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If i have a genetic clotting disorder and contract covid, am i at higher risk for developing blood clots?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably: Some reports on cases of severe COVID-19 in patients with underlying clotting disorders suggest some tendency in those patients to suffer from more serious blood clotting complications and may require close monitoring of their coagulation-related indicators
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Depends: If your disorder is thrombophilia, i. e. tendency to form clots, then you are at greater risk. If your disorder is inability to form clots, that would not increase your risk. Wear a mask, stay away from others, practice hand hygiene. Be sure to get tested, if you get symptoms. If you develop breathing difficulty, go to the nearest hospital, immediately. Wish you good health.
Last updated Jul 4, 2020

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