Factor V Leiden

Patient

Q: Hello i am a 24 year old female with a mother who has had two blood clots in her life, so my Gyno was prompted to test me for clotting disorders before my husband and I started trying for a family. The tests returned that I was positive for Factor V Leiden but my Protien S and Protien C levels were within the normal range. My labs returned that I had a Single R506Q Mutation Identified (Heterozygote). My Gyno was very concerned for me and suggested seeing a high risk pregnancy doctor before planning to get pregnant. While trying to get in with my family doctor my dad (who is a pharmasist) asked some of his doctor friends and showed them my labs. They said there is nothing to be concerned about or worried with since my protien levels were fine. This conflicts with the information my Gyno provided me with and the research I have done. Could you please clear up my confusion and let me know what I need to be concerned about and what risks are associated with this finding espically risks during and when trying to become pregnant.
Thank you!

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