A 24-year-old female asked:
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I had a blood clot in leg that broke away to lung. i stayed in hospital for 4 and 1/2 days. i want to know if it's okay to exercise a bit?

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Dr. Bidur Dhakal
13 years experience in Hospital-based practice
Depends: While there are no specific guidelines for when to resume the exercise, it depends on the amount of clot in the lungs and the legs (clot burden), how are your symptoms, and type of exercise you are talking about. Basic idea is not to exert yourself to aggravate the lung function when the clot is fresh, and not to let the fresh clot in the leg to move to the lungs. Light exercises Ok if tolerated.
Answered on Oct 20, 2016
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