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Can cold weather cause blood clots?

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Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
Not really: Immobility, trauma,surgery and other illness, numerous inherited medical conditions like protein S, and C deficiency, previous blood clots and age can increase the risk of blood clots or DVT. Cold weather is not a risk factor.

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