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difference between iga &igm

I am 35 weeks pregnant. My OG/GYN and high risk dr. are disagreeing about my treatment. I have low levels of anticardiolipin igm antibodies. Am I at risk for fetal loss? What's the difference between the igm and the iga? Is one worse to have than the other? Do low levels mean they should be ignored?
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Dear sue2773 - I am afraid I cannot answer this question. This forum is for infertility patients, and my expertise is not in managing third trimester pregnancy and delivery.
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I have high levels of IGM and IGG.  The higher they are the more likely you are to have clotting episodes, so I wuld think the lower levels might indicate a problem with inability to clot.  If that's so, they may suggest a vitamin K therapy to help increase your levels.  I sure hope all goes well for you and your baby.  
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