By Kayla Hui, MPH, Nov 30, 2023

Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, MS, MBA, FACOG, a double board-certified doctor in OB/GYN and maternal-fetal medicine, told Verywell that other groups are also at higher risk for blood clots, including people with:

  • A history of blood clots
  • Thrombophlebitis
  • Prior heart attack 
  • Migraine headaches
  • Breast cancer
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Autoimmune conditions like Lupus 
  • A history of stroke

Studies that have looked at the rates of blood clots among people taking oral contraceptives have also suggested that other factors, like having obesity, may raise the risk even more.

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