Can I Fly With A Hematoma In My Leg?


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Robin Burden Profile
Robin Burden answered
There's nothing obviously wrong with flying while you have a hematoma, unless yours is particularly serious in nature (in which case you should probably be in hospital anyway).

Flying with hematoma?
I was once scheduled to fly from the UK to Spain for a relative's wedding, and I had been suffering with a hematoma in my upper thigh area.

At the time, I was suffering with slight discomfort - but nothing too serious.

Therefore, when I was finalizing my flight details, I was surprised to learn that my travel insurance would no longer be valid because I was suffering from hematoma.

This led me to do a bit of research on the topic of air travel and hematoma, and what I've discovered is that there's no major risk involved.

Can you fly with a hematoma?
The answer is yes. For those of you who don't know, a hematoma is very similar to a bruise. Only about 1% of people who suffer from hematoma incur any major complications.

Obviously, if you've got hematoma on the brain or another vital organ, then you probably won't be doing any traveling - but if you've got a painful, but minor hematoma in your leg, you should be fine to travel.

My main concern was the air pressure, but there seems to be nothing on the internet to suggest that cabin pressure will be high enough to cause any problems.

The only real issue, then, is that staying seated for long periods of time might slow down your healing process - and you're also recommended to move about frequently, to avoid the potential negative effects of sitting in the same position for too long.

You may also want to apply cold and warm compresses to the affected area to alleviate discomfort, and this can be tricky on certain flights (I know RyanAir certainly don't provide complimentary hot towels!).

But as far as actual health risks go, there don't seem to be any involved. If you're in doubt, you may want to speak with your GP for reassurance, though!
Daisy Ellis Profile
Daisy Ellis answered

I guess it's definitely okay.

But I advise you some natural remedies to treat it.

1. Roll the EggEggs have a very good effect in the treatment for how to get rid of hematoma and bruise. On the surface of egg, there have a lot of tiny holes which are tiny small pipes leading to the heart of gold. When using this method, you need to boil the egg then roll up quickly on the bruises and hematoma areas when it is still hot. It will create pressure to suck the black blood into the heart of gold. Keep trying this procedure, and hematoma will disappear quickly.

2. Apply ColdIce is one of the very first home remedies for how to treat a hematoma at home that you should think of initially. It not only helps you feel comfortable, relax from pain but also stimulates blood vessel so that they can contract and reduce the risk of swelling. As a result, bruise will be blurred and risk will be limited

See more method at: Home remedies for hematoma

natalie johnson Profile
natalie johnson answered
I don't see anything wrong with it, unless you feel you are in some kind of danger.

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