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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Various: The usual warning signs of a pulmonary embolism (pe) include tachycardia (fast heart rate), dyspnea (shortness of breath), chest pain which can be ple ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
NO: Mondor's disease is a local phenomenon, Here is a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2978449/
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wylie
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Lack of blood flow: A ventilation perfusion scan is a test for a blood clot in the lungs, or pulmonary embolism. If there is a blood clot, an area of the lung will not be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Check with your MD: I personally would not travel for 6 mo.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
CT scan of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of some ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
This is more likely : Angina, cardiac origin (coronary artery disease) and less likely the presentation of pe. If symptoms just came, chew an Aspirin and get seen at the er ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
2nd clot: If that person lives long enough to start a blood thinner (ie, they don't immediately die with the first blood clot), the issue becomes preventing a s ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilbert Perry
40 years experience Cardiology
Rare but happens: Pulmonary embolism is uncommon in young active patients, but certainly can occur (witness recent episode with serena williams). Risk factors include ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examina ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
Disease: Blood clot can make you loss weight

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