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Do teenagers get blood clots in their legs?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Possible...but rare

Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people.
Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder.

In brief: Possible...but rare

Anyone can potentially get blood clots, but it is rare in younger people.
Many things can predispose a person to clots - inactivity, obesity, hormone replacement or birth control, and many clotting disorders. Many of these are avoidable or at least modifiable. If a teenager were to get a blood clot, they should probably be tested for a clotting disorder.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

Anyone can, depending on circumstances.

In brief: Yes

Anyone can, depending on circumstances.
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