Thrombophilia and infertility

Thrombophilia is an increasingly common problem. It affects many people and triggers very serious consequences for ailments and diseases that could be mild if you did not suffer from this condition. But how are thrombophilia and infertility related?

These blood clots in the veins can be closely related to the inability on having children. Here we explain how to know how likely it is that you will develop thrombosis during your life, how your fertility is related, how to reduce risks, among many other things.

What is thrombosis.

As The World Thrombosis explains, thrombophilia is a condition where the blood clots very easily and these do not dissolve. This condition can be acquired, appearing after birth, or inherited.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the main symptoms to detect if we suffer from this condition in one of our legs are:

  • Swelling of the affected limb.
  • Pain that feels like a leg cramp.
  • Lack of color or high redness
  • Sensation of warmth in the leg that is affected

If it presents as a pulmonary embolism, the symptoms are:

  • Coughing up blood
  • Lightheadedness, fainting, or feeling lightheaded
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Discomfort or pain that increases when you take a deep breath or when you cough
  • Very fast pulse
  • Heavy breathing


Infertility is the inability to get pregnant despite frequent intercourse without using any type of protection. Thrombosis may be closely related to this cause.

It is not known whether women are genetically more likely to have thrombi, but it is true that it is a disease that affects women much more. This may be due to the fact that women have a different life cycle, menstruate, have the possibility of becoming pregnant, undergo menopause, etc.

The major cause of female infertility is genetic. Just the second is related to thrombosis, according to The Hopkins Medicine Organization, up to 30% of the causes of female infertility could be related to this disease. Not only due to thrombosis in the mother, but also during pregnancy, in the placenta, thrombi can be generated that affect the normal development of the fetus.

For this reason, if you are thinking of becoming pregnant, it is essential that you know how likely it is that you will generate thrombosis. Right here you can find out by doing this test with Medmesafe. Also, if you want to get pregnant, there is a test that allows you to know your ovarian reserve so far. And determine how you would respond to assisted reproduction treatments such as in vitro fertilization or artificial insemination, right here.


Finally, regardless of whether you want to get pregnant, it is very important to know how vulnerable we are and how likely it is that we will develop thrombosis during our lives because, as we had mentioned, it is a disease that can greatly aggravate other minor ailments. If you think you may suffer from this condition, do not hesitate to take the test and, if you get a high result, check with your doctor what changes you can make in your life to mitigate this risk.

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