What are the most common acquired causes for hypercoagulability?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Answer

The most common acquired causes for hypercoagulability are the following:

  • Immobilization
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Advanced age
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Oral contraceptives use
  • Inflammation
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Cancer

Antiphospholipid antibodies (lupus anticoagulant) should also be considered.

Hereditary thrombophilias include the following:


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