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Help me plan for 17hr flight. 60 female concerned with blood clots in the legs?
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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In brief: Flight blood clots
Long flights are very problematic.
Clots in the legs can be fatal and may not even present during the flight but may present a few weeks later. If you can travel business class where there is more leg room. If this is not possible then make sure you talk frequent walks, airlines also provide videos of exercises in the seat. Also but compression socks/stockings. Expect leg swelling as normal.

In brief: Flight blood clots
Long flights are very problematic.
Clots in the legs can be fatal and may not even present during the flight but may present a few weeks later. If you can travel business class where there is more leg room. If this is not possible then make sure you talk frequent walks, airlines also provide videos of exercises in the seat. Also but compression socks/stockings. Expect leg swelling as normal.
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