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Is abortion the solution for person having APLA in the first trimester ?

APLA so family members decided to abort...pls help me and give good answer for my question am 23 and now i was 12 weeks of pregnancy .on the day 5th of this month v got a test report as APLA..please help me to answer my question,deponds on my test report.. RESULT is LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT 1 (SCREEN) 300 SECONDS and LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT 2(CONFIRM) 124.5 SECONDS.....APLA IgG 1.97U/ML and ACLA IgG 6.25 GPL U/ML... is there any risk in my pregnancy?is there is a chance of abortion in anytime? also i had pre eclampsia in my first,my family members are decided to abort my carring..they don t want to take any risk in my pregnancy..they think there is a great risk in it?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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Hi Fathima,

Welcome to HCM.

APLA is an autoimmune disorder in which the body recognizes certain normal components of blood and/or cell membranes as foreign substances and produces antibodies against them. Patients with these antibodies may experience blood clots, strokes, miscarriages, etc. It may occur in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, other autoimmune diseases, or in otherwise healthy individuals.

There is certainly risk of abortion in the first trimester or early second trimester.

Since you had pre-eclampsia in previous pregnancy, you certainly have a greater risk of having complications in this pregnancy.

I think your parents are rightly concerned about you and you should heed their advise and do take the opinion of your consulting doctor as well.
Wishing you all the best.
Answered: Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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if i go with abortion,this problem over with this pregnancy or its continue for other time also... this problem get cure after taking tablets or it continue for my life long?pls Dr. answer my question..
Answered: Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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