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Is it safe to fly with a blood clot in the brain?

Monday, 22 September 2008
Answered by: Dr. S.K. Pandya
Neurosurgeon,
Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre,
Mumbai
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Q. I am a 56 years old male recently diagnosed with a blood clot in the brain. Is it safe for me to take long fights?

A.  It is advisable not to fly at all till the clot disappears. Changes in cabin pressure may adversely affect the clot and cause headaches and other symptoms.

A.  It is advisable not to fly at all till the clot disappears. Changes in cabin pressure may adversely affect the clot and cause headaches and other symptoms.

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