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Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Horrible sharp pain in leg. Inside of right leg. Comes and goes. Only lasts a few seconds. No other symptoms. Not swollen, not warm. Could it be dvt?

Leg pain: The pain you describe is not typical for dvt, it sounds more like a musculoskeletal symptom. Having said that, one can't be sure what's going on from out here and it would be a safer course to see your dr. And get checked. ...Read more

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Scuba Diving (Definition)

Scuba stands for self contained underwater breathing apparatus when one used scuba equipment and dives one will take a tank with them that eliminates the need to keep returning to the surface this will allow one to stay submerged for up to an hr and perform underwater exploration or ...Read more


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If someone had a DVT and pe could they go scuba diving?

If someone had a DVT and pe could they go scuba diving?

Yes: If they are recovered and after close consultation with the treating physician. If they are on oxygen or have significant respiratory symptoms, scuba diving might not be advisable. ...Read more

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Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?

Had 2nd DVT PE from surgery & T therapy Have lupus anticoagulant On lifetime Xarelto Once clots resolve, can I safely resume scuba diving?

Possibly but : you need to discuss this with your physician, your cardiologist, and your pulmonary specialist. Keeping the blood thinners is one thing, the question is, are there any other medical issues that might be responsive to scuba diving ...Read more

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How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

How long should I wait to go scuba diving after smoking marijuana?

Till it wears off: Since, from what i understand, scuba diving requires you to be aware of your conditions and be careful of things like remaining oxygen, etc, it would seem foolish to dive high, since cannabis interferes with those kind of functions. I would not call the state that normal use anything like 'schizophrenia, ' except in very vulnerable people, but it's not a good one for being deep underwater either! ...Read more

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Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

Can you go scuba diving if you have implants?

What type of : Implants? Dental? Breast? Etc? An answer was already provided from a dental perspective. If you were asking about a different type of implant - be clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on going to high altitudes after scuba diving?

Scuba: For commercial flights FAA recommends at least 24-48 hours between routine SCUBA and flying. If you suffered decompression sickness (DCS) after diving you should consult a military flight surgeon, FAA Aerospace Medical Examiner (AME) or hyperbaric medicine specialist for clearance before you fly. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid with hashimotos swell while someone is scuba diving? If do, what can be done to stop the swelling without stopping diving?

Would a thyroid with hashimotos swell while someone is scuba diving? If do, what can be done to stop the swelling without stopping diving?

No swelling: Diving should have no affect on the thyroid gland itself, would not cause shrinking or swelling or cause it to go hyper or hypo active. As long as your thyroid hormones are regulated, you're OK to dive. ...Read more

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Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can i consider going scuba diving?

Hi. I had two cholesteatoma surgeries in 92/93 and have had check ups since then with no further problems. Can i consider going scuba diving?

See below: Best person to answer that question is the surgeon who performed your surgeries. Alternate would be an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more