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Is exercise good or bad for my DVT problem?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the timing of the dvt.
If the problem is new, then you should avoid exercising the involved limb, on the other hand if the DVT is already treated and you are therapeutic on your anticoagulant, then exercise is not your enemy. If you are over-weight then losing weight will actually decrease the risk of recurrence of your dvt.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the timing of the dvt.
If the problem is new, then you should avoid exercising the involved limb, on the other hand if the DVT is already treated and you are therapeutic on your anticoagulant, then exercise is not your enemy. If you are over-weight then losing weight will actually decrease the risk of recurrence of your dvt.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good

Walking and excercise are good after DVT as long as you take blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and wear compression stockings 30-40 mmhg.

In brief: Good

Walking and excercise are good after DVT as long as you take blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and wear compression stockings 30-40 mmhg.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dvt

Exercise is always good But if you are on blood thinners then be careful with weight lifting etc

In brief: Dvt

Exercise is always good But if you are on blood thinners then be careful with weight lifting etc
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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