Hematology/Factor V

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Question
My husband has Factor V - I do not.  Is this hereditary?  Should I have my children test for this?
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Answer
Karen,
Yes factor V Leiden mutation is hereditary. If both parents have that gene then children will be at higher risk. Otherwise if only one parent has the gene then they become carrier. But still they sometimes can develop symptoms. But its rare. Yes you should test and confirm that they are carriers. It will be helpful in future while prescribing any other medicines or performing surgical procedures.

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Dr.Shrinidhi Kulkarni

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I can answer all questions related to hematology. RBC, WBC, Platelet and blood forming organs etc and related questions. hematology also includes blood proteins, hemoglobin and disorders related to clotting abnormalities. So questions about all aspects of hematology are welcome!

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