In the past year I have miscarriaged twice before 10 weeks.
Before these miscarriages I had my son without complications other then repeatedly swollen legs. After I gave birth something in my body differently changed I didn't even get a period until 10 weeks after I delivered - which was very unlike me. (I was not breast feeding)
After my second miscarriage I begged my gp to do some tests and she done a basic clotting screen. My APTT came back prolonged 39sec (35sec is top end of normal). This was repeated a month Later with the same result. I then asked to be tested for lupus anticoagulant results as follows:
Lupus anticoagulant screening test 1.23 (1.16 is top end of normal)
Confirm test SCT method 1.1
Lupus anticoagulant screening test 1.3
Confirm test SCT method 1.23
Everything else was within normal range other then:
IgA 3.6 g/l (top end of normal is 2.8g/l)
Was referred to a haematologist, who has done my :
CMPL Exon 10
All normal other then my APTT and she writes to tell me she has not found any anti phospholipids antibodies. But she has not tested for lupus anticoagulant?????? PLEASE CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG! As I'm am not sure what some of the tests listed above are.
I returned to my gp to be retested for lupus anticoagulant results are:
Lupus anticoagulant screening 1.23
Confirm with SCT method 1.20
I would love to hear some opinions on these results as I am preparing for the worst outcome from this meeting. I don't have much faith in this haematologist. I'm thinking that I will have a fight on my hands to be heard and get the treatment that I want for a successful pregnancy.
Many thanks in advance