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A 17-year-old male asked:

i have polycythemia vera. is it ok for me to wear extremely tight jeans or am i more likely going to get dvt or blood clots?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
Should be fine: Tight jeans is not going to add your risk for dvt- as long as you are active and not becoming sedentary. Follow up with your doctor and maintain your hemoglobin level with phlebotomy.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Probably OK: It is unlikely that jeans can ever create the degree of compression needed to affect circulation, and we in fact use compression to help treat patients with dvt.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
Cardiology 22 years experience
Agree that probably: Ok...Keep well hydrated & follow closely with your physician.

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