Can I exercise while being treated, or will that cause the clot to move toward my lungs?

Deep vein thrombosis is not a contraindication for activity; neither during the acute period nor later on. During the acute period (starting from day one) the patient can move around and walk as tolerated, excessive exercise though is not recommended and may otherwise not be tolerated due to pain or swelling. After about a week, patients can gradually increase their level of exercise.

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.

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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr