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Could you run when you have a dvt?
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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If the acute phase of the clot has passed and the blood thinners (anticoagulants) are stable and in good control and symptoms have resolved, walking, swimming , and even light running may be ok.
However if a clot is recent or the medication is not in good control it is not a good idea. Ask your md about when it is safe to run and perform other exercise..

In brief: Depends
If the acute phase of the clot has passed and the blood thinners (anticoagulants) are stable and in good control and symptoms have resolved, walking, swimming , and even light running may be ok.
However if a clot is recent or the medication is not in good control it is not a good idea. Ask your md about when it is safe to run and perform other exercise..
Dr. Barbara Toppin
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Dr. William Lizarraga
There is good evidence that early ambulation in patients with DVT can help improve the affected leg earlier, even when symptoms continue, but I agree that consulting with your doctor is advised.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably.
There is good evidence that early ambulation in patients with DVT can help improve the affected leg earlier, even when symptoms continue, but i agree that consulting with your doctor is advised.

In brief: Probably.
There is good evidence that early ambulation in patients with DVT can help improve the affected leg earlier, even when symptoms continue, but i agree that consulting with your doctor is advised.
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Dr. Lizarraga is right.
Early ambulation has clearly been shown to be beneficial. As long as things are stable on your medications and running doesn't cause pain, it is ok to do. As drs. Toppin and lizarraga said though, clear it with you own doctor first.

In brief: Yes
Dr. Lizarraga is right.
Early ambulation has clearly been shown to be beneficial. As long as things are stable on your medications and running doesn't cause pain, it is ok to do. As drs. Toppin and lizarraga said though, clear it with you own doctor first.
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