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Are blood clots more common in pregnancy?

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In brief: Yes

Blood clots are more common in pregnancy and post-partum, especially if you need to be at bedrest, on a long plane flight, or are obese.
Watch out for signs or tenderness, swelling, or redness that is worse in 1 leg than the other, and report changes to your doctor right away.

In brief: Yes

Blood clots are more common in pregnancy and post-partum, especially if you need to be at bedrest, on a long plane flight, or are obese.
Watch out for signs or tenderness, swelling, or redness that is worse in 1 leg than the other, and report changes to your doctor right away.
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Can be

When one is pregnant or taking hormonal contraception they are in a "hypercoaguable state" meaning that they have a higher than normal risk of forming a blood clot.
Other factors may also contribute to the formation of a clot such a genetics, weight, smoking and inactivity making the overall risk even higher.

In brief: Can be

When one is pregnant or taking hormonal contraception they are in a "hypercoaguable state" meaning that they have a higher than normal risk of forming a blood clot.
Other factors may also contribute to the formation of a clot such a genetics, weight, smoking and inactivity making the overall risk even higher.
Dr. Barbara Toppin
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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