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Who should be tested for high risk of having blood clots?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Family or personal

History of clots.
I would screen young girls who are considering birth control if there is a family history of clots, as birth control will increase clotting risk. Some parents want their children screened because they have some detected abnormality. I would screen anyone who has had a clot in their leg or lungs.

In brief: Family or personal

History of clots.
I would screen young girls who are considering birth control if there is a family history of clots, as birth control will increase clotting risk. Some parents want their children screened because they have some detected abnormality. I would screen anyone who has had a clot in their leg or lungs.
Dr. James Ball
Dr. James Ball
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Dr. Guy VanDell
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not a usual screenin

Typically this would be someone who has already had a blood clot unless they had a very strong family history, otherwise it is not beneficial to screen for hypercoagulation, which is high risk for blood clots.

In brief: Not a usual screenin

Typically this would be someone who has already had a blood clot unless they had a very strong family history, otherwise it is not beneficial to screen for hypercoagulation, which is high risk for blood clots.
Dr. Guy VanDell
Dr. Guy VanDell
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