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How severe does dehydration have to be to increase chances of blood clots? Mild dehydration? If that's only risk factor is it a high risk ?

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Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Internal Medicine

In brief: Blood clot

Dehydration can blood thick and increase viscosity which causes stasis of blood flow resulting in venous clot.
It's not high risk feature if it is the only factor.

In brief: Blood clot

Dehydration can blood thick and increase viscosity which causes stasis of blood flow resulting in venous clot.
It's not high risk feature if it is the only factor.
Dr. Bishnu Subedi
Dr. Bishnu Subedi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Depends

In an otherwise normal person mild dehydration would not matter. In a person with other risk factors, e.
g., infection, surgery, pregnancy and immobilization would increase the risk to a more material level.

In brief: Depends

In an otherwise normal person mild dehydration would not matter. In a person with other risk factors, e.
g., infection, surgery, pregnancy and immobilization would increase the risk to a more material level.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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