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20 hour roadtrip with my family will this put me at risk for DVT or pulmonary embolism? No health risks, fam history or factors

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Precaution only

Just keep moving your legs even now and then, flex your foot up and down, just little things, and you'll be fine.

In brief: Precaution only

Just keep moving your legs even now and then, flex your foot up and down, just little things, and you'll be fine.
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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology

In brief: DVT and travel.

One of the causes of DVT is venous stasis and this is due to prolonged immobility as can occur with long drives or flights.
So a 20 hour road trip could potentially increase your risk of developing a DVT. Stopping every 2 to 3 hours to get up and walk and wearing support hose during the trip would also help to mitigate the chances of developing a DVT.

In brief: DVT and travel.

One of the causes of DVT is venous stasis and this is due to prolonged immobility as can occur with long drives or flights.
So a 20 hour road trip could potentially increase your risk of developing a DVT. Stopping every 2 to 3 hours to get up and walk and wearing support hose during the trip would also help to mitigate the chances of developing a DVT.
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