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What is the treatment for thrombophilia?

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Thrombophilia is a condition that makes you prone to forming blood clots when you don�t have a cut or bruise. There is no treatment for it until you get a blood clot. What happens then depends on where the clot is, its size, and other things. Usually, a doctor may give you blood thinners.

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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