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What blood clot disorders are common when pregnant?

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Dr. Christopher Powers
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Pregnancy itself

Pregnancy itself raises the coagulability of the blood 600%.
You can imagine why that might be useful if you've ever seen a delivery, which can be bloody. But it can lead to clots during pregnancy that migrate to the lungs causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The likelihood of clots rises if you slow blood down. So if you travel while pregnant, don' t sit in one place for too long.

In brief: Pregnancy itself

Pregnancy itself raises the coagulability of the blood 600%.
You can imagine why that might be useful if you've ever seen a delivery, which can be bloody. But it can lead to clots during pregnancy that migrate to the lungs causing a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. The likelihood of clots rises if you slow blood down. So if you travel while pregnant, don' t sit in one place for too long.
Dr. Christopher Powers
Dr. Christopher Powers
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In brief: Deep vein

Lower stasis and the congestion of the abdomen with the growing baby in utero cause slowing of leg vein emptying and edema.
Trauma plus stasis plus coagulopathies of pregnancy lead to DVT and possibility of pulmonary clots-emboli. There are others but this us dangerous. Avoid excessive weight gain, sitting around immobile, dehydration etc.

In brief: Deep vein

Lower stasis and the congestion of the abdomen with the growing baby in utero cause slowing of leg vein emptying and edema.
Trauma plus stasis plus coagulopathies of pregnancy lead to DVT and possibility of pulmonary clots-emboli. There are others but this us dangerous. Avoid excessive weight gain, sitting around immobile, dehydration etc.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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