Medication, surgery or being confined to bed can increase your risk of developing a blood clot in your legs or lungs. We will assess your risk of developing a blood clot, but please feel free to ask your nurse or doctor about your level of risk.
To reduce the risk of developing a clot:
- take any tablets or injections that your doctor prescribes
- keep your compression stockings on avoid sitting or lying in bed for long periods if possible
- walk as often as the staff looking after you recommend
- ask what to do to avoid the risk of a blood clot when you go home.