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|Updated May 5, 2006|
Dr. Stanley Mohler, Director of Aerospace Medicine at Wright State Medical School, calls this the Stealth Disease because symptoms usually don't show up until several days or more after the flight.
If you feel any of the symptoms listed below, see a doctor.You will probably forget exactly what symptoms to watch for, so carry the wallet-size Leaflet. After 30 days you are probably safe, but you must still avoid surgery for three months. If surgery is unavoidable, see the article by Patel referenced in the bibliography.Leg symptoms (Deep Vein Thrombosis, DVT) may appear during flight or in the next few days.
Tell the doctor that you have flown recently and that you
suspect a blood clot.