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Could you tell me what are autoimmune diseases that leads to blood clots?

Several! First, all inflammatory autoimmune diseases can increase serum fibrinogen, the major clotting factor-hence they all can increase the chance for a clot, as does inactivity often present. However, two significant diseases are hughes syndrome-antiphospholipid syndrome, and cryoglobulinemia. Blood clots are major clinical features of these conditions! Read more...

I'm confused. Will having autoimmune itp put me at a higher risk of blood clots on hormonal birth control? I thought I have a hard time clotting.

It depends on your clinical status. The finding of itp is just the beginning. We need to know what else is associated with the itp. You're correct sometimes there's decreased clotting. But sometimes we see low platelets with clotting disorders such as the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This is something you need to clarify with your physician. Read more...

Do any liver diseases cause blood clots?

Portal vein thrombus. Cirrhosis (scarring of the liver with irreversible liver damage, from alcohol or viral hepatitis or fatty liver or other causes) increases the risk of a clot in the portal vein which can cause bleeding from dilated veins (varices) in the esophagus or stomach. Cancers including of the liver (hepatocellular carcinoma, which can be a complication of cirrhosis) can increase the risk of blood clots. Read more...
Yes. Liver cancer can increase the risk of blood clot formation. Also, there is an entity called  budd-chiari syndrome, which is a condition caused by blockage, such as clotting, of the hepatic veins. this blockage in turn can cause liver damage. it presents with abdominal pain, fluid in abdomen and enlarged liver. Read more...