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I Will Be Sleeping On A Plane For 6 Hours How Can I Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis
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
How long should I wear compression socks while on an airplane. I am 73 years old with a history of deep vein thrombosis.?
Two years: After any DVT the recommendation is to wear a compression stocking 30-40 mmhg for two years. I think for your age and medical history of DVT , you should always wear the compression stocking for any kind of travel for more than an hour for the rest of your life. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Is it large? Did he suffer trauma? When did it occur? How is he clinically? These are important to know. ...Read more
I am a flight attendant and had a craniotomy to remove an epidural hematoma. How long before i can fly again? How will pressurization affect my head?
Usually a month: Though there is no absolute correct answer, but generally a month should be safe in many situations. Your neurosurgeon is the only one who can tell you the best answer for your particular situation. Note that if there neurological problems from having the epidural bleed, the length of time out of work could be longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got pain on both legs that dont let me sleep for about 2 weeks now,no bruising or red,im a 24yrold male,can it be deep vein thrombosis? Help asap :(
I'm terrified the pill is going to give me thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, how can I prevent this?
Oral BCP AND DVT: There is a correlation between taking oral BCP'S and both the development of DVT and spider veins.Other factors include family history, weight and fitness level. There is no fool proof way to guarantee that you will not develop either spider veins or DVT, however,the risk of DVT is low. If you stay fit, keep the weight down and see your physician for any vein problems you will keep the risk low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a tummy tuck cause deep vein thrombosis? I've been told that deep vein thrombosis can happen during or after a tummy tuck. Is this true, and if so, why? How is it prevented?
Virchow's triad: The tummy tuck itself does not cause the clot but the stasis ( lack of movement) associated with being still under general anesthesia or in the post-operative period. To minimize this using foot pumps during surgery with compression stocking as well as encouraging movement after surgery is prescribed. Blood thinners may be used for high risk patients but not typically advised. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
If I usually sleep through flights, is there anyway to prevent the problems I have with ear pain on these long flights?
Awaken for landing: The ear issue on flights occurs when the pressurized plane begins to descend to ground level. Air was pushed out of your middle ear space at high altitude balancing the altitude change on your system. As you return to ground level, you need to be awake to yawn, chew gum or otherwise straighten your eustacian tube so air can re-enter your middle ear & equalize the changing pressure.Pain should stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When lying in bed during the day, how often must i get up? & how long can I stand up. What exercise to do? I have clot in sural vein from foot op.
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Back of my knee hurts everytime i travel long hours sitting in a bus, can you tell me what can be the. Reason and remedy?
Not sure but..: One possible explanation is blood clots. These can form in the legs if people are traveling by bus or plane and sitting without moving for extended periods of time. Of course, it could also be muscle/skeletal discomfort due to position. Blood clots are more common in one leg and can also have leg swelling, redness, a 'cord' that can be felt behind the knee. ...Read more
I will be traveling by plane soon, and I will be 28 weeks pregnant do you recommend compression socks for the trip? It's only a 3hrs flight. 26yrs old
No compression socks: Compression socks are generally a pain: to get on, to wear for a period of time, and then to get off. For a three hour flight, using compression socks is not necessary. Try and do some of the exercises listed in the in flight magazine, or at least get up to walk once during the flight (I'm sure you'll need to use the bathroom :) ). Of course I am assuming you have no history of a blood clot. ...Read more
Deep vein thrombosis with blood clot in leg vein in pregnancy. How long do I need to take medicine for it?
3 months: I would recommend that you are treated for a minimum of 3 months post pregnancy with anti-coagulation. You should also wear your compression stockings for 2 to 3 years. This can decrease your risk of developing post thrombotic syndrome which is when the valves in the deep veins do not work and you have chronic swelling and pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear is a bit clogged. Going on plane for 11 hours, and want to do micro suction. How much time should I leave before micro suction after flight?
Clogged ear: It doesn't matter, De wax or de clogg your ears before the flight as change in altitude can cause further pressure. ...Read more
I have a DVT in right thigh area im on ckexane injections i will be on anticiagulants for life. Am i safe to walk swim etc or should I rest leg?
I get scelotherapy on my legs 3 times a year for 25 years now. Can this prevent or promote thrombosis?
Possibly: Everyone is different regarding their sleep needs and patterns. It is possible that you might be able to adapt to such a schedue. On the other hand, you may be too fatigued and never be able to do so. Normally, people need 7-8 hours for restorative sleep. You may be different. You will know. ...Read more
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