I Have Factor V Leiden

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    Warfarin For Life

    I found out I had Factor 5 Leiden in 2003.  I had phlebitis in my right leg by my ankle, I was 36 years old.  The emergency room doctors gave me Vicodin for the pain and told me it would go away in a week or so.  It continued to grow and get worse until I had been through...
    littlefeather littlefeather
    41-45
    1 Response Jan 12, 2012

    Dental Issues With Factor V

    I was diagnosed about 8 months ago with Factor V after my second stroke. I am only 52 years old. However, hind sight being 20/20, my personal history that was missed by multple physyicans reads like a text book for the clotting disorder including history of multple lost...
    dfsincr dfsincr
    51-55, F
    Jan 27, 2013

    Fun Stuff

    No, not really. I had a pulmunory embolism (blood clot in my lung) 10 years ago when I started on birth control. I spent a week in the hospital, a summer on blood thinners, and stopped taking the birth control. I just recently switched to a new doctor who ran the test and found...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2009

    I got a pulmonary embolism (clot in the lung)

    when I just turned 18 years old.. I was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden ever since.. Now, I'm almost ready to have kids but I'm so scared because they say there can be a lot of complications.
    Femkeriley Femkeriley
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 10, 2015

    I Have Factor V Leiden Gene Mutation

    I am a 33 year old mother of 2. I was just diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. (Pronounced Factor 5 lie-den) My 59 yr old mother just had 3 pulmonary emboli in her lungs, caused by DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) A Little Bit About Factor V & Factor V...
    autumnechos77 autumnechos77
    31-35
    Sep 30, 2010

    Factor 5 Leiden And Prothrombin Gene Mutation

    I have ffl and prothrombin mutation. I have lost 4 babies and been over a year since i have been able to get prego. My doc says i should be able to have a baby but for some reason i cant. I am ment to be a mommy. My husband and i have been trying for so long now with no luck...
    Mistyjewel Mistyjewel
    22-25
    1 Response Oct 19, 2011

    Fun Stuff

    No, not really. I had a pulmunory embolism (blood clot in my lung) 10 years ago when I started on birth control. I spent a week in the hospital, a summer on blood thinners, and stopped taking the birth control. I just recently switched to a new doctor who ran the test and found...
    Ozzygrl Ozzygrl
    26-30, F
    Dec 4, 2009

    In the Blood..

    Factor V Leiden its in the blood and makes u more submittable to blood clots.. i found this out in my car accident when i recieved a blood clot in my calve.. pretty much, i can't smoke(which i don't) or take birth control pills.. both will affect me and make me even more...
    iGotMine8 iGotMine8
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2007

    Dealing With Flv And Warfarin Resistance

    I am struggling on finding information on this and my doctors are struggling with finding a wat to treat me. Does anyone else know anything about this? Please....
    shanannie shanannie
    36-40
    May 17, 2011

    What?

    I found out that I have factor V by chance. My left arm kept going numb and I was dropping stuff all the time. I went to see a Dr. and by chance he ran this test. I is scary to know about this.
    katdirc7 katdirc7
    26-30, F
    Dec 16, 2007
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