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36 weeks and high clotting factor

Discussion in 'Living with lupus' started by Tazzytnt, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Tazzytnt

    Tazzytnt Registered

    Hi everyone my pregnancy is going great I just had a question. I was tested for my clotting factor and clotting factor 7 was high 234 and 60-150 is normal What does this mean I am talking to my doctor about I just wanted to know if any one has any experience with this issue
  2. seashell

    seashell Guest

    Hi Tazzytnt

    Speaking from someone who has high blood pressure and history of pre Ecclempsia in pregnancy and have been a high stroke risk in past, I would say that your dr will probably want to give you something to thin your blood like Walfrin. Although because child birth there is risk of hemridge they may give you asprin instead. Is your blood pressure high? Best to talk to your doctor. Please dont worry if there is a problem you are far enough along to have a perfectly healthy baby even if its a little early. I wish you and your beautful little girl all the best

    Hugs Shell.
  3. Maia

    Maia Registered

    I'm not familiar with clotting factor 7, or it's implications. If it ends up placing you at a higher risk of clots, then you may be placed on heparin (not aspirin or warfarin/coumadin while pregnant and so late in your pregnancy). Or you may be encouraged to deliver earlier under controlled conditions.

    You may continue to take some anticlotting medication after delivery too since risk of clotting is higher for all post-partum women (especially if you end up having a surgical delivery).

    Glad to hear you've made it to 36 weeks - you're very nearly full term! Congratulations and I hope everything continues to go well for you ;)
  4. cinderashes

    cinderashes cinderashes

    Hi tazzytnt

    I don't know anything about this I just wanted to wish you all the very best of luck and say congrats - I hope all goes well. let us know when baby arrives - will be thinking of you

    Ash x

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