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how serious is a blood clot in the lung

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Clot in lung: Pulmonary clots can be very dangerous, discuss with your doctor.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
PE Pulmonary Embolus: A blood clot in the lung is called a Pulmonary Embolism or PE. This is when a blood clot breaks off from a deep vein [ a DVT ] elsewhere in the body ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
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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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Take as directed: Blood clots usually dissolve within a couple of weeks, but that's not the reason to take warfarin. The drug is intended to prevent new clots from form ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
27 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Can be: Pleuritic chest pain is one of the potential side effects of a pulmonary embolism.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: The most common symptoms seen with pulmonary embolism (lung blood clot) are shortness of breath, cough, some chest pain, sometimes coughing up of bloo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: You need a ct angiogram.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
No: It requires a ct angiogram.

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