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Exercise for dvt

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology 31 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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 58 years experience
Generally: But swimming, anything with flat or legs elevated may be somewhat better.Dependent legs may be congested and swell.
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Dr. Ted King
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 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
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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
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 21 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
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Walking: Once the doctor clears you i would start with a walking program.
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 21 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
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
53 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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 30 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
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
Podiatry 18 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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Calf: Knee pain and swelling differential: DVT, muscle injury Baker cyst, Effusion
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 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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