Posted By Beth on April 22, 1999 at 13:03:09
I am 36 years old, have a 2-1/2 year old son and have had 2 miscarriages in the last 6 months. After the 2nd one I was tested for antiphospholipids and related factors. I was told my anticardiolipids were elevated to "10" and that "0-6" is considered normal. The plan is to begin taking baby aspirin as soon as we begin trying to conceive again and continue taking it throughout the pregnancy if we are so blessed. I have several questions about this condition as I have been reading all the articles on this I could find in your forum.
1) Exactly what does a level of "2" or "6" or "10" mean? I.e., at what point should I be concerned about getting myself treated for this? Can I expect my levels to rise such that they might become threatening to my health and should I start having my levels checked every so often? (So far, I have none of the other associated symptoms of ACL Syndrome I've read about in your other articles.)
2) Should I request heparin instead of baby aspirin? (Both my husband and I were devastated by the 2 miscarriages and so I am wondering if it would increase our chances to go straight to the heparin instead of trying the baby aspiring first.) What are the risks?
3) I have 110% faith in my OB doctor and she does specialize in infertility but may not see alot of ACL cases in her practice...is there some kind of specialist that it might be worthwhile seeing? Should I see a hematologist as well as an OB?
Thank you so much for making this forum available and taking the time to help so many people!
Concerned in NC,
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.