According to MedicineNet, “Thrombosis is the formation or presence of a blood clot in a blood vessel, i.e. any vein or artery. The clot itself is referred to as thrombus. It is called a thromboembolism if the clot breaks loose and travels through the bloodstream.” The origin of the word is from the Greek word θρόμβωσις (thrombus) which means a lump/clump a curd/clot of milk. Many women today suffer from this disease, and many are not even aware that they even have it.
Thrombosis can be caused by any of the following: