What Is Lupus Anticoagulant?

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I had a stroke and the doctors really couldn’t figure out why.. they did discover I had lupus anticoagulant. I was put on Warfarin for years, and last year switched to Eleques.. I’m doing fine.. but don’t get the finger prick once a month like I used to... that concerns me. I do see my doctor every six months and she does blood work.. I’m otherwise healthy!
Do not be nervous.Follow your doctors' advice.
I have lupus anticoagulant positive. So do i have lupus?
Lupus anticoagulant is an antibody that prolongs clotting time and can be either IgG or IgM or both. Found in SLE, spontaneous abortion, multiple thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, malignant tumors and drug-induced immune response. In addition, lupus anticoagulants may also occur in patients with autoimmune diseases or lymphoproliferative malignant lesions, as well as patients undergoing long-term psychotropic medications, and opportunistic infections and malignant lesions associated with AIDS. If the test results are positive, review it in a few weeks to see if the antibody is only short-lived.
Is Lupus and Lupus Anticoagulant the same thing
No. A lupus anticoagulant is actually not the same thing as lupus. Lupus anticoagulant describes the anticoagulants (the substances that prevent the clotting of blood). A lot of people with lupus have this LA (lupus anticoagulant), but LA is not specific for lupus. It can also occur in patients with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS).
Does treatment for a Lupus Anticoagulant heart attack due to blood clots require removing the clots. I was treated with heparin and heart meds but I sometimes feel I still have blood clots because I sometimes have mild prick-like pain in my chest.
Hi Anita, the prick-like pain isn't a typical symptom of blood clot. Blood clot, when blocking the artery, causes pain more like pressing & squeezing pain.
hi my name is Yvonne Wright i have Lupus. they found 2 small blood clots on my lungs. started me on Eliquis for 6 months. now i have done a factor five blood test to see if its still there. I'M lost with all of this, because I've heard nothing from my doctors. I'm very concerned
Eliquis works well on blood clots, your doctor may concern about reoccurrence thus he let you keep taking it. The blood clot come reoccur, and once you take Eliquis you can't stop suddenly.
I was just told by a hematologists Dr that only Coumadin works for this issue. I was on Eliquis before I knew what this disease was. I then was put on Xaralto. However, when the test came back positive I was told that Coumadin treatment is better that the Xaralto and Eliquis. Going to test again to see if I get another positive test. If I do then it’s back to Coumadin.