U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 33-year-old member asked:

What makes your blood thick?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Many things: If by "thick" you mean prone to clot, then it can be genetics, medications or hormones. The most common way people "thicken" their blood, however is smoking.

Related questions

A 32-year-old member asked:
How can I treat thick blood naturally?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A female asked:
Why is my menstrual blood so thick, I have to push to pass tge blood?
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 58-year-old female asked:
Would using the drug crystalmeth make the blood [ in the body] thick?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
I have lots of thick gooey discharge with bits of blood on it what is it?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old female asked:
I have thick clumpy stringy slimy discharge with a tinge of blood..what could this mean?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated Jun 16, 2020

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.