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Is it okay for people with sickle cell to fly on the airplane?
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Mahek Shah
General Practice
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In brief: Flying w sickle cell
Yes it is. Like anyone else on the plane, if you're flying for long time, make sure you get up and move around.
For long trips, there is a risk of deep vein thrombosis so the airline actually recommends you move your ankles in clockwise and then counterclockwise fashion. Like wax-on, wax-off for your feet. That was a karate kid reference if you're a young person and never saw the classic film.

In brief: Flying w sickle cell
Yes it is. Like anyone else on the plane, if you're flying for long time, make sure you get up and move around.
For long trips, there is a risk of deep vein thrombosis so the airline actually recommends you move your ankles in clockwise and then counterclockwise fashion. Like wax-on, wax-off for your feet. That was a karate kid reference if you're a young person and never saw the classic film.
Mahek Shah
Mahek Shah
Answer assisted by Mahek Shah, Medical Student
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