A blood clotting disorder makes your blood form clots too easily. This is also called a hypercoagulable state or thrombophilia. When you get hurt, your body stops the bleeding by forming a blood clot. Clotting factors (proteins) your liver makes stick to platelets in your blood to form a blood clot (coagulate). Normal coagulation is important for stopping a cut from bleeding and starting the healing process. However, too much clotting can cause problems.