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25 year old female going on a long road trip for 15 hours. Am i at risk for dvt? Any precautions i should take before, during, and after?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Road Trip

Hydrate well with water. Get up and walk around every couple of hours.
While you are sitting in the car you can squeeze and release muscles in feet, calves, thighs and buttocks.

In brief: Road Trip

Hydrate well with water. Get up and walk around every couple of hours.
While you are sitting in the car you can squeeze and release muscles in feet, calves, thighs and buttocks.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Radiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Increased risk, yes.

Not moving for a long period of time such as a long plane or car ride is just one of many risk factors for developing DVT.
Medication such as some birth control pills, and other medical conditions (cancer, heart disease) are some other risk factors. One can decrease risk by moving about such as walking, doing leg exercises or consider compression stockings.

In brief: Increased risk, yes.

Not moving for a long period of time such as a long plane or car ride is just one of many risk factors for developing DVT.
Medication such as some birth control pills, and other medical conditions (cancer, heart disease) are some other risk factors. One can decrease risk by moving about such as walking, doing leg exercises or consider compression stockings.
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Dvt

Support hose would be of benefit Risk increased if using contraception either orally or in IUD

In brief: Dvt

Support hose would be of benefit Risk increased if using contraception either orally or in IUD
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
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