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Old 05-02-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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broken bones

Howdy everyone!

I have lupus anti-coagulant syndrome, aka Antiphospholipid Syndrome. I broke my big toe last year and it took 4 or 5 months to heal completely and stop hurting.

Now, I have broken my left ankle and left wrist. Does anyone know if this illness causes broken bones to heal more slowly?

Thanks a lot!

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Old 05-03-2007, 08:55 AM   #2
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Re: broken bones

Hi -

I'm in my mid 50s and have lupus and osteoporosis . Since my lupus diagnosis, I've also broken 2 bones in simple falls - the outer bone in my left hand (tripped over Basset Hound) and a bone in my left elbow (running while were socks, so slipped on the kitchen floor). Prior to those events, I'd never broken any bone in my life. Whether the lupus had anything to do with it, I don't know as osteoporosis weakens bones. I don't think my healing was slowed either time.

Now I exercise by walking to combat the osteoporosis, so hope to keep my bones intact!

You didn't mention your age or if you might have osteoporosis or some other thing going on that makes your bones more fragile than usual.

Wishing you well! Barbara

Old 05-03-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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Re: broken bones

Hi Barbara!
Thanks for the reply. I am 53 and do not have any condition that I know of, that would cause my bones to break easily. Also, I think my meds are okay.

Would love to know if anyone taking blood thinner has broken bones.


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