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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots can be a risk for anyone sitting still on a long journey. Long haul flights lasting over 4 hours are thought to be more likely to cause blood clots, but long journeys by car, bus or train can also put you at danger. People with IBD have an increased risk of blood clots. You may also be at risk if you have had recent surgery.
You can reduce this risk during the journey by:
You may want to talk to your specialist about your risk of developing DVT and whether you should wear compression stockings or take anti-coagulant medication.