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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long do i have to wait before traveling after a pulmonary embolism?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
PE: Before travelling after a pe we would want to have the patient's evidence for pulmonary obstruction cleared as well as ongoing effective anticoagulant therapy in place to minimize chances of a repeat event. The time frame can vary from patient to patient and is best discussed with your treating physician.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

After pulmonary embolism, how long should I wait until I can exercise again?

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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Ask your doctor: You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

If I had a pulmonary embolism, how long before I am able to travel on plane?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
When you feel better: If you no longer have symptoms and the level of the blood thinner (commonly coumadin) is therapeutic. Remember to get up at least 1 time an hour while on the plane. You must also discuss with your doctor before you plan to fly.
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