I have had 2 separate unprovoked blood clots. Last year I had pulmonary embolisms and terrible pleurisy and a positive lupus anticoagulant test. The consultant I saw (physician) was dismissive of test and said treatment was warfarin and no point repeating LA test as now on warfare. He said my pleurisy was due to PE and would clear. He discharged me
As a result of my own research and support from this site I pushed my GP to repeat test and refer me to rheumatology. They subsequently diagnosed me with antiphospholipid syndrome and SLE. Should I make a complaint about initial consultant physician who was so dismissive...I could have stared the lupus treatment a year earlier and avoided further flare ups.