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  • n. The tendency to develop thrombosis (blood clots) due to an abnormality in the system of coagulation.


thrombo- + -philia (Wiktionary)


  • Among thrombosis cases, 63 percent also had other clot risk factors, such as pregnancy or a clot-prone condition called thrombophilia, compared to 23 percent of the controls.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • It's already known that they can cause blood clots so DO NOT use if you have any kind of thrombophilia, e.g., if your doctors say you are at risk for conditions like deep vein thrombosis, and people report that their cycles became irregular even after only a few cycles.

    ANOTHER reason not to use birth control pills

  • One finding: Anne inherited two gene mutations from her father that put her at risk for embolisms, as well as a third mutation from her mother associated with inherited thrombophilia, a disorder that increases the risk of clots.

    Family Pioneers in Exploration of the Genome

  • I have a question that may be covered at your meeting: Are most gynecologists who treat menopause now using the low-dose estrogens in patients with a known thrombophilia?

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  • Having a genetic risk for thrombophilia further increases the chance of having a blood clot.

    ANOTHER reason not to use birth control pills

  • For genetic thrombophilia conditions, you can easily Google it.

    ANOTHER reason not to use birth control pills

  • For all people – those with and without an inherited thrombophilia – a number of things can significantly affect the chances of having a venous thrombosis blood clot.

    ANOTHER reason not to use birth control pills

  • During pregnancy along with the change in the cytokine milieu, other physiological changes including insulin resistance, thrombophilia, immunosuppression and hypervolemia, increase the risk of chronic disease

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Gehring NH, Frede U, Neu-Yilik G, Hundsdoerfer P, Vetter B, et al. (2001) Increased efficiency of mRNA 3′ end formation: a new genetic mechanism contributing to hereditary thrombophilia.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • Girling J, de SM (1998) Inherited thrombophilia and pregnancy.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles


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