Often there are no symptoms until several days after the flight, and the DVT may be mistaken for a cramp. Symptoms may include:
- Sudden swelling in one leg (a little swelling in both legs is usually
- Cramp or tenderness in one lower leg
- Bruise or swelling behind a knee
If you're thinking this doesn't happen to healthy road warriors, you'd be wrong. Being athletic is a major risk factor, because the slower pulse and resting blood flow rate may lead to increased stasis.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
PSA: Deep vein thrombosis
There's a summary on Google worth reading about Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), especially if you fly a lot, or if you're flying shortly after a big race. It says, in part: