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.