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Fair Lawn, NJ
A 27-year-old female asked:

Took 16 hour car trip. stopped almost every hour/never went more than two hours without standing up. and wore compression stockings. risk dvt/pe low?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Yes Long drives: have some risk , you did right precautions to prevent DVT it . At 27 you least risk than some one 72 old. If you are worried go and see your doctor , if suspicious will do non invasive ( Doppler ) study to see the integrity of your deep veins >
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