ANA Tests

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Amanda-NC - January 29

My sister recently got tested and her results came back 1:2650. Has anyone else had results this high? I really want to help her and give her some information. HELP!! She's had two miscarriages around 6 weeks in the past 5 months.

 

JuJu - February 2

Hi Amanda-NC; I also tested positive for both ANA and ACA (anticardiolipin anti-bodies) after my 2 miscarriages last year. When I was re-tested, the ANA's had disappeared but the ACA's stayed. The treatment for both ANA's and ACA's during pregnancy is very similar, as they both cause similar issues - largely causing the maternal blood to clot too quickly (thus causing problems with placental bloodflow). Treatment usually involves, at the more serious end, giving the mother a daily injection of a blood-thinning drug (such as Heparin) and sometimes aspirin as well. In my case, my ACA's are quite low at the moment, so I have just been taking low-dose aspirin during my pregnancy, and that has worked well for me. Given that your sister's ANA's are quite high, I think she would need something stronger than just aspirin alone. The best idea is for her to seek out a OB/ fertility specialist who is used to deaing with autoimmune disfunctions like ANA. I am seeing a high-rsik doctor who is really used to seeing situations like mine, so I know that I have a great chance in delivering a healthy baby this time. The great news for your sister is that if the right medication is taken, she has every chance of having a healthy baby. I wish her the best - and she is very lucky to have a sister like you - going through repeat miscarriages is very hard, but with support from others; well, it makes the journey a little less painful. All the best to you both :)

 

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