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After pulmonary embolism, how long should I wait until I can exercise again?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: No wait
As long as you are followed by a doc and take the right medication.
No need to stop exercise.

In brief: No wait
As long as you are followed by a doc and take the right medication.
No need to stop exercise.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If it is not a very severe one, a couple of weeks usually, assuming you are on blood thinners and your blood is properly thinned.
If you had a DVT that caused it and you have residual clot burden in the legs; no ivc filter, you may want to wait longer to make sure you do not dislodge new pes. Talk to your doctor.

In brief: Depends
If it is not a very severe one, a couple of weeks usually, assuming you are on blood thinners and your blood is properly thinned.
If you had a DVT that caused it and you have residual clot burden in the legs; no ivc filter, you may want to wait longer to make sure you do not dislodge new pes. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ask your doctor
You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.

In brief: Ask your doctor
You should ask the treating physician or your primary care physician since lots of factors specific to each person must be considered.
Dr. Judy Orton
Dr. Judy Orton
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