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Protein S deficiency


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Can a person with protein S deficiency participate in contact sports such as football or rugby?

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Can a person with protein S deficiency participate in contact sports?

In general, individuals with protein S deficiency are able to participate in sports. However, there have been case reports in the medical literature that indicate a connection between exercise and the onset of thrombosis.[1] We strongly suggest you discuss with your doctor your options for participating in contact sports and what efforts can be taken to help prevent the onset of thrombosis. For an athlete, these efforts might include avoiding dehydration, and taking breaks when traveling long distances. The advocacy organization, ClotConnect, provides additional information and resources on athletes and blood clots at the following link. http://patientblog.clotconnect.org/2011/03/02/athletes-and-blood-clots/
Last updated: 1/29/2014

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