High Antiprothrombin igM?

Hello everyone! I haven't been officially diagnosed with aps, but just received my panel results and am kind of confused.

My back story is, I have birth to 3 healthy girls ages 7,5, and 4. In November 2012 I suffered at missed miscarriage, and in September 2013 my son was stillborn at 32 weeks from a fetal heart attack in utero. I'm now 23 weeks, and at the prompting of a fetal-maternal medicine specialist was tested for aps. I am able to

view my results online and see that everything seemed to be in range but my Antiprothrombin igM which came back at 31. I contacted my doctor and was told by my regular ob to take baby aspirin and we'll discuss at my appt on December 1.

I've tried to research Antiprothrombin without much luck, and am unsure if this high level is a great concern. I of course want to do what's best for this baby's life, but I'm unsure if I should push for more from my regular ob, go over his head and contact the specialist, or just trust that my ob will do the right thing?? Everything I've read said someone with aps should be on some type of blood thinner, but since only one level came back abnormal does that mean aps is not the issue??

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  • Id push to see the specialist! Whats a doctors ego against a baby's life! Much better to be safe than sorry.

    We are not Doctors on here but if I was in your shoes with your history, thats what I would do.

    Good Luck and I hope it works out for you. x

  • Oh and I forgot to attach this:

    bloodjournal.org/content/93...

  • Hi and welcome

    I agree with my colleague APsanotFab.

    Many of us on here have had to push hard to be heard, noticed and treated properly.

    Let us know how you get on.

    Where are you from?

    Dave

  • I agree with APsnotFab. She knows our illness very well so I would also do as she says if I were in your shoes! So Yes, see that specialist!

    I wish you good luck!

    My very best wishes to you from Kerstin in Stockholm

  • Hi, where are you located, if in the UK there is a list of specialists you could show them or insist on being referred to. On this page you can see it. Let me know if you are out of the UK and we will attempt to help further. MaryF

    ps hughes-syndrome.org/self-he...

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