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9 surprising risk factors for developing a blood clot.

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9 surprising risk factors for developing a blood clot.

It doesn't sound that concerning,

but blood clots that develop in the deep veins of your leg

(deep vein thrombosis or DVT) can be life threatening.

1. Premature birth

2. Genetic blood disorders

3. Cancer

4. Traumatic brain injury

5. Birth control pills

6. Hormone replacement therapy

7. Pregnancy and childbirth

8. Immobilization

9. Vitamin D deficiency

Watch out for a single leg that has sudden onset of unexplained swelling, red, hot and painful to squeeze. If you're experiencing these, you should seek medical attention.

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