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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Probably OK: By, "clot" do you mean a subchorionic bleed? A small bleed is not unusual and flying probably won't make a difference one way or another. Most subchor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No difference: A sub-chorionic hematoma is a blood clot between the pregnancy sac and the lining of the uterus. 3% of pregnant patients have this condition. There is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
43 years experience Pulmonology
Yes, it can: Yes, it can esp if flight is long and if pt isprone to get blood clots eg obese, on contraceptives etc.
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Dr. Norman Bein
50 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem ...Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Landi
46 years experience Phlebology
Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hype ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No worry: A fracture 4 weeks ago should not affect your risk for clot formation. Keep hydrated by drinking water, and you may take an aspirin an hour or so befo ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
DVT and clot prevent: No - a mild burn from ice should not increase your risk of blood clots. Make sure you take time to move your legs during the flight, and walk up and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: If you are already receiving treatment for the blood clot and you are tolerating the treatment well, there is no reason why you cannot fly. Remember t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Odell
9 years experience Pain Management
If anticoagulated: You may do anything your doctor permits when under anticoagulation. My feeling is that flying is ok, since clot formaiton (which has a higher likelih ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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Maybe: If you have a blood clot, are on blood thinners and compression stockings, and your doctor feels that the situation is stable enough for you to fly, g ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Blood clots : Are generally caused by inactivity or lack of movement. Swelling could contribute or increase risk. So can obesity, taking oral contraception, smoking ... Read More

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