A member asked:

I recently had an unprovoked dvt in my left arm, started on xarelto 1 week ago. how safe is it now to play golf? can it increase likelihood of clot moving to lung? better wait longer for xarelto to be in my system or is activity not a risk?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Philip Schwarzman answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

Usually golf is not a contact sport so it is safe to resume playing. If your game is worse, you can’t blame the Xarelto.

Answered May 28, 2021


Dr. Lateef Giwa answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

I would recommend waiting a little longer before playing golf. When you play golf you are actively using muscles of the upper extremities.

Answered May 27, 2021



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