I have antiphospholipid syndrome. It's BASICALLY (but a lot more complicated) a blood clot disorder. People are CONSTANTLY trying to say "oh so-and-so has factor 5 liden. It's the same thing!" Ugh not really.
APS is an autoimmune disorder, and is generally attached to other autoimmune disorders such as MS or fibromyalgia or lupus.
F5L is an inherited blood condition that only effects the blood. Yes, the two conditions are treated the same in pregnancy with lovenox or heparin injections, but they are far from the same condition.
I had to argue with an OB nurse the other day who INSISTED that my diagnosis was factor 5, and when I said no, it's APS she tried to convince me it was the same. This is the one individual who should actually know better. It's really frustrating.
I have issues from it concerning more than just my blood. I also have many autoimmune symptoms/issues and am in the edge if being partially disabled because of it. (In the process of being diagnosed with ms, but it had to be postponed because of the pregnancy)
So yeah, the conditions are similar when it comes to pregnancy, but they are FAR from the same