all at the same time. I'm sorry you don't have peace with all of this...I don't either. I wish it for all of us...
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August 10th, 2006, 08:46 PM
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I bet you're absolutely right about the aspirin correcting the problem. It couldn't hurt to continue it through your next pg and might be the key to a successful one.
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August 11th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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I would call htem back & tell them that. Maybe an aspirin is all they would prescribe anyway - but perhaps they would want to monitor you even closer & look into heparin. If the aspirin is enough while not pg - perhaps it wouldn't be enough if pg..if that makes sense. Lord knows none of us needs to worry more - so that's not what I am wanting to cause here - but I do want us to make sure we have all the best info possible to have the best chances next time. I would definitely ask the office how that might have effected the test.
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Good point. I will do that.
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August 14th, 2006, 09:45 AM
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Just wanted to pipe in to let you know that the asperin would not in any way lower your level of antibody (thereby affecting the results of your blood test). It will only thin your blood and decrease the chances of clotting, but would not affect the test result since they aren't testing the level of clotting. I hope that makes sense. I did mention on an earlier post that some antibody levels can fluctuate (not sure about this specific antibody) so if your first level was truely positive (not boarderline), then it might be worth rechecking in a few months. The aspirin is really just to make us feel better (I'm taking it too), but women who truely are positive for these antibodies and are therefore considered to have a true blood clotting disorder require much stronger blood thinners. They have found that aspirin alone is not enough in those cases. It sucks so bad not to have answers. I'm right there with you. Hang in there!
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Just wanted to pipe in to let you know that the asperin would not in any way lower your level of antibody (thereby affecting the results of your blood test). It will only thin your blood and decrease the chances of clotting, but would not affect the test result since they aren't testing the level of clotting. I hope that makes sense. I did mention on an earlier post that some antibody levels can fluctuate (not sure about this specific antibody) so if your first level was truely positive (not boarderline), then it might be worth rechecking in a few months. The aspirin is really just to make us feel better (I'm taking it too), but women who truely are positive for these antibodies and are therefore considered to have a true blood clotting disorder require much stronger blood thinners. They have found that aspirin alone is not enough in those cases. It sucks so bad not to have answers. I'm right there with you. Hang in there![/b]
Thanks! That's good information to know. I really wish we had some answers.
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August 15th, 2006, 10:26 AM
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Just wanted to double check that I gave you the correct information. I can't remember which blood clotting factor you had abnormal on your first test, but I do recall that they gave you a specific factor that was abnormal. I just read that in the case of Lupus Anticoagulant they do sometimes check clotting directly instead of testing for what factor is causing the clotting. I supposed they could do that in the case of any clotting disorder. Since you mentioned the factor by name initially I assumed they were checking for the factor directly (otherwise they wouldn't be able to pin point which factor was elevated). Since you were worried about your aspirin affecting the results of your test I just wanted to retract the statement that it couldn't affect your test in any way. That's true if they were checking the factor directly (which I still bet is the case), but wouldn't be true if they were checking for the speed at which your blood clots in a tube. From what I'm reading it seems like they used to just check for the speed of clotting (more primative and less expensive test, but it tells you much less). Now days I think they usually go for the tests that tell you specifically what factor is elevated. Sorry!!!!! I'm sure I have confused everyone horribly.

So long story short, like everyone else said initially......it won't hurt to call and tell the doctor just in case.
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That's cool. The doctor wasn't worried about it, but thanks for the clarification.
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