Hypercoagulable state is a condition in which you are more likely to develop
Blood clots in the legs Deep venous thrombosis(DVT) Hepatic vein obstruction(Budd-Chiari syndrome) Mesenteric vein thrombosis Pulmonary embolus Stroke
Thromboembolic states; Factor V Leiden; Prothrombin mutation 20210A
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Hypercoagulable states fall into two groups:
Inherited means you are born with the tendency to form abnormal blood clots. Common inherited conditions that affect clotting are factor V Leiden and the prothrombin mutation 20210A. Rare inherited conditions include protein C, protein S, and antithrombin III deficiencies.
Acquired means you develop the tendency to form abnormal blood clots later in life. Some medical situations can lead to the formation of abnormal blood clots. These include cancer, recent surgery or trauma, obesity, liver or kidney disease, and use of certain medications.
Situations that can lead to the formation of blood clots include prolonged bedrest,
Women who take birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy are more likely to develop blood clots. This risk is greatly increased in those who also smoke. The time before, during, and after pregnancy also increases the risk of clots.