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DVTDeep vein thrombosis, see there.
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
deep venous thrombosis; DVT thrombosis formation within deep veins of calf and/or thigh, strongly associated with prolonged immobility (e.g. enforced bed rest, surgery or long-haul air flights); local symptoms include mild to moderate calf/thigh pain exacerbated by exercise, and cyanosis, swelling, distension of superficial veins and tissue warmth distal to thrombosis site; Homan's sign is positive if calf veins are affected; detachment of clot fragment can cause pulmonary embolism and sudden death; treatment includes rest + limb elevation, antibiosis, anticoagulation; differential diagnosis should exclude ruptured Baker's cyst
Patient discussion about DVT
Q. Does anyone have any experience or suggestions regarding aerobic exercise post DVT and/or PE?
Q. Are long flights dangerous? I'm flying next week to my vacation, and the flight is going to be rather long (almost 16 hours non-stop). Several years ago, my 75 years-old aunt had blood clot in her lung after a flight of similar length. I also heard that during flight the blood in the legs clots and that it can cause after that problems with the lungs and breathing. Does this mean it's dangerous for me to fly? Should I change my ticket to shorter connection flights?
Q. How can I prevent blood clots? I am 45 years old and am supposed to go on a business trip overseas. The flight itself is 12 hours long and then I have to continue traveling by bus. Could this cause me to have blood clots? If so, how can I prevent it?