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Old 02-02-2013, 02:39 PM   #10
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Re: Unknown autoimmune, nonspecific symptoms? help please!

The lupus anticoagulant test (you had the sensitive test which is good) is a test for antibodies in the blood that predispose people to blood clots. These antibodies are often found in people with lupus, but also in people without lupus. It is considered an autoimmune disorder. If you have had any previous episodes of blood clots or fetal loss, particularly second or third trimester, you would normally be put on anticoagulant therapy. If you have never had a blood clot, you may be advised to take baby aspirin each day for clot prevention. I would discuss these results with your Dr. and see what he/she recommends. This problem causes no symptoms other than blood clots, so the cause of your symptoms still needs to be determined.

 
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