Hello everyone my name is Jarvis and I am 24 years old from New York. I am a little baffled by my diagnosis because I went into the emergency room with severe pain in my left kidney area and after going through multiple cat scans (angio and regular contrast) and an MRI with contrast they discovered that I had experienced a renal infarct because of an arterial clot. I was also tested in the mean time and came back positive for Lupus anticoagulant and am going for a second blood panel at the end of April to confirm the diagnosis. I was placed on Warfarin and was told I would have to be on it for life, which at 24 kind of freaked me out quite a bit. I also do experience chest pain and shortness of breath, but according to xrays it is more related to a prior lung surgery/asthma (so I'm told).
My confusion just comes in with the diagnosis. I only have had a renal infarct where a small part of my left kidney died and they found no other traces of clotting in my legs or anywhere. Could this be a false positive and a mistake? I apologize for the post being all over the place I'm just trying to learn more about this and if in other peoples experience this is a plausible diagnosis. My hematologist that I have been seeing since I got out of the hospital confirmed the renal infarct based off of the images taken and confirmed the positive test for Lupus anticoagulant. I am just scared too, its a lot to take in in one shot, so I'm just trying to learn more. Thank you for your time.