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Can I exercise with blood clots in my leg ?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Check with your MD

Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician.
It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are.

In brief: Check with your MD

Generally yes, but each patient should get clearance from the treating physician.
It depends on a few things-- how long the clots have been treated, how large the clots are, where they are located, and what your other medical problems are.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Generally yes

Bed rest after a blood clot is now known to not be a good choice for treatment.
Walking should be encouraged 24 hours after the diagnosis and exercise can generally be resumed within 5-7 days after blood thinners have been started. If something hurts, don't do it and get clearance from your doctor first.

In brief: Generally yes

Bed rest after a blood clot is now known to not be a good choice for treatment.
Walking should be encouraged 24 hours after the diagnosis and exercise can generally be resumed within 5-7 days after blood thinners have been started. If something hurts, don't do it and get clearance from your doctor first.
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blood clots

No you should not exercise with blood clots in your leg until you are cleared by your doctor. There is a chance the clot can travel to your lungs and cause death.

In brief: Blood clots

No you should not exercise with blood clots in your leg until you are cleared by your doctor. There is a chance the clot can travel to your lungs and cause death.
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