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My wife has just returned from America and have some pain in

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My wife has just returned from America and have some pain in her leg. Went to A&E and had a scan. Two small clots were found. She is now taking Rivaroxaban 15mg twice a day for 3 weeks. This will change to 20 mg once a day for another 3 weeks.
We have a holiday booked flying to Turkey on 20th Dec.
Is she safe to fly?
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She should be able to go, but there are a few precautions you need to take.

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She should make sure to get up and walk around at least once an hour.

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Wearing compression hose will be helpful as well.

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Continue her medication of course is also essential.

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Her medication does make it safer for her, but that does not negate the fact that she needs to make sure to take other precautions as well.

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G-d Bless
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Should we go and have another scan to make sure the clots have gone before we decide to travel?

That is not neccessary.

Clots as a result from travel are caused by immobility. When sitting in your cramped seat in the airplane the blood does not have an easy time flowing to everywhere it should. The medication should have desolved the clots by now, but we are trying to prevent new ones from occurring.

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