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What else can increase the likelihood of deep vein thrombosis?

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Your chances go up as you get older. Other things that sometimes come with aging don't help either:

  • Obesity
  • Moving less
  • Heart disease
  • Bone fractures

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute "What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?" "What Is Pulmonary Embolism?" :

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Women's Health," "Is It True That Birth Control Pills Cause Blood Clots?" "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots."

American Society of Hematology: "DVT: Myths and Facts."

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis," "Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (Beyond the Basics)."

Practice Bulletin, , September 2011. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stegeman, B. Sept. 12, 2013. BMJ,

Committee on Gynecologic Practice, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 2013.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute "What Is Deep Vein Thrombosis?" "What Is Pulmonary Embolism?" :

National Blood Clot Alliance: "Women's Health," "Is It True That Birth Control Pills Cause Blood Clots?" "What Every Woman Needs to Know About Blood Clots."

American Society of Hematology: "DVT: Myths and Facts."

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis," "Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (Beyond the Basics)."

Practice Bulletin, , September 2011. Obstetrics & Gynecology

Stegeman, B. Sept. 12, 2013. BMJ,

Committee on Gynecologic Practice, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 2013.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on March 18, 2018

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