A 39-year-old member asked:
If someone had a dvt and pe could they go scuba diving?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: If they are recovered and after close consultation with the treating physician. If they are on oxygen or have significant respiratory symptoms, scuba diving might not be advisable.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
No reason not to: As dr. Hatem said, if fully recovered and having no further trouble related to the DVT and/or pe, there is no reason not to. Do check with you doctor first though.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not if acute: Need good lung function to dive.
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