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Apr 24, 2018 · Newly diagnosed with coagulant factors in Blood Cancers & Disorders

No, he told me he was opposed to it, but at the time my pain would come and go, so, although I was disappointed, it didn’t seem to be super important. Now, however, the pain has ramped up and I fear I may need a more long term solution to my back pain. It has completely altered my activities and my ability to exercise. Based on your information I think I will make another appointment and go back to see him to discuss this information.

Apr 24, 2018 · Newly diagnosed with coagulant factors in Blood Cancers & Disorders

Thanks for your response. As I understand it, the lupus anti-coagulant factor is not the same as having lupus. It is an “acquired” factor, as opposed to Factor V Leiden which is inherited. In my case, it may have come from long term use of birth control pills. The other causes, as far as I know, do not apply to me.
I do have the portal vein (liver) blood clot and I have been told I will be on life long Warfarin as a result. There is no follow up scan scheduled by my hematologist because he said the Warfarin is required in cases like mine, and since the clot is contained in the liver, it’s presence is not the concern but rather my tendency to clot elsewhere and have it move to my lungs or brain.
I have finally resolved that this life long Warfarin is going to be me from now on, but my current problem is the issue of combining it with Celebrex to relieve the inflammation from my sciatica. If anyone has info about this I would be most grateful.

Apr 20, 2018 · Newly diagnosed with coagulant factors in Blood Cancers & Disorders

I am a 63 yr old female, active and in otherwise excellent health, who ended up recently being admitted to the hospital with ischemic colitis. A CT scan revealed a blood clot in the portal vein of my liver. Further testing revealed both Factor V Leiden and Lupus Anticoagulant clotting anomalies. I am now faced with lifelong daily Warfarin treatment. My hematologist has removed my daily Meloxicam (anti-inflammatory), taken for sciatica and spinal stenosis, as well as all over-the-counter NSAIDs. I have read that some patients on Warfarin have successfully combined it with Celebrex, and I am wondering if anyone on this discussion may have info. My hematologist is skeptical, but my back and loss of ability to engage in mild sports activities (golf, cycling) makes me want to find a solution.