Do I have Factor V Leiden?

How do I know if I have Factor V Leiden?

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What signs or symptoms may make you suspect you may have Factor V Leiden. People who have experience in Factor V Leiden offer advice of what things may make you suspicious and which doctor you should go to to receive treatment

There are no signs or symptoms of the mutation itself. Signs and symptoms of a clot are usually swelling, pain, red spots, and heat of where a blood clot may be forming. If you have these signs, call or go to a doctor asap. The doctor will usually test you at that time.

You may elect to have a test done if a family member has tested positive for factor 5 or if you suspect you may have it.

Posted Sep 1, 2017 by Stacy 2650

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