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Blood Clot Symptoms

Mar 06, 2017


Blood Clot Symptoms

During long trips by airplane, bus, car or train, blood clots can form in your legs. If the clot travels to your lungs, it can be deadly. The longer the trip, the greater the risk of blood clot.


If you have any of the flowing symptoms, notify the flight staff or a health care providers as soon as possible. Do not wait!

Blood clots in the lungs

• Chest Pain (Especially with deep breaths)

• Shortness of breath

• Fast heartbeat

• Fainting

• Coughing especially with blood

Blood clots in the legs

• Swelling or soreness

• Redness or discoloration

• Increased warmth of the skin


You risk of developing a blood clot is increased by:

• A personal or family history of blood clots

• Recent surgery or trauma

• Active cancer

• Pregnancy

• Use of estrogen, birth control pills, patch, or ring

• 65 years or older

• Obesity

Contact your health care provider for further advice if have one of these issues.