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Some people are born with an increased tendency to form blood clots. This makes them more likely to get blood clots in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and in the lungs (pulmonary embolism). This tendency is due to inherited blood-clotting
problems, which are often related to:
Many of these blood-clotting irregularities can be found with
special tests. If your doctor suspects that you may have an
inherited blood-clotting problem, discuss whether you need testing.
Other Works Consulted
Lipe B, Ornstein DL (2011). Deficiencies of natural anticoagulants, protein C, protein S, and antithrombin. Circulation, 124(14): e365–e368.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerJeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014
Current as of:
September 9, 2014
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
& Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, MD - Hematology
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