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How do you get blood clots? What in the blood decides to clot up?
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Flow/vessels/protein
Clots can form when: blood flow slows or stops, a blood vessel wall is injured or components of your blood support or promote coagulation.
We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot.

In brief: Flow/vessels/protein
Clots can form when: blood flow slows or stops, a blood vessel wall is injured or components of your blood support or promote coagulation.
We are always clotting and unclotting a little. When one of the factors noted above tips the scale there is rapid propagation of clot.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Nicholas Hyde
Additional risk factors for clots to form include long plane or car rides, recent total joint surgery even if placed on blood thinners, pregnancy, inherited disorders of clotting, some cancers, being on HRT or birth control pill, recent trauma and periods of prolonged bedrest or being nonambulatory.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Stasis
Circulating blood loves to "keep moving"!, it also is assisted by muscle contraction and movement and unfortunately a sedentary lifestyle or prolonged periods of inactivity facilitate the "clotting factors" in the blood activating causing clots that rarely "stay home" but travel to distant places like the lungs(pulmonary embolism).

In brief: Stasis
Circulating blood loves to "keep moving"!, it also is assisted by muscle contraction and movement and unfortunately a sedentary lifestyle or prolonged periods of inactivity facilitate the "clotting factors" in the blood activating causing clots that rarely "stay home" but travel to distant places like the lungs(pulmonary embolism).
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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