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My father has factor v leiden, does that mean i also have it?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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In brief: Is he homozygous?

If your father is homozygous for factor v leiden, then you are at least a carrier or heterozygous.
Even heterozygous people have about five fold greater risk of thrombosis. If he is heterozygous then you have a 50% chance of being heterozygous.

In brief: Is he homozygous?

If your father is homozygous for factor v leiden, then you are at least a carrier or heterozygous.
Even heterozygous people have about five fold greater risk of thrombosis. If he is heterozygous then you have a 50% chance of being heterozygous.
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