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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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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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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?

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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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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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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How soon after scuba diving is it safe to go on a flight?

It depends: There are a number of dive computers or calculators to determine when it is safe to fly. This depends on the amount of diving you have done and the degree of nitrogen staturation. The dive master can help with this. ...Read more

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How can I equalize my ears for scuba diving?

Valsalva: Try: Yawning, Toynbee maneuver, Valsalva manuever, Lowry Technique, Edmond's technique, swallowing. You can see these demonstrated on various You Tube videos. ...Read more

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Is it safe to perform the valsalva maneuver while scuba diving?

Need to be able to: If you aren't able to valsalva then you should not be diving. Over-pressure from too aggressive a valsalva can damage the ear however. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between nitrogen and scuba diving & submarines?

What is the relationship between nitrogen and scuba diving & submarines?

Air: C02 Air Scrubbers clean the air on military submarines. Nitrogen narcosis can occur if a scuba diver is diving deeply. Contaminants are usually removed from air in subs due to air scrubber. I am not sure what the question is that you were asking. If I haven't answered it - please re-ask and re-phrase. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers with scuba diving if you have beta thalassemia minor?

Hematologist helps: A person with thalassemia minor can see a hematologist (blood specialist) doctor to ask about scuba diving. A couple of issues come to mind. One is "how anemic is the patient". If one is anemic, with low hemoglobin (the red stuff in blood), his blood cannot carry as much oxygen compared to normal people. Another is "how strongly is oxygen attached" to the patient's particular type of hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Can an obese person (151kg , 1.85 m ) with controlled hypertention do scuba diving?

Obesity and: controlled hypertension alone are probably not contraindications for scuba diving, as long as you have no other medical problems or any symptoms such as exertional chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Asthma might lead to some problems. How does the respiratory system work with scuba diving?

Asthma will be prob.: The diving medical community is divided on the question of asthmatics diving. The uk, which has the most permissive guidelines, allows people with well-controlled asthma, who meet several additional criteria, to dive under certain circumstances. In australia, it is essentially forbidden for asthmatics to dive. You should consult a diving medicine specialist in your area for specific details. ...Read more

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Why does my head hurt after scuba diving? I recently tried scuba diving for the very first time. At one point, i think i came up too fast. That was 3 days ago, and i've had an intense headache ever since. What is the reason for this, and should I be seeki

Rapid ascent: Dr huang provided an exceptional response, detailing possible reasons for your pain. Having been a hyperbaric physician, i stress to you the importance of evaluation for new symptoms after a rapid ascent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

What is the definition or description of: scuba diving?

See below: 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 work for prolonged periods. ...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