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292932 tn?1209305580

FACTOR V LEIDEN

Just curious if anyone else has this blood disorder.  I had a pulmonary embolism in 1997 and shortly after I was diagnosed w/ Factor V (Clotting disorder).  Well I am 6+ wks preg and I have been on 1 shot of 40mg Lovenox per day.  I just switched ob's and she is sending  me to a high risk perinatologist.  She spoke with him today and he wants me to take 2 shots of 40 mg lovenox per day.  Just curious if anyone else has this and how you are treating it during preg.

Thanks
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281219 tn?1219114914
Hi,
I dont' have Factor V, but I did have a large DVT (iliac vein) during my last pregnancy (2001). The DVT went from my groin all the way to my knee, so it was pretty extensive and it is a miracle that I did not also have a Pulmonary Embolism.

I'm 8.2 weeks pregnant now and am considered high-risk because I'm 40 AND because of my previous DVT, so they are watching me closely. I am on 40mg Lovenox 1x/day and am sure they will up my dose very quickly to 2x a day. I have had friends on these shots and 2x / day seems to be the "norm".

It's been pretty painless for me to do and really no big deal, and for treatment of our clotting / blood disorders it's a necessary thing for both you and the little cookin' bean
292932 tn?1209305580
Thank you for your response.  I was just curious sinc my sister who has this disorder but has never clot just gave birth and she was on 1 shot per day.  I have a friend who has a disorder and she is also on 1x per day.  Look- I would do it once an hour if they told me I had too.  ANYTHING to sustain this pregg...lol...  Thank you for your input
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