Conditions and factors that may cause blood clots include smoking, pregnancy, obesity and surgery, according to Mayo Clinic. Certain medications, such as some breast cancer drugs, oral contraceptives and hormone therapy ... More »

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Blood clots in legs are caused by a number of factors, but the most common cause is not being active enough, according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Other causes of blood clots in legs include bad veins,... More »

The most common causes of blood clots in the liver include blood disorders, liver trauma, liver cancer, infections, pregnancy, autoimmune disorders and inflammatory disorders, according to Healthline. Certain medications... More »

To prevent blood clots, maintain a healthy weight, quit smoking, exercise on a regular basis and avoid sitting still for extended periods of time, advises Mayo Clinic. During car travel, stop every few hours and take a s... More »

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The risk of blood clots after surgery is 70 times that of patients who haven't undergone surgery, according to a 2009 study reported by WebMD. Risks are particularly high during the first six weeks after surgery and rema... More »

Pulmonary embolism surgery increases the risk of forming blood clots in the lungs by causing an additional opportunity for blood clots to develop, according to WebMD. The extended period of bed rest following any surgery... More »

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Natural supplements that may help dissolve blood clots include turmeric, ginger and vitamin E, according to Healhline. Regular aerobic exercise can also help, states WebMD. More »