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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
This will require: Compliance with medical treatment. A pulmonary embolism can be quite serious.

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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 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
A 45-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 36-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 40-year-old member asked:
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
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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
17 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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
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A 36-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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