Blood clots

Blood clots are part of the normal healing process, whereby the body repairs damage using platelets to avoid bleeding. Blood clots are common in injury or surgery, and anti-clotting medications are often used before or after surgery to reduce the risk of serious clots. Other diseases that may cause ...

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Normally, if you get hurt, your body forms a blood clot to stop the bleeding. Some people get too many clots or their blood clots abnormally. Many conditions can cause the blood to clot too much or prevent blood clots from dissolving properly. Risk factors for excessive blood clotting include ...1

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Causes of Blood clots

Sometimes arterial thrombosis can be due to a condition that makes your blood more likely to clot, such as atrial fibrillation or antiphospholipid syndrome. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Diagnosis of Blood clots

Diagnosing thrombophilia If you develop a blood clot, you may be tested for thrombophilia a few weeks or months later. A blood sample is taken to look for chemical imbalances. You may be referred to a specialist in diagnosing and ...3

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Causes List for Blood clots

Possible causes of Blood clots (or similar symptoms) may include:4

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Prevention of Blood clots

Reduce your risk of arterial thrombosis It's not possible to prevent blood clots entirely, but you can reduce your risk by lowering your risk of atherosclerosis. The main things you can do are:

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References

  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): medlineplus.gov/ bloodclots.html
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ arterial-thrombosis/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ thrombophilia/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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