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Can I Fly With A Blood Clot
I would not: Not until treated properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a superficial blood clot in my arm from a iv. Is it OK to take my nitroglycerin with this superficial blood clot?
Use your calf muscle: The calf is a secondary blood pump the squeezes the blood out of your leg and back to the heart. Flexing your foot down activates the muscle. Do this as often as possible like your pulse. Elevate your leg just above your heart whenever possible even at night. Put a bolster/pillow under the mattress at the foot of the bed. If the cast is off use antithrombotic (elastic) stockings. ...Read more
Paradoxical stroke: As dr. Santin said, it is possible but fairly rare. Although 25-30% of the population has the septal defect in their heart that he mentioned, it rarely causes trouble when it is there. As a result, we don't routinely look for it, unless someone has had a stroke and, especially, if they are young and don't have other risk factors for having had a stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was just diagnosed with a DVT and a small clot in my lung. How soon before I can take a car trip (about 10 hours) if I am anticoagulated?
Soon.: Patients with a recent DVT (or pe) who are on anticoagulant treatment are at low risk of further clots. If taking coumadin, (warfarin) INR must be at goal (2-3). I recommend caution for patients traveling within 2 weeks of a new DVT or pe and slightly delaying things if practical. Dvt and pe can be serious and time to make sure that the correct diagnosis and treatment plan is in place, is needed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm? I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area. Worry.
Blood thinners: If you have a large blood clot in your leg, you have an emergency that can kill you. The blood clot can break off and get stuck in your lungs. Call your doctor! he can test you for the clot and put you on blood thinners that will allow the clot to stabilize and dissolve. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a small tattoo exactly a year ago, can I still donate blood or give blood to a relative in need with the same blood type?
12 mo deferral: Since the blood bank cannot attest to the sterilization and cleanliness practices of every tattoo shop, they impose a temporary disqualification of 12 months after receiving a tattoo. If you are now >1 year out, should not have any problem donating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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