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Varicose veins are a risk factor for developing blood clots during pregnancy - Buffalo, Williamsville
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
 
 
Adjusted odds ratio of developing venous thromboembolism during pregnancy if you have this underlying problem:
 
 
previous venous thromboembolism - increases your risk 25.8 times
 
age over 35 - increases your risk 1.3 times
 
body mass index above 30 - increases your risk 5.3 times
 
immobility - increases your risk 7.7 times
 
smoking - increases the risk 2.7 times
 
varicose veins - increases the risk 2.4 times
 

Elevated circulating levels of Factor VII, Factor VIII, Factor X and Factor XII during pegnancy increase risk of developing venous thromboembolism. This risk is highest right after delivery of the baby (the puerperium).

 

There are also a reduction in sensitivity to activated protein C and functional protein S levels during pregnancy.

 

The risk of develoing venous thromboembolism during pregnancy is 0.66 per 100.

 

This data is from P Kesteven and colleagues and the article is published in Phlebology 2012; volume 27 Supplement: pages 73-80.

 

Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 716-839-3638 or www.VeinsVeinsVeins.com 

  

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a member of the American College of Phlebology AND a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology. He can be contacted by calling 310-998-5535 or www.SantaMonicaVeinCenter.com 

 

Drs. Raffy and Hratch Karamanoukian have authored 6 books about venous disease. The books are available on Amazon Kindle and Nook books for download.

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