Thrombophilia is a medical forewarning that increases the risk of blood clots. It gets cured by anticoagulant medicines.
What is meant by thrombophilia?
In general, your blood constructs clots to help stop bleeding if you experience a wound or internal bleeding. This scenario worsens if you have thrombophilia, where blood can form clots too quickly. In cases like this, blood clots can be severe and must get treated promptly.
Thrombophilia advances your risk of:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot in a vein that happens mainly in the leg
- Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blocked blood vessel in your lungs
Multiple types of thrombophilia are present. Some kinds can run from families, and others develop later in life.
Standard types of thrombophilia include:
- Antiphospholipid syndrome
- Protein S deficiency
- Factor V Leiden
- Protein C deficiency
- Antithrombin deficiency
Thrombophilia will not exhibit symptoms; in particular, you’ll be able to diagnose it after you have developed a blood clot.
You can seek a medical consultation
If you go through the:
- Throbbing or cramping pain in one of the legs, usually in the calf or thigh
- Swelling in one leg
- Warm underskin around the painful area
- Darkened or red around the painful area
- Swollen veins that are sore or hard when you touch them
Seek for an emergency.
- Experience shortness of breath
- your heart is pumping at an irregular pace
These signs could indicate a pulmonary embolism or another serious condition.
Reviewed by – Dr. Priyanka, MBBS MD Microbiology
Page last reviewed: 04 October 2022