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Will a blood clot in lung stop me from going on my vacation?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

As long as you are taking a blood thinner and will not be doing activities that could cause bleeding, then vacation should be fine.
Check with your doctor.

In brief: No

As long as you are taking a blood thinner and will not be doing activities that could cause bleeding, then vacation should be fine.
Check with your doctor.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

This really depends upon when you had the pulmonary embolus in relation to your travel and your residual lung function.

In brief: Depends

This really depends upon when you had the pulmonary embolus in relation to your travel and your residual lung function.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Can be dangerous

The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is.
Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away!

In brief: Can be dangerous

The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is.
Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away!
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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