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Does frequently flying cause blood clots?

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Dr. Norman Bein
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem .
..Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem.

In brief: Maybe

Travel thrombosis is a well-recognised problem .
..Dehydration, limited movement and a stting postion all contribute to slow blood flow which leads to blood being made more coagulabel...Drinking fluids, wearing compression hose, leg exercises and walking during flight all contribute to preventing this problem.
Dr. Norman Bein
Dr. Norman Bein
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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, it can

Yes, it can esp if flight is long and if pt isprone to get blood clots eg obese, on contraceptives etc.

In brief: Yes, it can

Yes, it can esp if flight is long and if pt isprone to get blood clots eg obese, on contraceptives etc.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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