I just had a bit more clarification on a problem I have had since childhood. With my recent diagnosis of Aps, i started to question some of my past medical history.
One of the main problems I have is that I was diagnosed with Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease at 7 years old and as such have had 3 major hip operations, replacements and now have osteoarthritis ect.
Perthes Disease is osteoneocrosis or avasular necrosis of the femoral head its a clinical entity in which bone death occurs as a result of interruption of blood at the level of microcirculation.
So my every inquisitive mind did some digging and this is what I found.
"Secondary causes of this avasular necrosis in children include sickle cell disease, APS, or can be caused by prolonged use of systemic corticosteroids "
All these years I haven't been able to put a reason down to my perthes disease. Now I am very sure it was caused by APS. The scary thing is that its taken a stroke in my brain to find the APS, and that I have obviously had it for a long time. I am 50 so thats at least 43 years..yikes !! 😟
It answers why I lost a lot of blood on my last hip revision replacement.
My digging has also revealed the reason for my emergency hysterectomy at 29 yrs due to severe blood clotting and hemorrhage
Amazing. I will talk to the heamotogist speacilist on the 29th of this month and see what he has to say on this.