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A female asked:

I have leiden's factor v. i had a dvt in my thigh two monthsago. i take 8mg coumadin (warfarin) daily and adjust it per my pt. cani use treadmill for 1 hour per day, pretty fast?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Check with Dr.: The answer depends on the size and location of the blood clot and the chances of it breaking off and traveling to the lung. Swimming and walking are safer alternatives until the clot in your leg completely dissolve and anchors to the wall of the vein. Check with your doctor.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Yes: Keeping fit is important. Swelling can be an issue. If no swelling and no pain, keep it up. Swimming can be a good and better exercize due to position and no dependent legs.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes!: Exercise remains vital to your long term health!
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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