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Disease Information : Thrombophilia : Symptoms

Thrombophilia : Symptoms

What are the symptoms of Thrombophilia?

Thrombophilias cause no specific symptoms other than those related to clotting events. The most common clotting events related to thrombophilias are acute DVT (a blood clot within large veins) and acute PE (pieces of blood clots which form in the veins of the body, then dislodge and travel to the arteries of the heart and lungs), as well as recurrent superficial venous thromboses or clots of the superficial veins of the arms and legs. While most research studies suggest that inherited thrombophilias increase the risk of vein clots only (i.e., DVT and PE), some acquired thrombophilias are also believed to cause arterial clotting events, such as acute strokes, acute limb ischemia (sudden loss of blood flow to the legs or arms), and even acute myocardial infarction (heart attack).

A review of the most common symptoms related to DVT, PE, and stroke and limb ischemia can be found on the VDF Web site in our disease information section.

Thrombophilia section was last modified: December 21, 2010 - 06:06 pm

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