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Are there factors that can increase my risk of deep vein thrombosis?

There are many factors that can increase your risk of developing this condition. These factors include cancer, being pregnant, recent knee or hip surgery, wearing a plaster cast, hormone replacement therapy, the combined oral and contraceptive pill as well as major surgical procedures that result in a period of hospitalisation or a prolonged time of immobility. Other factors include travelling for long periods via flights or road, and inherited factors in the blood.

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