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I'm 28, after car accident had DVT in calf. Taking lovenox (enoxaparin). If I continue my normal activity level, will staying mobile raise risk of clot traveling?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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In brief: Slight chance

DVT can be a major cause of concern of pulmonary embolization.
If on lovenox (enoxaparin) and symptoms of swelling and pain subside then one continues on anticoagulant until symptoms totally subside. If there is any question of embolization one must consider using inferior vena cava filter to prevent complications of pulmonary embolization which can be serious.l

In brief: Slight chance

DVT can be a major cause of concern of pulmonary embolization.
If on lovenox (enoxaparin) and symptoms of swelling and pain subside then one continues on anticoagulant until symptoms totally subside. If there is any question of embolization one must consider using inferior vena cava filter to prevent complications of pulmonary embolization which can be serious.l
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