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What can I do to prevent a recurrence of a blood clot in my calf?
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: As stated before
And Aspirin may help reduce the risk of recurrent dvt.
Talk with your doctor.

In brief: As stated before
And Aspirin may help reduce the risk of recurrent dvt.
Talk with your doctor.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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In brief: Mobilize
Reduce risk factors walk or proper exercize weight to ideal complete the prescribed medical program for the DVT usually 6 months of coumadin (warfarin).
Get veins rechecked for a new baseline. All your pcp about any clotting disorders. Probably avoid birth control meds. Probably.

In brief: Mobilize
Reduce risk factors walk or proper exercize weight to ideal complete the prescribed medical program for the DVT usually 6 months of coumadin (warfarin).
Get veins rechecked for a new baseline. All your pcp about any clotting disorders. Probably avoid birth control meds. Probably.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Avoid inactivity
Avoid sitting for long periods of time such as on long plane rides or car rides.
If you need to sit for a long period of time, it is a good idea to flex your calf muscles by moving your foot up and down to increase blood flow back to your heart from your legs. If you have been prescribed a "blood thinner" it is important to continue taking your medication as prescribed by your physician.

In brief: Avoid inactivity
Avoid sitting for long periods of time such as on long plane rides or car rides.
If you need to sit for a long period of time, it is a good idea to flex your calf muscles by moving your foot up and down to increase blood flow back to your heart from your legs. If you have been prescribed a "blood thinner" it is important to continue taking your medication as prescribed by your physician.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
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