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Why is it that women are more likely to get blood clots on an airplane then men?
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
2 doctors agree
In brief: The real issue
As dr. Mahajan said, hormones can increase risk but the real issue on a long flight is movement.
If you are on a long flight and don't move, you have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, whether you are male or female. Wearing graduated compression stockings (not teds) can help but the most important thing you can do on a long flight to decrease you chance of getting a clot is to move.

In brief: The real issue
As dr. Mahajan said, hormones can increase risk but the real issue on a long flight is movement.
If you are on a long flight and don't move, you have an increased risk of getting a blood clot, whether you are male or female. Wearing graduated compression stockings (not teds) can help but the most important thing you can do on a long flight to decrease you chance of getting a clot is to move.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clots
Not unless you are taking ocps.

In brief: Clots
Not unless you are taking ocps.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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