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can you fly with a blood clot in your leg

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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Dr. David Fertel
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
I would not: Not until treated properly.
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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
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Venous thrombosis: If you were diagnosed with dvt, deep venous thrombosis aka ckot in leg, the concern is clot breaking loose from leg and traveling to your lung. Once d ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes, as long: As the Coumadin (warfarin) is properly regulated and the clot is not "fresh". The immobility associated with cramped aircraft is a risk worsening of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Israel Martinez Desales
Specializes in Atención de Urgencias
Blood Clots: If you have had previous history of blood clots and are experiencing symptoms that might suggest another clot I would recommend seeking immediate medi ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
I wouldn't: It is quite common for bruise by-products--hemosiderin, etc--to remain visible in skin's superficial layers; it is HIGHLY unlikely that this affected ... Read More
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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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually constant: Pain is usually localised to the area related to the clot.Usually constant pain, but may vary from patient to patient as pain thresholds are variable.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Swelling: Typically you will have pain associated with swelling. If you are concerned the ask for an ultrasound of your leg.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See y ... Read More
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