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Doctor insights on: Can I Fly With A Blood Clot

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Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

Maybe: Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem. ..Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

What is the connection the link between the blood clot (thrombosis) and flying?

Multiple.: There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot (hypercoagulabe state). Stasis occurs with long trips or immobility due to illness or casts. Injuries to the vein wall can occur with trauma from something within the vein or external to it. Hypercoagulable- increased risk of clotting -genetic/acquired. ...Read more

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4 weeks post breaking 5th metatarsal and still NWB, and next week I am supposed to fly 4 hours. Is this okay or should I be worry about blood clots?

4 weeks post breaking 5th metatarsal and still NWB, and next week I am supposed to fly 4 hours. Is this okay or should I be worry about blood clots?

No worry: A fracture 4 weeks ago should not affect your risk for clot formation. Keep hydrated by drinking water, and you may take an aspirin an hour or so before flight. Keep your legs moving even when you are sitting. You may consult this article for foot exercises in the plane.
http://traveltips. Usatoday. Com/exercises-sitting-airplane-105688.html
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I am curious if diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly?

I am curious if diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly?

If anticoagulated: You may do anything your doctor permits when under anticoagulation. My feeling is that flying is ok, since clot formaiton (which has a higher likelihood when sitting for a long time) is being inhibited by the anticoagulation. Other doctors may feel otherwise, however, and you should check with your own medical provider. ...Read more

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If diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly cross country?

If diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly cross country?

Venous thrombosis: If you were diagnosed with dvt, deep venous thrombosis aka ckot in leg, the concern is clot breaking loose from leg and traveling to your lung. Once diagnosed and on treatment this risk of pulmonary embolism drops. After a week, you can air travel. Stay hydrated, wear compression devices and continue your rherapy. ...Read more

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Just got a 1st or 2nd degree ice burn. Does this increase likelihood of blood clots? Flying across the country tomorrow.

Just got a 1st or 2nd degree ice burn. Does this increase likelihood of blood clots? Flying across the country tomorrow.

DVT and clot prevent: No - a mild burn from ice should not increase your risk of blood clots. Make sure you take time to move your legs during the flight, and walk up and down the aisle 3 times or so. That should help.

When people are really concerned about their risk of DVTs on a long plane ride, it may help them to take a baby aspirin before their flight, assuming there is no contraindication. ...Read more

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8weeks preg, Rh negative, scan showed blood clot, not told size, no advice given, can I fly, due to go on hol in 3 weeks?

Probably OK: By, "clot" do you mean a subchorionic bleed? A small bleed is not unusual and flying probably won't make a difference one way or another. Most subchorionic bleeds will resolve on their own. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Blood clots: Are generally caused by inactivity or lack of movement. Swelling could contribute or increase risk. So can obesity, taking oral contraception, smoking and pregnancy. If you get up and walk around, keep the foot in motion this would decrease any risk. One could also wear anti embolism stockings. ...Read more

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8weeks preg, Rh negative, told have blood clot, what's diff between clot and sub chorionic haematoma, worried, can I fly with either?

No difference: A sub-chorionic hematoma is a blood clot between the pregnancy sac and the lining of the uterus. 3% of pregnant patients have this condition. There is a higher rate of miscarriage. There is a possibility of miscarriage at 8 weeks even among patients without a sub-chorionic hematoma, so do not fly or take any long trips until ultrasound shows the hematoma has resolved and your doctor says it's ok. ...Read more

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I was on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months for jugular blood clot and was taken off. Ultrasound shows it is still there. Is it okay to fly?

I was on Coumadin (warfarin) for 6 months for jugular blood clot and was taken off. Ultrasound shows it is still there. Is it okay to fly?

Vascular surgeon: I feel strongly that a vascular surgeon who knows all the findings in your case should be the one to answer this important question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly (air travel) while having a blood clot in the right leg while taking daily doses of warfarin?

Yes, as long: As the Coumadin (warfarin) is properly regulated and the clot is not "fresh". The immobility associated with cramped aircraft is a risk worsening of the clot. ...Read more

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We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?

We (my family) are going to disney world in two weeks. My ten year old has a blood clot in her left jugular vein is it safe to fly and go on rides?

Blood clot: I wouldn't chance it. The clot could break loose and cause major problems. However, check with your doctor and get his opinion. ...Read more

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I fell in February of this year and got a really big bruise on my upper thigh. I can still see it slightly on my leg. I'm flying to the US in October. Do I need to worry about the bruise and blood clots with such a long flight?

I fell in February of this year and got a really big bruise on my upper thigh. I can still see it slightly on my leg. I'm flying to the US in October. Do I need to worry about the bruise and blood clots with such a long flight?

No: The bruise itself would be unrelated to the development of a deep vein thrombosis. Taking a long flight can be a risk factor for getting a clot. I would not worry about it, I would just make sure you get up or at least do foot pumps every 30 minutes and consider taking an aspirin twice a day if there is no medical contraindication. ...Read more

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What natural remedy to prevent blood clots in the lungs, since I'm flying to new zealand?

Nattokinase/Vit E &: There is significant risk of blood clots in the legs on long flights, which can travel to the lungs. Walking some every hour or two should help. Drink lots of fluids. Wobenzym, vitalzym, nattokinase & lumbrokinase are the most effective natural blood thinners (any one of these is adequate). Other supplements that prevent clots include vitamin e, garlic, ginger and turmeric/curcumin. Have a good trip! ...Read more

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Last time I was in decent on plane, terrible pain in forehead and had blood, clots in throat next morning, am I safe to fly again? Is it sinusitis?

Last time I was in decent on plane, terrible pain in forehead and had blood, clots in throat next morning, am I safe to fly again? Is it sinusitis?

Pressure change: What you experienced was likely due to change in cabin pressure. The symptoms need not recur. Try to stay well hydrated during flight as the air in the plane is dry. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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Last time I was descending on plane, terrible pain in forehead and had blood/clots in throat next morning, am I safe to fly again? Is it sinusitis?

Last time I was descending on plane, terrible pain in forehead and had blood/clots in throat next morning, am I safe to fly again? Is it sinusitis?

Probably: This is consistent with sinusitis which may have been subacute or chronic in your case. A cat scan of your paranasal sinuses would be able to diagnose these and, if present, could be cleared with proper antibiotic treatment. If you have suggestive symptoms, see your physician or otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Blood clots in legst

Blood clots in legst

DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-based birth control, have had recent major surgery or traveled extensively w/o much movement eg transoceanic flight. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can loosen & move to lungs where they're deadly eg pulmonary embolism. Go to ER immediately for treatment ...Read more

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What makes blood clot?

What makes blood clot?

Clotting factors: Liver makes specific proteins called clotting factors which when stimulated with injury to a blood vessel (cut, blunt trauma) results in a domino effect and blood clots to seal the bleeding vessels. Some have a genetic lack of certain factors which make them bleed, or others more susceptible to forming blood clots. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot pop?

Can a blood clot pop?

Dislodge: A blood clot can dislodge and travel through the venous or arterial blood system, wreaking havoc on organs such as the lungs or the brain. ...Read more

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How can a blood clot form?

Natural process: Your blood contains platelets as well as clotting factors made by your liver. When there is an injury in the blood vessels as well as when there is relative absence of blood flow, the clotting factors and platelets thicken the blood producing the clot. ...Read more

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What does blood clots mean?

What does blood clots mean?

"Blocked Pipes": Blood contains proteins which cause the blood to congeal when outside of blood vessels. This can be life-saving following trauma but can be life-threatening if the clotting mechanism is activated inside a blood vessel, leading to the obstruction of flow to the brain (stroke), heart muscles (mi), or lungs (pulmonary emboli), to name a few. Rx hinges on opening the blockage asap+/-blood thinners. ...Read more

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How does a blood clot break?

Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously. ...Read more

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How to deal with blood clot?

How to deal with blood clot?

Type?: You don't describe the clot - a DVT may need anti-coagulants, while a superficial venous clot will not. Arterial clots, or cardiac clots will also need treatment, Cosmetic clots (derm) will resolve on their own. Will try to answer more detail if you can offer more information ...Read more

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Blood clot in both shoulders?

Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe the symptoms. ...Read more