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If diagnosised with a blood clot in leg, can I still fly cross country?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Venous thrombosis

If you were diagnosed with dvt, deep venous thrombosis aka ckot in leg, the concern is clot breaking loose from leg and traveling to your lung.
Once diagnosed and on treatment this risk of pulmonary embolism drops. After a week, you can air travel. Stay hydrated, wear compression devices and continue your rherapy.

In brief: Venous thrombosis

If you were diagnosed with dvt, deep venous thrombosis aka ckot in leg, the concern is clot breaking loose from leg and traveling to your lung.
Once diagnosed and on treatment this risk of pulmonary embolism drops. After a week, you can air travel. Stay hydrated, wear compression devices and continue your rherapy.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

If you have a blood clot, are on blood thinners and compression stockings, and your doctor feels that the situation is stable enough for you to fly, go ahead.
Hopefully, you are going to do something fun wherever you land.

In brief: Maybe

If you have a blood clot, are on blood thinners and compression stockings, and your doctor feels that the situation is stable enough for you to fly, go ahead.
Hopefully, you are going to do something fun wherever you land.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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