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I am in India and have just (yesterday) had a bartholins abscess

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I am in India and have just (yesterday) had a bartholins abscess drained. I want to fly home to the UK in 4 days to heal there - I will fly first class so that I don't have to sit on the wound and can lay down more comfortable. Am I at a higher risk of deep vain thrombosis because of the recent surgery?? This is my concern. I was administered an epidural and the draining surgery lasted about 30 - 40 minuets. I seem to be respnding to the antibiotics and at the moment have no further infection. Am 30 years of age and in good health otherwise.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
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at age 30, risks for blood clots are very low.
that is good you are responding to the antibiotic therapy
try to squeeze your leg muscles periodically during the flight and if you can get up and stretch and walk around some
I am not worried about blood clots for you during the flight at your age.
that is good you are flying first class
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