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My mom gets deep venous thrombosis, so am I likely to get it later?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry.
If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary.

In brief: Possibly
If your mom got a blood clot for an identifiable reason, then you probably don't have to worry.
If, on the other hand, she got a blood clot for reasons that are unclear then she should have blood tests to see if there is a genetic reason (thrombophilia) why the clot occurred. If any of the tests are abnormal, then you should probably be tested too since some thrombophilias can be hereditary.
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Not likely.
There may be genetic reasons your mom has clots.
Usually blood clots like dvts are provoked by surgery or medicines, but if not or in certain other situations, then genetic testing might be done. If you knew this information, then you'd be more likely to get a blood clot too, but still this would not be a likely event.

In brief: Not likely.
There may be genetic reasons your mom has clots.
Usually blood clots like dvts are provoked by surgery or medicines, but if not or in certain other situations, then genetic testing might be done. If you knew this information, then you'd be more likely to get a blood clot too, but still this would not be a likely event.
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