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What problems can thrombophilia cause?

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Thrombophilia is when your body tends to form blood clots when they�re not needed. The condition can block blood vessels and cut off oxygen to your tissues or organs. It may lead to problems like deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in your leg, and a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in your lungs). It also can give you a heart attack or a stroke.

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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