Can Anyone Advise Me On Cardiolipin Antibodies

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Jules - October 24

After numerous tests to find out the reasons for my recurring miscarriages I tested positive to anti cardiolipin antibodies. Everything else came back okay. Yet upon consultation was told the level was 18 and would be disregarded as the cause of my miscarriages as 18 is not high enough. The blood tests were taken two weeks after the last miscarriage occurred. Does anyone know what the level needs to be before it can be diagnosed as the cause of miscarriage and can the antibody level rise and drop? Has anyone started treatment even though levels were low?

 

Meg - October 24

I was told being tested so close after miscarrying can affect the levels and lead to them being higher than usual. I would ask your doctor to explain things in more detail so you feel rea__sured you are getting the appropriate treatment for your situation.

 

Erin - October 24

Is Heparin and aspirin the treatment for this? I don't remember. If it was me, I'd just find a doctor who would agree to this treatment.

 

Jules - October 25

Thanks for responding girls.Erin, you suggested aspirin and heparin which i thought too, but the doctors here in Australia don't seem to keen on the use of heparin.

 

Kara - October 25

I believe that they retest in six weeks if you come back positive. It takes two positives to make a hard diagnosis. I agree with Erin - try to find a Doctor who will go along with the heprin and baby asprin. If thats not possible, I would consider self-medicating with baby asprin. A lot of doctors advise taking baby asprin as a precaution even without a positive test result.

 

Julie - October 25

Thanks Kara, i Have been to a chemist and the pharmicist gave me a low dose (100mg) aspirin that is supposed to a__sist with clotting. I'll see how i go.

 

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