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Hormonal changes with pregnancy, childbirth are linked to an increased risk of stroke?

Who is at risk of dural sinus thrombosis?
Eighty-five percent of people who are diagnosed with dural sinus thrombosis have a propensity to form blood clots. Some of the conditions or events that make people more likely to form blood clots include:
Head injury
The last three months of pregnancy
Delivering a baby
The use of birth control pills
Lumbar punctures (spinal taps)
Infections, especially in the face, eyes or ears

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" Dural sinus thrombosis can happen to anyone who has a tendency to form blood clots."

This is the Golden rule and as the brain is confined in skull and the sinuses are small spaces, initially it may accomodate a clot but finally there would be a thrombosis.

When a blood clots sits inside of one of the brain's sinuses, it causes a back up of blood inside the venous system of the brain, preventing blood from leaving the brain's tissues.

So these conditions you mentioned have likelihood to form more clots so there is more risk of Dural Sinus Thrombosis.

Take care and come back to us on further queries.
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Thanks for your reply. I was just concerned about neurological problems to mother after giving birth.
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