A member asked:

What percent of people get blood clots during pregnancy that causes stroke or other complications? if i got no blood disorder am i low risk?

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Pregnancy is a high risk situation for blood clots in the legs (DVT). IF UNTREATRD DVT can cause the clot to travel to the lungs or a pulmonary embolism. This is a medical emergency. If you don't have a family history of blood clots or other coagulation disorders your risk for DVT is not too high, however higher than a non pregnant woman. Pregnancy is in itself risk for blood clots.

Answered Dec 11, 2015


Dr. Adam Lewis answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

The risk of having a blood clot during pregnancy and up to six weeks after birth is 1 in 1000. This is 10 times higher than women who are of the same age who are not pregnant. Risk factors include maternal age greater than 35, smoking, significant obesity, long plane flights, clotting disorders, previous DVT, and sedentary activity with lack of exercise .

Answered Jun 23, 2014



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