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Exercise for dvt

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 30 years experience
Yes, after .....: A couple of weeks to optimize your anticoagulation treatment and have the thrombus "mature", and assuming your doctor is ok with it given your specifi... Read More
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Generally: But swimming, anything with flat or legs elevated may be somewhat better.Dependent legs may be congested and swell.
Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Exercise is good: As dr. Wright said, swimming might be better but biking is ok too, especially if you have a recumbent bicycle. Like dr. Accurso said, don't forget yo... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
After the: Acute illness any exercise is probably ok. Vigorous exercise is not recommended early for the concern of dislodging clot with resulting pulmonary emb... Read More
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Any type: Activity is great for DVT patients, and may help with leg swelling. The only thing to avoid is anything that could cause contact or a severe fall that... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Walking: Once the doctor clears you i would start with a walking program.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
Almost anything: The only exercise i would caution against is anything that may increase your risk of injury and bleeding (assuming you are on anticoagulation) -- othe... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Dvt: It is a good idea to give it at least 3 weeks before resuming vigorous leg activity after a dvt. A case can be made for getting. A follow up ultrasoun... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Deep Vein Thrombosis: I doubt anyone with a real DVT would be able to run. But, yes, it would be very dangerous to run without a diagnosis or being on treatment to resolve ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
DVT: Can take up to 6 months for the DVT to resolve. Keep leg elevated when resting the leg. However, i would resume regular activity. The activity prevent... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
IN cases where a DVT is documented, and an IVC thrombus is present, consult a cardiovascular surgeon, who may elect to place an IVC filter to prevent ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 17 years experience
DVT: If someone suspects they have a DVT, they should always seek medical treatment. It can only be safely dissolved with specific medications monitored by... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Calf: Knee pain and swelling differential: DVT, muscle injury Baker cyst, Effusion
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Exercise: Please get checked to rule out DVT and if cleared for exercise consider upper body exercise w/light dumbbells (or even canned goods), yoga, qigong, st... Read More

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