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Blood clot in lung

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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CT 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pramil Cheriyath
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Coumadin (warfarin): One of the oldest drugs is available couamdin or warfarin, you need to frequently check your blood level- this is a drawback, newer drugs are in th... Read More
Dr. Omar Esponda
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Complicated: Depending on why you got a blood clot and other conditions present at the time of the diagnosis of the clot you might be getting different medications... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
Shortness of breath: Blod clot migrating to the lung is called a pulmonary embolus. Most common is a DVT from the leg.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Pulmonary Embolism : Is a sudden blockage in a lung artery. The blockage usually is caused by a blood clot that travels to the lung from a vein in the leg. Signs and symp... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
Dr. Tejas Ozarkaranswered
General Practice 9 years experience
YES: Pulmonary embolus is a medical emergency. If you have been told you are at higher risk for blood clots, and you feel the pe symptoms (increase in hear... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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No: As long as you are taking a blood thinner and will not be doing activities that could cause bleeding, then vacation should be fine. Check with your d... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Pulmonary embilism: Visit this site for information on this topic: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647 Wish you... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Numaan Malik
Pulmonary Critical Care 18 years experience
CT Chest.: If someone has symptoms consistent with blood clot in the lungs, CT Chest with contrast is obtained for further evaluation. .If CT cannot be obtained,... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Yes: Blood clot in the lungs( pulmonary embolism) can cause chest pain most often shortness of breath.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends: I would say a blood clot in the lung is serious but there are small clots and then there are large clots and depending where the clot goes determines ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Pulmonary emboli: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots in the arteries of the lung) can cause chest pain from either damage to the lining of the lung (pleura), or strain on th... Read More

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