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Blood clots in lungs treatment

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
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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Dr. Philip Miller
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Injectable: Lovenox (enoxaparin) is the drug of choice if warfarin cannot be used
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Dr. Ted King
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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
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Anticoagulation: Heparin and then warfarin for about six months and followup pulmonary testing rarely surgery or embolectomy, or lower extremity interventions.
Dr. Tchaka Shepherd
Trauma Surgery 23 years experience
Acute PE: Treatment of a pulmonary embolus essentially depends on the clinical symptoms at the time of diagnosis. The symptoms can be many and varied. Treatmen... Read More
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
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
Vascular Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 21 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Von Willebrand's: There is no reverse of von wwillegrand's disease. It is passed on as a dominant gene. I am sure that you were tested for it in the hospital and don'... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Cardiology 18 years experience
It depends: Depending on your symptoms and whether your doctor thinks this an acute event or a chronic event. If you having symptoms of acute (happened suddenly) ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Absolutely possible: The only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to get a biopsy and look at the tissue under the microscope. If it is in a single lobe it may be best t... Read More

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