Factor Five Blood Disorder

The most commonly inherited genetic blood disorder is Factor Five Leiden, this increases the chances of developing the condition of abnormal blood clots known as Thrombophilia. Factor five blood disorder is usually caused in veins and can lead to long term health complications and can be life-threatening at times. Women are more susceptible to this condition during their pregnancy more than men.


Most of the people suffering from this condition may not develop any kind of symptoms. However, thrombosis is the first indication or symptom of this condition and it develops blood clots in veins. Blood clots in some cases may disappear on their own and few of them can be life-threatening. The symptoms of this condition depends on the place where the clots form and where they travel.

Symptoms of Blood Clot in Veins

The presence of blood clots in the veins is known as deep vein thrombosis and symptoms that usually affect ankles, feet and legs may include the following:

  • Significant swelling
  • Pain
  • Warmth
  • Redness

Symptoms of Blood Clots close to the Skin Surface

The condition of the presence of blood clots is known as Phlebitis, Thrombophlebitis and Venous thrombosis and symptoms may include:

  • Redness
  • Pain
  • Tenderness and
  • Warmth

Symptoms of Blood Clots in Lungs

This condition is known as pulmonary embolism and it occurs when the blood clot breaks free and travel to the lungs blocking the blood flow and symptoms may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Rapid heart beat and
  • Cough with Blood-streaked sputum


Factor five blood disorder can be associated with various kinds of serious complications that include:

  • Pregnancy Complications: Most of the women suffering from this condition may have normal deliveries. However, it may cause certain complications like miscarriage, Preeclampsia which is pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, early separation of placenta from the walls of uterine which is Placental abruption, and slow fetal growth.
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): People suffering from this condition are at high risk of inducing deep vein thrombosis. However, the overall risk of developing this condition is very low.
  • Pulmonary Embolism: The blood clots formed due to this condition may travel to the lungs and sometimes brain also. Pulmonary embolism can sometimes be fatal and therefore, a person suffering from this condition should carefully watch out for symptoms mentioned above.


The condition of Factor five blood disorder can be treated with the help of blood thinning medications like warfarin or heparin to treat the formed blood clots.

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