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Dr. Louis Cooper
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Hypercoagulability (Overview)

Hypercoagulability is a condition where blood is more likely to clot within blood vessels as a result of inherited factors, cancer, hormones, trauma, surgery, pregnancy, and obesity. These clots can cause pain and swelling where they occur, or can migrate to other places, causing strokes, trouble breathing, or heart problems.


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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get hypercoagulability?

Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get hypercoagulability?

Genetic: You didn't do it, it is inherited. There are many types of causes. Usually genetic. Your doctor can fine tune the diagnosis and preventive treatment to prevent thrombosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Cooper
68 doctors shared insights

Hypercoagulability (Overview)

Hypercoagulability is a condition where blood is more likely to clot within blood vessels as a result of inherited factors, cancer, hormones, trauma, surgery, pregnancy, and obesity. These clots can cause pain and swelling where they occur, or can migrate to other places, causing strokes, trouble breathing, or heart problems.


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What are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

What are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

Hypercoagulable: Nobody knows if one has hypercoagulable problem or not until episode/s of blood clot in the venous or artery occurs. Symptoms will be related to the location and how extensive is the blood clot- leg pain/swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness/headaches etc. An unusual location or a very extensive blood clots, or recurrence episodes would be suspicious for hypercoagulable problems. ...Read more

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Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

Hypercoagulability - thick blood tests?

A variety: Especially if you have had a blood clot form in a peripheral vein, or lost an unborn child, your physician may wish to screen you for a variety of known, fairly common genetic mutations and an autoantibody group that make the blood clot somewhat more easily than normal. The information's good to have though there's uncertainty about how to treat most of these folks. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should I know about hypercoagulability?

What should I know about hypercoagulability?

Blood protein abnorm: It causes your blood to clot prematurely. Some protein deficiencies lead to this and others are activated by sedentary lifestyle, smoking, oral contraceptives and certain malignancies. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hypercoagulability?

That depends : Depending on the situation and the type of hypercoagulable condition, you may need to be on short trek our lifelong anti coagulation. Prophylaxis, or preventive measures are increased when you have elective procedures. You should be assessed by a hematologist our vascular specialist. Sound conditions are also inherited and may be appropriate to have family assessed as well ...Read more

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What does it mean to be hypercoagulable?

Hypercoagulable: One of the functions of the blood, when appropriate, is to create clots. Hypercoagulable means that the blood is forming clots too often, and inappropriately. This can happen for many reasons due to a genetic disorder or from autoimmune disease or post-surgery or even pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hypercoagulability?

Hypercoagulable: Nobody knows if one has hypercoagulable problem or not until episode/s of blood clot in the venous or artery occurs. Symptoms will be related to the location and how extensive is the blood clot- leg pain/swelling, chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness/headaches etc. An unusual location or a very extensive blood clots, or recurrence episodes would be suspicious for hypercoagulable problems. ...Read more

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What should I know about hypercoagulability?

Blood protein abnorm: It causes your blood to clot prematurely. Some protein deficiencies lead to this and others are activated by sedentary lifestyle, smoking, oral contraceptives and certain malignancies. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get hypercoagulability?

Genetic: You didn't do it, it is inherited. There are many types of causes. Usually genetic. Your doctor can fine tune the diagnosis and preventive treatment to prevent thrombosis. ...Read more

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