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Blood clot in lung

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
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 53-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
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Shortness of breath: Blod clot migrating to the lung is called a pulmonary embolus. Most common is a DVT from the leg.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tejas Ozarkar
8 years experience General Practice
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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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
&?: Likely came from somewhere else in the body, usually the legs. Many risk factors are identified, including long travel, surgery, and genetic predispos ... Read More
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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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
TOS: Rarely seen by md's. Work group prone are major league pitchers, who develop thoracic outlet syndrome in pitching arm. I have examine two major league ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Fortunately, the fatality rate when you have a blood clot in your lungs is low. However, it the clot is big enough, and/or is not treated soon enough ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Short of breath: Usually, there is shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate. The blood oxygen is lower than expected. Some people also have chest pain.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Exceedingly rare: What you describe is possibly never seen. Is this your idea as to what is wrong? Was there an ultrasound to prove? Very strange.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Chideckel
41 years experience Vascular Surgery
Few options: Swelling of legs pain in legs difficulty breathing.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Yes: Blood clot in the lungs( pulmonary embolism) can cause chest pain most often shortness of breath.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Not always: Pulmonary emboli (blood clots that travel to the lungs) vary greatly in size from patient to patient; some are trivial, others are rapidly fatal, and ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
23 years experience General Surgery
Blood clots: New as the bible. Blood clots in the lungs are a dangerus diagnosis that may lead to shortness of breath and even death. Usually start from the legs ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
This is: Potentially quite serious. You need to talk with your doc immediately to pursue treatment options.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
19 years experience General Surgery
Ct scan: A ct scan of the chest is usually done with IV contrast to localize and verify if there is a blood clot in lungs. Sometimes they can do another radiol ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
DVT: 20yo is kinda young to have blood clots in legs but it's not that rare either, especially in those w/genetic risks eg thrombophilia, taking estrogen-b ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Most of pulmonaty emboli cause shortness of breath more than pain . Pain happens when part of the lung infarcts and has no blood flow and this can cau ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: How do you know that you have blood clots in the shoulders? Blood clots in shoulders is not a recognized medical entity. It may help if you describe t ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Usually come from: Elsewhere like your legs dvt - look it up.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Very dangerous: However, if it is small and goes to a small part of he lung, it can be minimal. Many have had a pe and never known it. Hhowever, a clot going to the ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Et ... Read More
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Pulmonary embolism: Blood clot in the lungs are known as pulmonary embolism. They can be very dangerous and even cause death depending on the size and location of the bl ... Read More
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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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: A blood clot in the leg can affect your lung circulation should the clot break away from the leg and travel through the right side of the heart and th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Heparin warfarin: Heparin (an anticoagulant is started immediately). Eventually, most patients are switched to a pill medication - typically Coumadin (aka warfarin) is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
32 years experience Anesthesiology
No: Surgery is only performed for "massive pulmonary embolus" when it is considered life saving. Usually has to be done right away, so most who suffer fr ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Nattokinase/Vit E &: There is significant risk of blood clots in the legs on long flights, which can travel to the lungs. Walking some every hour or two should help. Drin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Don't smoke. Exercise - avoid long trips in cars and prolonged sitting in the same spot. Keep your weight down. If you are at increased risk, avoid ... Read More

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