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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Brown
Specializes in Pulmonology
Yes: Patients with cancer are at a greater risk of developing blood clots. Ask your doctor about compression stockings that may reduce the risk clots in th ... Read More
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Cancer is a well-known risk factor for blood clots. If the flight is short (which is relative these days with the long wait times, security etc), the ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This type of Chest scan is primarily focused on the pulmonary artery and vasculature which is why you received the contrast. However, it is still a Ch ... Read More
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Dr. Evan Lenkowsky
16 years experience Critical Care
Yes: A CTA will be able to detect abnormal lung masses with fairly decent accuracy. The test of choice would be a CT without contrast, however most radiol ... Read More
Dr. Edward Druy
53 years experience Radiology
Depends on size: Many patients who undergo a ct scan of the chest will have small or medium size nodules that are non-specific. A radiologist will document the size, a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
47 years experience Radiology
Several things: A massive pulmonary embolus will essentially block most of the blood flow from the right ventricle to the lungs, preventing blood from getting oxygena ... Read More
Dr. Fernando Torres
27 years experience Pulmonology
Heart stops: The problem with pulmonary emboli is that the blood clot obstructs the blood flow through the lungs. So the right side of the heart tries to pump blo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
CTA: A Cat scan is the best and most reliable way to make the diagnosis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But measures will have to be taken to reduce the risk for another pulmonary embolism.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Aggressive: antibiotic therapy based on lung snd sputum cultures.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: There are some secondary x-ray signs but usually ct scan or v/q scans are necessary to detect pulmonary clots. Plain chest x-ray can suggest an area ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Pulmonary embolism is a life threatening disease. Once you mention the disease you must see a doctor. The question can never be answered on line becau ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
PE: Clot traveled from somewhere to the right atrium and if able to the right ventricle, outside to the arteries of the lungs and cause blockade of flow a ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Embolism: Saddle embolism can be fatal, if there was a lot of damages done to lung symptoms may persist.
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