• A Blood Clot Almost Killed Me After My Pregnancy. Here's What You Should Know

    15 days ago - By Scary Mommy

    When I was twenty-two, I was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden, a genetic clotting disorder that causes blood to clot more than normal. I was diagnosed with the condition after I developed a massive deep vein thrombosis in my left leg.
    Because I was a healthy, active 22-year-old, no one could understand why I would develop such a massive clot. I didn't have any known risk factors, so my doctor ordered tests, which uncovered the clotting mutation.
    When my medical team explained the condition to me, they told me many women don't discover they have Factor V Leiden until they try to start...
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