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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
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
56 years experience General Surgery
Generally: But swimming, anything with flat or legs elevated may be somewhat better.Dependent legs may be congested and swell.
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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
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
41 years experience Podiatry
Walking: Once the doctor clears you i would start with a walking program.
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
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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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends: It depends on the timing of the dvt. If the problem is new, then you should avoid exercising the involved limb, on the other hand if the DVT is alrea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
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
28 years experience General Practice
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Rare: Dvt in a healthy person like you are is rare especially after increasing activity. Dvt would be related to long periods of inactivity (like sitting f ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Because DVT is : A possibility it much be ruled out and should be done ASAP. If you are on birth control, or a smoker or are obese or have venous insufficiency this wo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Hard to say. Get seen for a physical exam. There may be anything from a muscle, tendon, ligament strain, baker's cyst, or other issues related to ti ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Walking : Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embol ... Read More
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