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What causes thrombophilia?

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Thrombophilia is a condition that makes your body form unneeded blood clots. You can have it at birth, inherited from one or both of your parents. You also can have it after a long period of inactivity, such as bed rest following surgery.

SOURCES:

National Blood Clot Alliance: “The Genetics of Thrombophilia,” “Thrombophilia.”

Circulation : “Thrombophilia and Hypercoagulability.”

The Children’s Hospital: “Thrombophilia and Blood Clotting.”

Vascular Medicine : “Thrombophilia.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 25, 2020

SOURCES:

National Blood Clot Alliance: “The Genetics of Thrombophilia,” “Thrombophilia.”

Circulation : “Thrombophilia and Hypercoagulability.”

The Children’s Hospital: “Thrombophilia and Blood Clotting.”

Vascular Medicine : “Thrombophilia.”

American Society of Hematology: “Blood Clots.”

Reviewed by Gabriela Pichardo on March 25, 2020

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