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Risk of blood clots after surgery
Sorry i always seem to have weird questions
i had my surgery wed been home and walking around
someone said be careful of blood clots well that scared me how long after surgery should i worry i had a laproscopic surgery
what can i do to prevent it. is it really a concern i should have.
happy mothers day all

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Walking around is GOOD.  Blood clots are more likely if you are immobilized in bed.  That's why when people have major (meaning big-incision) surgery and are stuck in bed, they put these booties on them that constrict and massage the lower legs every few minutes, to keep the blood circulating.
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Congratulations on your homecoming!  The word that the nurses gave me, both as a pre-op warning and after surgery as well...was not to cross your legs.  This means not at your ankles or at your knees or thighs.  If you're like me, that's a tough one.  peace,
Anne
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but for how long after surgery should this be a concern
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My doctor said that as long as I was up walking around as much as possible I should not have to worry about blood clots.  If you are concerned, give your doctor a call.  I am sure he can tell exactley what to look for.  Kasie
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im not sure how long the "could happen"period would be,but from my expierience,when i went into the hospital,and they had me in pre-op,they gave me a very lovely TIGHTTTTT pair of white stocking thingamabobbers to put on that went up to my knees..they were extreamly tight,and after a while,really started to hurt my legs-post-op day 2..at that point,i was up walking,moving around freely,and they told me to take them off....i probably didnt help much,but thought id share
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