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Blood clot in lung in elderly

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
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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Dr. Ted King
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41 years experience
Most common: The most common sign of a pe is a fast heart rate. Unfortunately a lot of things can give you a fast heart rate. In truth, no symptoms at all can so... Read More
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Variable: Symptoms can be variable- from no symptoms whatsoever- to increase heart rate, difficulty in breathing, chest pain especially when taking a deep breat... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
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 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Wylie
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Various: Typically a pulmonary embolism will show defects on the perfusion portion of a ventilation/perfusion scan (also know as a vq).
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
Mismatch: Normal ventilation and decreased perfusion, that is normal air but blocked blood flow by clots.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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41 years experience
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 36 years experience
D-dimer: A d-dimer test is helpful with regards to diagnosing a pulmonary embolism (pe)or deep vein thrombosis (the pe being caused by a deep vein thrombosis o... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
No: A hematoma occurs when blood leaks out of the blood vessel that was punctured. There is a pool of blood in the adjacent tissues and, since blood is ir... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Unlikely a : "deep" blood clot since blood thinners , especially the newer ones, are quite effective in preventing seep vein thrombosis (clots) which then could tr... Read More
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