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    Default Anyone know anything about Thrombofillia? - incl brill Pea n Pod update

    I have had some brill news but lets get the dodgy news over with first.

    I dont want any scare stories but I am hoping that one of you will know a little about thrombofillia or Lupus anti co-anticoagulant. I need some words of comfort really so I dont panic, as I shouldnt of course be stressed at the mo.

    During the antenatal clinic yesterday, the registrar (my wonderful consultant is on holiday for a month - only just gone ) said that she would be refering me to a haematologist as my bloods taken in February (WHY bring this up now I will never know!) indicated I may be at risk of this condition. I asked her to write the name down but she said she didnt want me to panic (so it cant be serious?) but as it was in my notes anyway I did a search today as I had no idea really what she was going on about. Here are the first two links I found;

    Thrombophilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Lupus anticoagulant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I have now decided NOT to go any further into this as it did worry me and since I looked at this I have found myself dwelling on the "what ifs" but it would be wonderful if anyone could put my mind at rest? If its bad news then just dont tell me ok - if I get no replies I shall just assume none of you know anything.



    Righto - got that off my chest!

    I am pleased to report that following the consultants request that the next scan be done a little earlier as she was concerned they had small bellys which could indicate a failing placenta (what else eh! ) they are back on track on the growth scale. They now weigh 3lb 10oz and 3lb 12 oz which means they have put on 50% of their weight 2 1/2 weeks ago since then! I am greatly reassured by this and starting to get (if its at all possible) more and more excited!

    Tammy with the belly that (for those that remember the old radio program?) "sticks out half a mile"
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    Never heard of those things Tammy but delighted to hear Pea and Pod are doing well. You relax and let it all float past you
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    Well I read/looked at the Wiki pages and I'm sure I know nothing about anything!! I think if they were really concerned about something they would have referred you before now - like in February!!

    But brilliant news about Pea and Pod. With my brand new knowledge of twins (DD's are boys by the way) what I do know now is that it's really good that they're growing at the same rate - so well done that yummy mummy! (Wish there had been yummy mummy's when I was waddling around like a whale - it would have made me feel so much better!).
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    Thank you - feeling better all the time
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    Stay at home Mum (and proud of it) to Bluebelle(8), Bashfull Bill(6) and twincesses Pea & Pod (2)!!!!

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    Tammy Love...the only advice I can offer is stop looking at Wiki...tis not your friend!!!!
    I don't understand why it was brought up yesterday,but they are probably just taking every precaution!She says your bloods showed you"may" have it & from what I could gather the not so nice bits that have obviously got you worried are worst case scenario...probably affecting people that have the condition but don't know & are therefore not being treated/observed.
    I also agree with Comfreyfan,if it was something to be worrying about they wouldn't have waited seven months to be referrin g you!
    I know it's not easy...and you know I'm a fine one to talk!...but try not to worry!If you need a chinwag you know my number.
    Sounds like everything is going to plan with Pea & Pod,you've got your little ones back,try to get rid of negatives about remote what might be's & relax!....or else!!!
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    tammy will send you a PM, I work in Haematology.
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    I was wondering where you'd got to!

    Like the others have said, if your regular 'bod' was concerned, I'm sure you'd have heard about it sooner. New/temporary 'bod' may be over reacting as you are 'new' to them - does that make sense?

    Just chill, avoid reading scare-mongering stuff on t'internet, and grow dem babies!

    Glad they're doing well!
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    If they were/are concerned about it, they could/will put you on heparin or low dose aspirin, both ok in pregnancy. As long as they're aware of it, they'll be monitoring you and Pea and Pod, so try not to worry yourself honey.

    Great news about their growth spurt, I think they're just getting into the swing early of having a massive growth spurt in the summer holidays...
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