A 65-year-old female asked:
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my mom was rx with dvt today. can she walk around or will this cause the blood clot to dislodge and go to her lungs?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Some walking on med: DVT treated with anticoagulant meds to prevent blood clots by increasing time it takes a blood clot to form.Anticoagulants help prevent existing blood clots from becoming larger.Sometimes take anticoagulants for at least 3 months.Length of time based on health, location of blood clot in leg, and risk for pulmonary embolism.Can include elevation of leg, walking, and compression stockings
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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