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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

question mark imageDiagnosed with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE)?   Below are links to information on common questions. Additionally, please see Clot Connect's comprehensive brochure for newly diagnosed patients.

When will my clot and pain go away?

How long do I need to be on a blood thinner (anticoagulant)?

How soon after my clot can I return to normal physical activity? Exercise? Do sports?

How soon after my clot can I fly?

Should I or my family members be tested for a genetic cause of blood clotting?

 Is it normal to be anxious or depressed following a blood clot?


We will be adding more topics to this FAQ. You may also wish to browse the topics under Links to Resources  or use the "Search" box at the top right of this page.