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Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Is biking a good exercise for DVT patients?

Exercise is good: As dr. Wright said, swimming might be better but biking is ok too, especially if you have a recumbent bicycle. Like dr. Accurso said, don't forget your helmet. As long as you are properly anticoagulated and you have the ok of your doctor, nearly any exercise is ok although mixed martial arts isn't a great idea. Don't forget that you need to wear a compression stocking for two years after a dvt. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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Dvt at 22 common? I have leg pain after my recent walking/exercise is this DVT or normal leg pains? No risk factors or history?

Dvt at 22 common? I have leg pain after my recent walking/exercise is this DVT or normal leg pains? No risk factors or history?

Rare: Dvt in a healthy person like you are is rare especially after increasing activity. Dvt would be related to long periods of inactivity (like sitting for long plane flights). Medical evaluation to determine the reason of your pain would be necessary. ...Read more

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Can certain types of exercise aggravate an existing dvt? Possibly cause another piece to break off and maybe result in a pe?

Can certain types of exercise aggravate an existing dvt? Possibly cause another piece to break off and maybe result in a pe?

Uncertain: There is evidence that early walking exercise can be started in uncomplicated DVT within the first day after appropriate anticoagulant treatment & use of compression devices. Walking daily anywhere between 1-5 miles is associated with improvements in pain & swelling, and no increased risk of pe, compared to bed rest. Currently we lack data on the safety of vigorous or aggresive exercise after dvt. ...Read more

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What are the exercise I should do after dvt?

What are the exercise I should do after dvt?

Almost anything: The only exercise I would caution against is anything that may increase your risk of injury and bleeding (assuming you are on anticoagulation) -- otherwise, you should be able to do just about any activity you can tolerate. ...Read more

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Please what can of exercise do you recommend for DVT patience? Thanks

Any type: Activity is great for DVT patients, and may help with leg swelling. The only thing to avoid is anything that could cause contact or a severe fall that could cause bleeding while you are anticoagulated. ...Read more

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Is exercise good or bad for my DVT problem?

Is exercise good or bad for my DVT problem?

Depends: It depends on the timing of the dvt. If the problem is new, then you should avoid exercising the involved limb, on the other hand if the DVT is already treated and you are therapeutic on your anticoagulant, then exercise is not your enemy. If you are over-weight then losing weight will actually decrease the risk of recurrence of your dvt. ...Read more

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Pain deep in left calf. Developed following a bad cramp during night, and intense exercise the next day. Limping, 1 inch swelling. Is it DVT or other?

Pain deep in left calf. Developed following a bad cramp during night, and intense exercise the next day. Limping, 1 inch swelling. Is it DVT or other?

Needs ultrasound.: Calf pain associated with swelling is always a concern. Although there are many causes, and what you describe doe not sound like DVT, you want to rule out the most serious which would be a DVT. You should have a venous duplex ultrasound. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain starting in my thigh to my calf. Fractured my l3-l5 in my back 4 yeara ago. Relation? Could it be dvt? 28f exercise regularly.

Need more info.: Any recent leg trauma? Pain in the leg can be referred from the back. Doubt your old injury has any connection. Dvt would also be unlikely given your age unless you are very sedentary, obese, on birth control and smoke. There would also be swelling if the leg. Go get checked out. ...Read more

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29/f. Pain behind knee when walking or any type of exercise. Been this way for a month. Now pain in calf just started today? Dvt? N/s and no bc.

29/f. Pain behind knee when walking or any type of exercise. Been this way for a month. Now pain in calf just started today? Dvt? N/s and no bc.

See a doctor please: Typically a DVT will cause discomfort at rest and with activity. The symptoms of a DVT can be vague so it is a good idea to get checked by a doctor and possibly an ultrasound. However. A muscle strain or some internal injury to the knee are more likely the cause. See doctor and I hope it resolves quickly. ...Read more

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I have DVT and varicose veins and I wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

I have DVT and varicose veins and I wear stocking. I want towork out in gym to build on my upper body. Is it advisable? How much of exercise can I do?

Walking: Good if you are on blood thinner. Need to check with your doctor to see if it is safe for more strenuous exercise. Be careful you don't have an embolus to your lungs. ...Read more

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If you didn't know you had a DVT, could exercise be good for a clot and bust it and get rid of it or would it turn it into a pulmonary embolism?

DVT: If someone suspects they have a DVT, they should always seek medical treatment. It can only be safely dissolved with specific medications monitored by a doctor, often in the hospital. ...Read more

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Current DVT on warfarin, bv, lgil, pcos managed by metformin and diet/exercise. Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) after dvt, pelvic pain. Any relationship between all these?

Current DVT on warfarin, bv, lgil, pcos managed by metformin and diet/exercise. Stopped Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) after dvt, pelvic pain. Any relationship between all these?

Insulin resistance.: The Insulin resistance syndrome (ir) is the underlying cause of pcos. This is due to down-regulation of sex hormone binding globulin. Ir also causes up-regulation of several clotting factors, like fibrinogen and pai-1, the inhibitor of tpa (alteplase). Stay on the metformin, get regular exercise and follow a low glycemic index diet. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Family practice: There maybe another DVT you are referring to, but DVT usually refers to deep vein thrombosis. This is a blood clot in the big veins that potentially can move up to your lung causing a pulmonary embolus. This is serious, deadly. Need to be treated with medication that prevents further blood clots. ...Read more

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What is dvt?

Clot in veins: (DVT) or deep vein thrombosis is identified as a blood clot in the deep vein system. Usually in the lower extremities of the body. It basically means that blood has thickened and clumped together. A blood clot can break apart and travel through the blood stream ending up in the lungs causing a (pe) or pulmonary embolism. It is a very serious condition that should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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How long DVT treated?

How long DVT treated?

Depends: The biggest question is whether you have a condition that caused the clot (ie cancer or a genetic condition) and if you had a pe associated with it--those conditions require longer (maybe forever) treatment. ...Read more

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How common is DVT at 24?

How common is DVT at 24?

DVT and early age.: DVT can occur at any age but it is uncommon in the 20 and younger group unless there are predisposing factors such as hereditary clotting disorders such as sickle cell or other causes of clotting such as casts, injuries, prolonged bed rest, tumors and prolonged flying or driving time. If you have had a clotting problem, especially at an early age, then you should have an evaluation for clotting. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of DVT?

What are symptoms of DVT?

Dvt: New onset swelling, associated discomfort
usually preceded by a period of prolonged sitting or lying in bed
also recent airplane travel, trauma, long car trip ...Read more

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Do I have a possible DVT?

Do I have a possible DVT?

DVT EVALUATION: If you have any concerns that you may have a DVT then you should see a vein specialist, your PMD or go to the ER for a venous examination and a venous duplex examination. This ultrasound can prove or disprove the DX from the groin down with over 90% accuracy. ...Read more

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What are the signs for dvt?

5 common symptoms: Some patients do not have any signs of DVT while others may experience symptoms of leg pain or swelling, warmth of the skin, skin changes such as discoloration or redness, fatigue of the limb, or bulging veins. ...Read more

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Is DVT a hereditary problem?

Is DVT a hereditary problem?

DVT: Some people who have blood clotting disorders in the family are at risk for getting DVT as they also may have the same problem. ...Read more

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Do young women ever get dvt?

Do young women ever get dvt?

Yes: High risk if birth control pills and smoking. ...Read more

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What does DVT pain feel like?

Symptoms of DVT: The affected limb becomes swollen and tight. Since its a venous issue - pulses are still present. However, the limb is swollen and tender to touch. It may also be warmer. It will be painful to walk if it affects the legs. ...Read more

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For DVT which foods are best?

Regular diet: There are no special foods to eat or foods to avoid but your intake of vitamin k should remain relatively constant. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have dvt?

How do you know if you have dvt?

Ultrasound: Duplex ultrasound is diagnostic for most dvt's except in the iliac or vena cava where a ct venogram is diagnostic. Symptoms include leg pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How would you describe DVT pain?

How would you describe DVT pain?

Pain with swelling: Half of all DVT cases cause no symptoms. If you do have any of the DVT symptoms below -- especially if they occur suddenly -- call your doctor right away. Swelling in one or both legs. Pain or tenderness in one or both legs, which may occur only while standing or walking. Warmth in the skin of the affected leg. Red or discolored skin in the affected leg. Visible surface veins and leg fatigue. ...Read more

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Could you have DVT and be unaware of it?

Yes!: While most deep clots is are characterized by swelling, pain, and discoloration of the area, a patient may not know if they have other conditions. Some of these include injury to the area, muscle tears, history of swelling or poor circulation. Seek medical advice if these symptoms occur as a delay in diagnosis may result in problems like clots in the lung or pulmonary embolism. ...Read more

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Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

Does a DVT happen gradually or suddenly?

A little of both: The beginning of clot formation is probably fairly sudden. Growth of the clot is more gradual. Initially, when the clot is small, the pain and swelling it causes is less severe and is more likely due to the inflammation that the clot produces. Once the clot is big enough to completely block a vein (especially a large one) the increase in pain and swelling can be sudden and severe. ...Read more

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How to deal with complications from dvt?

See below: The early complications of DVT are swelling, pain, and pulmonary embolism. This is treated with anticoagulation, compression, and pain medications.
Late complications may also include leg swelling, leg pain, and potentially leg ulcers. Compression stockings worn for 2 years following DVT help reduce this risk. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more