A 43-year-old member asked:
what can cause a blood clot in leg?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Nancy Baxi answered
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Immobility: Ie with a flight or long car ride, or immobilization . Could also be due to your genetics and a clotting problem.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Ernest Block answered
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
Other diseases: Some diseases make a person hypercoagulable, so there blood clots more easily. One would need to worry about this kind of process as well as cancer which is linked to a hypercoagulable state.
Answered on Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Alex Spyropoulos answered
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood clot triad: Blood clots are caused by any or all elements of the triad of hypercoagulabiliy, venous stasis, and vascular injury. These were described by a German pathologist over 150 years ago and are still known as Virchow's triad for causes of venous thromboembolic disease. These can be patient related such as obesity, medical illness, etc or extrinsic such as major surgery, long haul air travel, etc
Answered on May 25, 2014
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