APLA test is a blood test used to detect antiphospholipid antibodies. These antibodies are found in patients with abnormal blood clots and autoimmune diseases. Antiphospholipid antibodies are closely associated with antiphospholipid syndrome, which is an autoimmune condition where blood clots abnormally.
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Query: Hello doctor, I underwent an in vitro fertilization (IVF), and it was a failure. In the last two years, I have never conceived, and just before the IVF test, I was told I am APLA positive with an anti-beta-2-glycoprotein IgM value of 105.2mg/dL. I have been prescribed tablets HCQ 200 mg, Ecosprin 75... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. APLA (antiphospholipid antibody) test basically diagnoses certain antibodies which stop the embryo from growing. This is basically a bi-chemical test, and since you have undergone one IVF (in vitro fertilization), I would like to know whether your both tubes are open,... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had a positive ANA 320 but no symptoms. I went to a rheumatologist who did further blood tests. The only test that is positive was RVV, normalized ratio at 1.28. What does this mean? Should I be concerned? Please advise. I am currently on Zoloft, Inderal, Valdoxan. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post and investigations simple ANA (antinuclear antibody) positive have a little significance and RVV ratio has no significance because the primary screening test is normal so you can relax, however, a watch every six months urine examination and... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I had two chemical pregnancies this year, and I am childless. Due to my age, I decided to investigate more. The thrombophilia panel test results recommended me to see a hematologist. I have positive results (heterozygous) for MTHFR C677T, PAI 4G by 5G, AGT M235... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your case. It seems that you had two miscarriages. So, you have to know a little detail about your condition and to understand thrombophilia. The risk of abortion is none to minimal in normal pregnancy whereas intermediate and high in heterozygous and ho... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 weeks and two days pregnant. I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks, and everything was normal. However, with time, I noticed there was little or no movement, and the baby's movement was more like a ball rolling in a difficult position. So, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound at the thir... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put forth few facts about pregnancy and baby growth. The growth of the baby is progressive, but if it stops at some stage, that amount of growth cannot be regained. Some reason has been missed by the doctor during the pregnancy monitoring. There could be many... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I had PCOS. We have been trying to conceive for the past two years. I have had one biochemical pregnancy before 10 months and one missed miscarriage before six months. After this we tried on our own for the next four months, but no success. We again went to see the doctor and she asked us... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PCOS - polycystic ovarian syndrome women are inherently at higher risk of abortion (due to reasons at molecular levels). The risk can be reduced by healthy lifestyle, proper weight and regular exercise and not by medicines. The medicines you are taking are more tha... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 29 years old and we have a 5 year old son. It was a premature delivery in the 34th week and it was a normal delivery. After that, she had three abortions and all are because of no fetal growth and heartbeat. Currently, she is 10 weeks pregnant. Her recent ultrasound scan sho... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The vitamin D levels are in deficient range and vitamin B12 levels are normal. There is no need to discontinue the pregnancy due to these values. Vitamin D supplementation will help to have adequate levels in baby. I suggest vitamin D supplementation Calcirol sachet 60... Read Full »