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blood clots in lungs treatment

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Repeat clot risk: According to American College Chest Physicians: After a second episode of unprovoked VTE – 15 percent for the first year; 7.5 percent/year thereafter. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Yes.
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 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Injectable: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is the drug of choice if warfarin cannot be used
A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends on many : Factors like what type of cancer what is the age, ER/pr and HER2 status previous treatments and side effects including Radiation Rx. So have open disc ... 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
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
See your doctor: There are many things doctors consider when recommending "best" treatment. Generally it comes down to a blood thinner (there are several) vs a filter ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Coumadin (warfarin) orally.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Blood clots: No, you should not have this for the rest of your life and your doctor(s) have to pay close attention to your health. Things should work out OK - plea ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Pulmonary embolus could be clot , fat, air or foreign body. Clots is the most common and almost always comes from a DVT anywhere in the body but most ... Read More

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