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A 38-year-old male asked:

I wear a thigh high compression stocking for my 45 day old dvt. my coumadin (warfarin) is at therapeutic levels. can i swim? if so with or without stocking?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Swim without: Swimming will not affect your dvt. Don't need your stocking 24/7. You can certainly take it off in the pool.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Swim / DVT: There is no reason you can't swim while being treated with coumadin (warfarin). You don't need your stockings while in the water.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Swim: definitely just place the stocking on after swimming as the aerobic activity make the veins work harder

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