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Physiological Changes in Pregnancy

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The risk of thromboembolism increases in pregnancy because (DNB Dec 2013)



A Viscosity of blood increases

B Increased hepatic production of clotting factor

C Increased antithrombin III levels

D Increased progesterone levels

Ans. B

Increased hepatic production of clotting factors

Thromboembolism - The postpartum period is the commonest time in pregnancy for a thromboembolism as the puerperium fulfills all the criteria of Virchow's triad.

1. Increased coagulation - The increases in clotting factor from pregnancy remains although plasma volume returns to normal with a few hours of delivery 2. Stasis - Many women are immobilized during labour or the immediate puerperium 3. Damage to venous endothelium

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