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hi can any one help had loads of bloods done which are all ok except protein c level was high should range between 65-150 and it was 149.8 not really sure what it means i am txing in athens and carn't really understand what the dr is explaining he said i would just take asprin with next tx.
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Hi Poppy

I have had similiar tests done for failed implantation.

I think the protein c being high will make you more prone to thrombosis (thrombophilia) ; the opposite to heamophilia.

Aspirin increases clotting time and will reduce likelihood for thrombosis.

How this affects ttc I am not sure!

Hope this may help.

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Hi everyone,

Poopy -  Am a bit confused with your diagnosis as your quoted Protein C level appears to be within the normal lab ranges you have quoted.  It seems that is high end of normal but not abnormal?

It is having LOW levels of protein C that is related to thrombophilia and increased clotting potential not if they are too high.

I am not sure what the significance of too high levels are but have never heard of this being associated with clotting.

Aspirin may be indicated only for certain clotting disorders.  It certainly should not be a blanket prescription for any suspected thrombophilia as it may in some cases adversely affect implantation.  You really need a diagnosis and medical advice before taking aspirin.  Many specialists advise you only start it on a bfp.  You also need to know which clotting factor you are taking it for in order to know when it is safe to stop during a pregnancy as it can be dangerous to discontinue it if it is required for anticoagulation.

Activated Protein C Resistance (Low Protein C) may be an indication of Factor V Leiden which is a genetically inherited  thrombophilia.

Best of luck,

Daisy
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I deleted my post as it was incorrectamundo! Thanks to Daisy I now know!
 

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hi girls thanks for your replies,i have spoke to my consultant and he said even though my levels are at the top end they are still within range but he may consider low dose asprin just as a procaution,at the end of the day i will go with what he recommends is the best thing to do.
many thanks poopy.xx
 
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