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What is thrombophilia (hypercoagulable state)?

Normally, blood clots are gel-like clumps of blood that plug an injured blood vessel. But if you develop blood clots when you aren’t injured or if blood clots don’t properly dissolve, your blood is considered hypercoagulable. This hypercoagulable state is called thrombophilia.

Many forms of thrombophilia are mild and may never be diagnosed. However, some patients with repeated episodes of blood clotting require daily blood-thinning medication. When not properly identified and treated, complications from thrombophilia can be life threatening.


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