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A 39-year-old female asked:

There are many cases of thrombosis in my family, including my father. the doctor mentioned a genetic disorder and that i should get tested. what genetic disorders can cause blood clotting? should we avoid covid vaccines linked to clotting?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
The most common is Factor v Leiden which leads to blood clotting. Protein S and Protein C deficiency, anti thrombin 3 deficiency another clotting disorder is anti phospholipid antibody, but that is usually associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Elevated Factor VIII can lead to clotting and is genetic. It is important for you to see a hematologist so you can prevent clotting on yourself
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
But none of these should prevent COVID-19 vaccination.
May 11, 2021
Dr. Frank Amico Sr
Addiction Medicine 45 years experience
Provided original answer
agree, they should not prevent getting the covid vaccine
May 11, 2021
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
If there is a family history of blood clots, there may be an identifiable genetic disorder causing affected family members to produce "pro-coagulant factors" which can be identified by blood tests. Hematologists are blood specialists who can advise which tests should be included and recommend pertinent genetic testing. Once this is clarified and treated, COVID vaccination can be given.
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Last updated May 15, 2021

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