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What are the top reasons for getting blood clots in the lung?

17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Leg clots

Most originate from clots in the large veins in the legs - sometimes from pelvic veins, especially women.
Risk for clotting includes: smoking, hormones (estrogens - birth control pills), cancer, family history, obesity, prolonged immobilization, and recent surgery, advancing age.

In brief: Leg clots

Most originate from clots in the large veins in the legs - sometimes from pelvic veins, especially women.
Risk for clotting includes: smoking, hormones (estrogens - birth control pills), cancer, family history, obesity, prolonged immobilization, and recent surgery, advancing age.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Great answer! Wishing youa'll the very best.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
5 doctors agree

In brief: DVT

Blood clots from the legs moving to lungs.

In brief: DVT

Blood clots from the legs moving to lungs.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Arthur Hoffman
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Clots in leg

Many causes; most common is piece(s) break off and flow until vessel narrow enough to "catch" it.
This occurs in the lung.

In brief: Clots in leg

Many causes; most common is piece(s) break off and flow until vessel narrow enough to "catch" it.
This occurs in the lung.
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: More reasons...

I agree with dr. Orr's explanation.
..And some more reasons for clot to form: cancers, infections, chemotherapy, trauma, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and clotting factors deficiency can increase your risk of forming clots in the legs/armsheart/vena cava etc....

In brief: More reasons...

I agree with dr. Orr's explanation.
..And some more reasons for clot to form: cancers, infections, chemotherapy, trauma, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and clotting factors deficiency can increase your risk of forming clots in the legs/armsheart/vena cava etc....
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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