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Help plz! can sleeping with the head of the bed raised higher cause blood clots in the legs?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
No: Risk factors for blood clots: family history of clotting disorder, hormone therapy, recent air travel or immobility of the legs for prolonged time, cancer, recent surgery, pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease, family history of DVT, smoking, obesity

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Last updated Jun 14, 2014

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