by sam10 (1441 Posts), Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:36 pm
I guess I am a bit confused, since I received different kinds of information as to whether or not I have any underlying disorders. I was tested a few weeks ago and called to hear the results and the nurse from my MFMs office on the phone only told me that she saw that I had a Vitamin D deficiency, which is not uncommon in the Boston area after a long winter. Nothing else stood out, she said. I asked to have the results sent to me, which did not happen.
In the meantime I changed my primary care physician (just for convenience sake) and he looked at all my data, which he pulled from the computer and muttered something about Factor II Leiden or Mutation. He said he did not quite know what it meant what he saw, but concluded I had it. I guess I need to find a hematologist to figure out what the deal is. Sometimes it is just so tiring to constantly be on top of your doctors, especially if everybody says something different.
My questions are the following:
Is this possibly a life threatening condition? After I had PE I get easily scared.
How is a coagulation disorder such as Factor II correlated to PE?
I find it quite logical if a blood clot forms in the placenta and stillbirth is a result, but this would not necessarily have to be connected to PE/Hellp, or does it? If so, how?
What can be done to prevent any complications, other than blood thinners (low-dose aspirin), and would these need to be taken for the rest of my life?
I read this conditions is hereditary, but nobody in my family has had any complications, as far as I know. Could it be acquired?